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A Look At “Samples” For Beyond the Future: Fix the Time Arrows


Many of our readers are no doubt familiar with the concept of “Sample”. Seeing that word anywhere on this site usually means it’s time to put your brain to rest, sit back and prepare to gape at half-naked 2D women from X game, sprawled across the surface of telephone cards, library cards, posters or mousepads.


This is usually accompanied by a debate in the comments over just which of the half-naked 2D women is the cutest/most moe/my waifu. But today is different!


Today, the samples are for character-themed  telephone cards and bookstore cards that will be given away alongside purchases for Beyond the Future: Fix the Time Arrows at various Japanese stores. This being an otome game means that the illustrations are of 2D men. “Bishies” one might call them.


Here’s a look, along with which store each one is assigned to:


That’s a sample for Imagine’s illustration on the left and Stella Worth (a “Girl’s Game Shop) on the right.


Sofmap’s illustration on the left and Animate’s on the right.


This one’s for Media Land.


The one on the left is for AmiAmi, and the one on the right is for 7net Shopping.


Both of the above are for Neo Wing.


Finally, this last one is for Fammys.


Beyond the Future: Fix the Time Arrows is slated for release on the PlayStation 3 and PSP on December 1st. 5pb say that these bonus goodies are limited in quantity.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.