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  Ichi, Ni, San - HAJIME! Nippon Marathon out now!Ichi, Ni, San - HAJIME! Nippon Marathon out now!
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The crazy Japanese party game is now available for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and PC/Steam, releasing for Xbox tomorrow

PQube (London, UK) - December 17th, 2018 -  Developer Onion Soup Interactive and PQube are excited to announce that Nippon Marathon is now available for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and PC/Steam with the Xbox version coming out tomorrow! The physics-heavy racer is the ultimate tribute to Japanese game shows, including everything from crazy competitors to collapsing courses, mad minigames and the perfect J-pop soundtrack.


Nippon Marathon - billed as Micro Machines meets Takeshi’s Castle - is a hell for leather race across Japan and finally out! Slip into your Narwhal Onesie, Lobster Suit, School Uniform or… er… dog body and charge through locations across Japan!

The local multiplayer mode is the best way to embrace the madness that is Nippon Marathon! Gather your friends on the couch (or Tatami) and watch them fly head-first into stacks of boxes, ride uncontrollable shopping carts down a giant bowling alley and finally find out what it feels like to run full speed into a wooden wall that you thought was made of paper! However, if you want to train for your next race, the AI will make for great sparring partners in both Story Mode and Versus Mode.

Stay at the front of the pack to make your competitors disappear at the end of the screen and gain stars - then the race resets to the last checkpoint until the finish line where the racer with the most stars wins!

Easy, right? Absolutely, if it weren't for throwable fruits, shopping carts, inflatable pineapples, collapsing tracks, clingy Shiba Inus, water melon rains and many more hilarious hazards!


Check out #NipponMarathon on social media! For more information and the latest news, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Twitch, Instagram and our website:


And for all Nippon Marathon updates, please follow the sport’s official news anchor Wedy herself on and

If you would like to request a code for the game, you can do so via Keymailer:

Should you prefer to put a request in via email or have any PR inquiries at all, feel free to get in touch: [email protected]


Dominik and the PQube-Team




 © Onion Soup Interactive. Published by PQube Ltd. All rights reserved


About Onion Soup Interactive

Hailing from the exotic dojos of Birmingham, Onion Soup Interactive is the newest kid in the indie shrine. Nippon Marathon, the officially licensed videogame of Japan’s #1 annual sports extravaganza*, is its debut title. The studio’s aim is to find and develop new forms of fun and to apply them in colorful and exciting fashion – all while trying to beat the Guinness World Record for volume of sushi consumed in a single sitting. Please direct all complaints to Buster the dog.

*Note to press: don’t fact check this.

About PQube

PQube is a publisher, distributor and service provider for the interactive entertainment industry with a global reach through UK, Europe, Middle East, Australia and North and South America from its offices in Letchworth, Paris, Bristol and Bawtry. As a licensed publisher with Sony, Valve and Nintendo and Apple, PQube’s software division publishes and distributes games for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita,Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, PC and digital download and has established a track record of success with major franchises including: Gal*Gun, Chaos;Child, Valkyrie Drive, Cat Quest, White Day, Root Letter, BlazBlue, Guilty Gear, MotoGP, Ride, MXGP, Harvest Moon, Senran Kagura and Steins Gate. PQube’s hardware division designs, manufactures and distributes consoles and accessories including the brand-new Atari ‘Retro’ range, Sinclair ZX Spectrum, SmartBoy, Retron 5, SupaBoy SFC, Sega MegaDrive, Atari Flashback and Blaze Tab. We thank all our partners and acknowledge all game names, brands and trademarks as properties of their respective owners.