On May 18th, 2022, the official Twitter account for Sega’s 404 Game Re:Set account announced that a new “Cloud Event” would be starting on Friday, May 19th.
In addition to adding this new event, the publisher announced that a new playable character (referred to in-game as a Cast) and figurine shall be added to the gacha. The new Cast will be Kiki Kaikai (Cathlde version), and the new figurine will be the Puka Puka from the Taito arcade game of the same name. Kiki Kaikai is better known in English speaking circles as the Pocky and Rocky series.
In order to add this new event and the two gacha banners for these new additions, the game will enter a 5 hour maintenance period at 11:00 JP on May 18th.
The 40-second promo, revealing the new Three Star Cast: Cathode Kiki Kaikai (voiced by Atsumi Tanezaki) and the Puka Puka figurine was posted to Twitter and Youtube at 5AM on May 18th, 2022]. The trailer shows off Cathode Kiki Kaikai’s artwork, her Burst Skill animation, and how much damage it does per enemy before switching over to show off the model for the new Puka Puka figurine.
ABOUT 404 GAME RE:SET
404 Game Re:Set was initially announced on February 10th of 2023. The game’s premise involves Sega taking over the world via the power of Casts, personified versions of classic arcade games. The game sees players taking control of the good personification of arcade games (known as Anodes) as well as the evil personification of arcade games (known as Cathodes)
The game officially launched on April 25th of 2023, with the first five chapters being immediately available.
On April 27th, 2023, Sega announced that the game’s first event, focused on Virtua Fighter, would begin on April 28th
On May 8th, 2023, Sega publicly announced that the game received over 1.5 million downloads
On May 10th, the game added the Development Team Colosseum for players to fight raid bosses together as well as introduced Darius (Anode)