Ise Shima Mystery Guide: The False Black Pearl, Happymeal’s Famicom-style mystery visual novel originally announced for 3DS, will now be a Switch title, the developer announced. It will launch via the Nintendo eShop in 2018 in Japan for 1,000 yen under the publishing of Flyhigh Works. While the 3DS version was not directly cancelled, its release is currently undecided. It will also be playable at Tokyo Game Show 2018 from September 20 to 23.
Here is an overview of the game, via its official website:
In Tokyo’s Ueno Park, a body that died of unnatural causes was discovered. The victim was a drifter that wandered the park. The player / protagonist (a detective) and junior detective Ken Kaimeiji discover a purse that reads “浜〇真珠” (the 〇 was chipped away and unreadable) at the scene. It turned out that the purse was made in the Ise region, as revealed by a smartphone search for “浜〇真珠.” And so the protagonist and Ken immediately left for Ise Shima…
Not only does the game emphasize the textures of the Famciom era, it is also built entirely based on the system’s specifications. Players will use commands to discover the truth of the case. Also, players can switch between dot-by-dot pixel and magnified graphics.
Watch a new trailer below.