And with this trailer, YIIK has become one of my most anticipated titles of 2015.
From the YouTube description:
YIIK is a Colorful 3D JRPG set in the 1990s, about eight strangers, a mysterious woman who vanishes in an elevator, and weaponized Panda plashes.*When recent college graduate Alex Eggleston returns home from college, he finds adult life to be filled with mystery, strange friends from the internet, and other worlds that exist just out of sight.After following a hideous cat into an ordinary old building, Alex’s life takes a series of strange turns that leads him to www.onism1999.com, an English-language imageboard website.
On this strange site users post anonymously, on the topic of conspiracies, disappearances, the occult, and otherworldly happenings.Alex finds a terrifying and surreal video of a woman he had previously met in the old building.The footage is simple. A young woman in business attire gets on an elevator, she presses the button for the 18th floor. The elevator doors shut. She looks around, as if talking to someone. She then presses another button, and then another… until every floor has been selected. She starts laughing, and is lifted from the floor, violently slamming into the walls.The elevator comes to a stop, and the doors open. A bright light floods the camera, and she is pulled out of the elevator.Alex, and a group of ONISM1999 users begin to research the video, and the adventure of YIIK begins.
In YIIK, journey across an expansive flat-shaded wonderland, rife with with intricate puzzles, fast paced turn based 8 party-member battles, cat tossing, panda dropping, ladder throwing action.*Batteries not included*
And yes. The Mother influence is real.