If any of you caught the Japanese Sony press conference on Monday, there was a moment when they were showing a medley of upcoming PS Vita games where the screen went black and some random archer-ish character popped up for a moment.
That character was Akagi, one of the anthropomorphized battleships (an aircraft carrier, to be specific) from the online browser game Kantai Collection (艦隊これくしょん), otherwise known as Kan Colle. The game is relatively unknown outside of Japan, most likely because non-Japanese IP addresses are blocked from accessing the game. In Japan, however, the game is a massive hit, currently with over 650,000 users, and has become something of a phenomenon. Simply the smallest hint that the game might have something to do with the PS Vita naturally sent Japanese internet users into something of a frenzy.