THE Nintendo Switch version of Hokkaido Rensa Satsujin: Ohotsuku ni Kiyu finally released in Japan

THE Nintendo Switch version of Hokkaido Rensa Satsujin: Ohotsuku ni Kiyu finally released in Japan
THE Nintendo Switch version of Hokkaido Rensa Satsujin: Ohotsuku ni Kiyu finally released in Japan

G-MODE Corporation, the developer behind Hokkaido Rensa Satsujin: Ohotsuku ni Kiyu – Tsuioku no Ryuuhyou / Namida no Nipopo Ningyourecently announced the launch date of this game in Japan for September 12, 2024. Great news for fans is that the game will be available in English, making it easier to acquire on the Japanese eShop. Additionally, the game will feature Japanese, Traditional Chinese, and Simplified Chinese options, providing an accessible experience for a wide audience. The physical edition of the Switch will cost 8,800 yen.

Hokkaido Rensa Satsujin: Ohotsuku ni Kiyu has a fascinating history. Originally released on PC by LOGiN SOFT in 1984, then on Famicom in 1987, it is considered the third part of the “Yuji Horii Mystery Trilogy” after The Portopia Serial Murder Case and Karuizawa Yuukai Annai. This game, which has never benefited from a full remake in the past, is a true classic gem that attracts the attention of adventure game fans, regularly appearing on lists of “most adventure game remakes”. most sought after.” This faithful remake of the Famicom version has been carefully adapted for the modern era, preserving all the magic of the original while delivering an experience optimized for today’s gamers.

The story takes place in the Hokkaido region, where a series of mysterious murders shake the community. When the Nipopo doll cries, another corpse appears… These murders lead to a series of complex investigations and twists, shedding light on the region’s dark secrets.

The gathering of legendary developers working on this project is nothing short of impressive. Featuring Yuji Horii (creator and screenwriter of the Dragon Quest role-playing video game series), the original creator and supervisor of the new storyline, as well as eminent talents like Kazunori Orio, Gouzou Shiozaki, Kiyokazu Arai, Toshiyuki Ueno and Satoshi Kadokura, the game benefits from a top-notch development team, ready to deliver an exceptional gaming experience.

This remake also includes an all-new story supervised by Yuji Horii, set in 2024 after the events of the Ohotsuku Incident in 1987. Unravel the mysteries of the Ohotsuku murders in this gripping adventure, enhanced by quality voiceovers and a haunting theme song performed by Shoko Nakagawa.

For collectors and enthusiasts, the physical edition of the game is a real rare gem. It includes not only the remake, but also the original Hokkaido Rensa Satsujin: Ohotsuku ni Kiyu game, providing a double dose of nostalgic fun. Additionally, early copies of the game will offer exclusive bonuses, including an art book inspired by the legendary PC magazine LOGiN, as well as a soundtrack CD with new arrangements.

In summary, Hokkaido Rensa Satsujin: Ohotsuku ni Kiyu promises to be a memorable experience for players, skillfully blending the retro charm of the original classic with modern improvements and exciting additions. Prepare to delve into a gripping investigation and uncover the unfathomable mysteries lurking in the murky waters of Ohotsuku.

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