WMMT6 Announced! Speculative Logo Analysis

Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune 6 teaser logo
Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune 6 teaser logo

Hello. It's been over a year since I updated this site at all. For the people who still frequent the website, thank you! Your patronage is what motivated me to start up with content again.

And what better way to get back into the swing of things then the announcement of the next game in the Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune series: Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune 6!

A teaser site was made live about a week ago on the Japanese site for Maximum Tune 5DX+. The teaser shows the new logo above, which I personally absolutely adore the design of. Though it may be a placeholder logo until a more refined one for POP advertising is designed.

The teaser site also lists a date and a message in English, which seems to confirm that the WMMT team is well aware that the news was going to spread to the International community of players.

On the 25th of January, 2018, a few hours from the time I'm writing this, more information will be released regarding the game. If I had to guess, they are either going to reveal the new cabinet design, if any, and some of the major new content such as courses or vehicles, or perhaps even a new game mode.

But almost immediately, something about the logo intrigued me.

If you look at all the other previous version of the game, especially when they are announced, the logo is very rarely this graphically busy.

There's a lot going on in this new Maximum Tune 6 logo, most notably the white tire marks in the background in the shape of Japan's famous expressway junctions or JCTs.

But why place focus on JCTs in particular? I started to think that maybe this is just a visual flair and wasn't trying to hint at anything. But then I noticed how specific the design of the number 6 was. Was it supposed to look like the Maxi G symbol? Whitzwolf from the WMMT Discord community mentioned that, and at first I definitely saw the resemblance.

But I think it points to a new JCT opening, particularly the Hakozaki JCT, which New Belt Line clockwise and counter-clockwise currently use. On the time attack routes, you take an exit left to briefly drive on route 6 Mukojima.

It would be the perfect route to open to link the C2 circular routes with the C1 inner circular routes. Potentially making Tokyo area totally branchable!

I will update this article as soon as more information is available.

The plot thickens: WMMT6 Promotional Poster.

WMMT6 Promo Poster