Greetings from HumaNature Studios, the creators of the soon-to-be-released Doki Doki Universe. In the spirit of this year’s Thanksgiving holiday, we thought we’d share a preview of one of the stories in our upcoming game. This one is particularly relevant to the themes and spirit of Thanksgiving — odd as this may seem, as there are no pilgrims or turkeys to be seen.
This story takes place on a Japanese planet called “Suteki”. On this planet, a little sushi named Ebi-Sushi has run away and hidden, because she has discovered the shocking truth: Sushi is food! She fears she will be eaten by the hungry Sumo wrestler, so she and her two friends Maki-Sushi and Wasabi-Sushi become distrustful and afraid of all humans.
As QT3, you help Ebi-Sushi and her friends learn to trust humans again, and you help her see how they are loved and valued by Sumo-san and the others. Finally, Ebi-Sushi and her friends find out that Sumo-san is sick, and end up offering to make the ultimate sacrifice for him. (You can probably tell what this is from the screenshots in this post).
Thanksgiving is all about appreciating those around us, and about giving with a loving, grateful heart. It’s also about sharing great food with the people we love, and taking time out from our busy lives to let them know how much we value them.
From all of us here at HumaNature Studios, and from the folks at PlayStation, we wish you a warm and wonderful, relaxed Thanksgiving holiday.