Publisher Aniplex and developer Fahrenheit 213 have announced Murder Mystery Paradox: Fifteen Years of Summer, a new visual novel.
The new murder mystery visual novel is launching for Windows PC (via Steam) sometime this summer, and will only support Japanese.
This is the game previously teased by Aniplex and ex-Fate/Grand Order director Yosuke Shiokawa – now in development at his new studio Fahrenheit 213.
Here’s a rundown on the game:
Murder Mystery Paradox: Fifteen Years of Summer
August, 2004. Shikinejima — a secluded island that only a few hundred people call home.
Fifteen-year-old Itsuki Amazawa has come to visit the island for the very first time. At his adoptive mother’s childhood home, he and his newly met cousins pass the summer days in peace and quiet.
That is, until Itsuki learns the truth about the island…
Strange incidents known to the locals as “Shikinejima Vanishings” have been occurring around the island. And deeply entangled in these puzzling happenings are people that Itsuki holds dear.
Will he be able to uncover the truth and save those he cares about?
“The Culprit Is One of Us.” Your objective is to investigate this insular island and expose the one responsible for the incidents. As you are also a suspect, however, you will find yourself under the scrutiny of others.
Unravel the mystery before time runs out by speaking with the suspects to gather clues and deduce the truth. At the same time, you must clear your own name by gaining trust from those around you.
Fail to earn enough trust before the end and you may find yourself painted the villain…
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