Publisher Spike Chunsoft and developer Too Kyo Games have announced “dark fantasy mystery” game Enigma Archives: RAIN CODE.
While not much is known about the game currently, the story is written by Danganronpa series creator Kazutaka Kodaka, music is being composed by Masafumi Takada, and character designs are being handled by Rui Komatsuzaki. It’s worth pointing out all of the core staff have previously worked on the Danganronpa series together.
A trailer for the game was shown at the end of the Danganronpa 10th anniversary Super High School Class Alumni Association event held today in Japan, a surprise announcement with the series key staff and returning publisher Spike Chunsoft. The trailer is expected to be published shortly.
Further details for Enigma Archives: RAIN CODE, like a release window and release platforms – were not confirmed at this time. For now, enjoy some more artwork:
You can definitely see returning themes from the Danganronpa series, chiefly the stylish characters and environments from Komatsuzaki, the mystery elements, and of course – the theme of death. It’ll be curious to see what role death plays in the new game, considering it seems to be a key theme in Kodaka’s previous works.
The most recent release in the Danganronpa series is Danganronpa Decadence – a compilation title of the main three games Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc Anniversary Edition, Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Anniversary Edition, and Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony Anniversary Edition, as well as the bonus new title, Danganronpa S: Ultimate Summer Camp. Danganronpa Decadence is launching for Nintendo Switch on November 4th in Japan and on December 3rd in both North America and Europe.
Too Kyo Games’ previous title, Death Come True, is another mystery game focused on the theme of death, with some of the main characters investigating the crimes left by a serial killer. Enigma Archives: RAIN CODE is actually project 4 from their originally planned roster of projects – you can read about them all here in our previous report.