Here’s the Asatsugutori debut trailer and first details:
A machine that makes a quiet noise–an intravenous drip-like device in his right arm–and a small, dark red light.
When Lark wakes up, she finds herself in a strange room. When she wakes up, she finds herself in a strange room and meets seven other girls in the same situation.
An announcement echoes from above the confused girls. “Only the last survivor will be allowed to leave the building. “We recommend that you make every effort to survive for as long as possible. If you work hard, you might even be able to use magic.”
A few days after the girls begin their inexplicable life together, an incident finally occurs. Hibari regrets not being able to stop the scene of death that occurred before her eyes. “If only I could go back to the time before she died: …”
The next day, Hibari wakes up and goes to the cafeteria. The next day, Hibari wakes up and goes to the cafeteria to find that the girl who was supposed to be dead is still there as she was yesterday.
The ability to go back in time
With this power, I can start over again and again. No one will ever die again.
Make full use of the time loop to prevent incidents before they happen! The player controls the main character, Hibari, on a downward-facing map. Gather information to “prevent incidents before they happen” by acquiring items and listening to people.
Time progresses in real time as you explore, and the information you get changes depending on the time of day. Repeat the “time loop” as many times as necessary to collect evidence.
The protagonist of this game.
An ordinary eighth grader with no special characteristics.
He has a caring personality, but tends to keep his distance from people he’s never met before.
He lost his father in an accident, and has a stronger fear of death than most people.
She struggles to save everyone by using her ability to travel back in time.
“We must all get out of this place together! We have to get out of this place!”
A cheerful and energetic girl who is the mood maker for the girls.
She takes an interest in Hibari, who is the same age as her, and accompanies her on her investigations as a collaborator.
She is well-liked by everyone because she speaks openly with everyone.
She grew up in a household full of laughter, and she herself is always smiling.
In spite of her appearance, she has a childish inner nature and is often found playing with Karin and Eno.
“We’re friends now, aren’t we?
Other Main Characters
Girls in the same situation as the lark. The eight of them live together to survive…
How to play the game
Use the time loop to collect information in the “Search” section, and then use the information you’ve collected in the “Case Avoidance” section to deduce what’s going on.
An incident occurs.
Hibari activates her ability to go back in time to before the incident occurred.
Investigate your surroundings and gather information and evidence. Since this is before the incident, you can talk to the victim.
Avoiding the Incident Part
Use the information you gathered in the search part to make a deduction and avoid the occurrence of an incident.
Asatsugutori is launching for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 on November 25 in Japan.
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