3DS Escape Game Parascientific Escape: Gear Detective Now Available in North America

Circle Entertainment has released Parascientific Escape: Gear Detective for the Nintendo 3DS in North America.

Featured above, you can view an overview trailer for the visual novel / escape game hybrid.

A sequel to Parascientific Escape~Cruise in the distant seas~, the game was originally released for the Nintendo 3DS in Japan back in December of 2015

Here’s a rundown on the story, via Circle Entertainment:

Parascientific Escape: Gear Detective follows Detective Kyosuke Ayana, who has the ability named chronokinesis which allows him to look back in time in a limited field of view, for up till 5 days back. Detective Ayana is hired to find a serial killer threatening the quiet neighborhood of Camellia Hills – but soon finds himself in much bigger trouble as he investigates the crime scenes.



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  1. porkbun
    February 15, 2017 at 4:13 am

    Western 3DS owners would buy this game?

  2. catazxy
    February 15, 2017 at 7:30 am

    Most of them, probably not, but we would.

  3. Lucky
    February 15, 2017 at 8:40 am

    Man Ninty should give circle a medal for publishing these unknown Japanese games on the 3DS.

  4. Jay
    February 15, 2017 at 10:50 am

    Digital only isn’t it. I want to play but can’t condone spending money on just digital stuff.

  5. BaronKrause
    February 15, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    Im assuming you don’t play many Steam games.

  6. InfectedAI
    February 15, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    To be fair, Steam is significantly more reliable and trustworthy with digital purchases than Nintendo.

  7. Jay
    February 15, 2017 at 10:40 pm

    No, I don’t. Don’t have an account anymore. Nothing against anyone who does, but I just always prefer to buy physical copies.

  8. BaronKrause
    February 16, 2017 at 1:46 am

    I get that, but nowadays it really is just for the sake of having a pretty box on the shelf. Without updates/dlc the contents on an average game disk night as well be a beta, it’s not like the old days. The desire to get physical copies so you can “own” the game is just an illusion now.

  9. devilmaycare34
    February 16, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    Part 1 was super cheap though. I think this game falls at the low price end. I found part 1 by accident.