Cave’s Mystery Game Is Instant Brain

By Ishaan . February 19, 2011 . 10:27am


Yes, Cave also announced what that mystery title we reported on two weeks ago was, at their event in Japan. Titled Instant Brain, the game is classified as an adventure title.


Beyond that, the first observation you’re likely to make is that it involves a lot of hot women. As for the game itself, it looks as though Instant Brain will involve some sort of photography element.


The game’s website has the term “gameonline” in the URL, which could mean it involves some sort of online element. Cave haven’t announced a platform for the title either, which is even more curious…

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  • Pretty brainless trailer.

    • Apollonis

      ba dun tishhh

  • 360
    too bad it won’t ever be brought over…

    and unless there’s a deeper meaning to it, the title sucks.

    • Apollonis

      Well I’m sure it means something…

      And I don’t have a 360 so it’s been pretty much a given for me that I can ignore anything Cave does on consoles… ;_;

      • You are doing yourself a injustice by not owning all the consoles. Each one has something different and unique to offer.

        • pretty much. it still amazes me how every time people keep asking for a _ps3_/_360_ version, how magically the other _exclusive_ games they wanted before no longer exist. it’s like they haven’t gotten the message that there’s still those games available if only you give in…

          saying that… I really do need to get a JP 360 now that my US 360 has died. hoho. eventually, I will.

        • Apollonis

          Nope, a handful of cave shooters and a couple indie games are all that attract me to 360, not worth it.

  • SupaPhly

    an adventure game that has… a million bullets. surprise!

    • Code

      You made me watch that video and become disappointed for the lack of a million bullets omo;

      • well, there are supposed to be mini-games…
        but of course it was such a tease that it wasn’t in the video. heh.

  • shy_mel

    I think Instant Boobs would be a better suited title.

  • Aoshi00

    I just saw the trailer was on Jpn XBL, the char design and seiyuu cast are sick, the camera thing sounds a little like Steins;gate? Asada Makoto is a god w/ his ever colorful hair :)

    BTW, I just tried the Students of Round demo, pretty long.. the music was really epic, Dragon Quest epic.. the battles are fun, the pics are nice, no load time, very nice menu.. but the mazes are too much for me.. no voices at all though.. so very very old school like Wizardry.. I just want the soundtrack..

    Noto Mamako, Inoue Marina, Sawashiro Miyuki, Takahashi Chiaki (Litchi), Kugimiya Rie, Ootsuka Akio (Snake), Horiuchi Kenyu (Raiden), Hanazawa Kana, I guess it has everyone’s favorite :)?

    • I’m not a seiyuu fan, but I recognise 90% from that list. They surely are going all out, eh?

      • Aoshi00

        Very nice seiyuu indeed (actually I’m not too familiar w/ the newer ones either). It’s cool this is an adventure game (I hope it’s a good one), otherwise the story and chars would be just dressing for a shump, really like the design.. It’s funny Cave is doing and adventure game and 5pb is doing Bullet Soul :)

        • They should collaborate and do what they do best :3 5pb the story part, Cave the gameplay part.

          Also, I must say that Anata wo Yurusanai’s OST is so so so good. It’s got a calm and peaceful vibe while being really classy

          • Aoshi00

            They really should team up, just like maybe Mistwalker w/ Monolith for RPG :)Yea, I bought the Anata wo Yurusanai OST as soon as I finished the game (I never missed a Uematsu soundtrack). I figure maybe the jazzy music is too calm and elevator-ish, but surprisingly a very good listen even as a stand-alone, I still put the whole CD on every once in a while… That’s one reason the game had such a unique vibe, the subject matter and art were adult too (the art was different kind of like how Hotel Dusk stood out from the pack). Too bad I don’t see it getting being published in Eng, otherwise I would play it again (replaying it in Jpn would be a bit boring since you alrdy know the story..)BTW, I finally finished the dang FF13 in Eng., easy mode helped a lot in the last couple of dungeons, saved a lot of time, some enemies were still a pest though.. so I got the Lightning gamer pic lol..

    • z_merquise

      Noto Mamako? Or did you mean Mamiko? But hey dood, thanks for the translation of the voice actors since not everyone can read Japanese.

      And also, is it just me but I notice that Chiaki Takahashi always voice hot adult female characters.

      • Aoshi00

        Sry typo, yea, I meant Noto Mamiko, I like her a lot, she’s Manamia in Last Story :) I guess Takahashi Chiaki is pretty sexy in real life..

        • z_merquise

          Well I saw pictures of Chiaki Takahashi in Kotaku (way back then when I still visit that site) and yes, she’s pretty and sexy. For what I remember, the article there was about her posing sexy pictorials for a Japanese magazine and that she lied about her age (she’s actually 30+ by the way, but still looked hot).

          Yeah, I know it’s Kotaku but at least I get to know some small stuff that I may not see in other sites.

    • PrinceHeir

      i love her for being Sawako in Kimi ni Todoke :P

      Marnia Inoue also? Rie Kugiyama? Akio Ohtsuka and Kana Hanazawa?

      damn it this makes me want to buy the game more

      • Aoshi00

        I only watched the first few eps of Kimi ni Todoke, but Noto was very funny as Sawako, she’s so soft spoken :) She was the reason I was interested in the show lol..

        • PrinceHeir

          hell yeah i love her :)

  • Apollonis

    So no one who’s able to is going to tell everybody else what it actually says? Is it just like “announcing a new Cave adventure game lol”?

    aside from the obvious staff introductions I guess

    • Aoshi00

      Yea, it’s a teaser and didn’t really say much other than how you can take pictures of the past.. the music and chars look cool, I hope the game is good as the seiyuu cast..

  • I don’t know what this is but I like it already.

  • Dear God Cave! You are on a roll.

    Now a teensey little detail…..

    With all these 360 games you are announcing, there WILL be hell to pay unless you break them to the west.

  • z_merquise

    So an adventure game developed by a Japanese company that’s known for “bullet-hell” games.

    Judging by the trailer, it may looked like some visual novel but I’m hoping for an action-adventure-shooting game where your camera can turn to machine guns or rocket launchers with lots of bad guys shooting you while you go cover to cover then take a smoke break at the middle of an intense gun fight, Vanquish-style. Then you can date and take pictures of the hot chicks, Japanese date-sim style. And it’s available for Xbox 360 and PS3!!

    Sigh, I wish such thing exists.

  • “…hot women…photography”

    Day one.

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