MangaGamer has posted on its website that their site renewal planned for March 25 has been postponed due to “unexpected circumstances.” Furthermore, the three titles scheduled for release on the same day have been pushed back a month, leaving all four of their remaining upcoming games to be released on April 25.
MangaGamer cites the reason for the release delay as being “an important security risk” that they have found in the three games. Assuming that this is true, then there’s a high possibility that all three games share the same engine. Since their previous game, Da Capo, was ported to the Ethornell game engine, then perhaps these three games were also ported to Ethornell. There is no indication whether this “security risk” applies to currently released games.
In day-to-day computer software, security risks typically refer to some bug in the code that causes a program to interact maliciously with some external source, such as a website or a downloaded file. The only interaction with external sources we’ve seen so far in MangaGamer’s games has been the activation procedure, which sounds kind of odd as a possible exploit vector. Therefore, perhaps this “security risk” isn’t one in the standard sense of the term, but rather a hole in their DRM scheme, or maybe even just a normal crash bug.
Lastly, the MangaGamer update cites “unexpected circumstances” as the reason for the indefinite postponement. There are two possible reasons we can think of. Either the website programming staff had some sort of emergency and came across a technical problem that had no clear solution, or perhaps MangaGamer was aiming to announce some new titles and negotiations had stalled. In either case, we won’t know for sure unless the company decides to make a more detailed announcement regarding it.