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Shinigami: Shibito Magire is Delayed to September 2022

Japanese studio Experience has announced Shinigami: Shibito Magire is delayed to September 2022, forgoing its previously planned March 2022 release.

While Shinigami: Shibito Magire is delayed to September 15th, reasoning behind the delay was to further refine the quality of the game. A release is set for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

Shinigami: Shibito Magire is the third entry in Experience’s Spirit Hunter series, and was originally crowdfunded by Japanese users and successfully raised funding to complete its development.

The news of the delay was revealed on the game’s latest livestream, alongside new gameplay footage:

Here’s a rundown on the game:

Psychic Suspense Horror. A puzzle solving adventure game that gives you a harrowing sense of fear that you may be attacked at any moment.

Story

A new horror experience while inheriting the past works. The game is based on the same concept as the previous games. The game offers a fresh sense of exploration by changing the perspective from the previous works, and a sense of harassment as you are hunted down by the new direction and system.

In the suburbs of Tokyo’s H-city, there is a private school called “Konoe Hara Gakuen” that has been in existence for 100 years. There is a rumor that every ten years, the dead blend into the school and spread a curse.

At the end of the summer, a student inexplicably dies in the school…. The police were not able to confirm the incident, but The police were unable to confirm the incident, but the tragic manner of death led to many rumors among the students that it was the work of the dead or that they were being summoned by spirits.

The chancellor asks the Kujo family, who have been involved in the school’s rituals for a long time, to clarify the situation.

The head of the Kujo family is a dull middle-aged man who is known for his eccentricities, but he is able to “see” strange things. In order to get to the bottom of the rumors, he begins an undercover investigation as a temporary teacher.

There, he experiences a horrible curse from the dead who are mixed in with the rumors…

Features

  • Tag-team salvage – In this game, you basically investigate with a buddy (sidekick). The information and items you can obtain and the locations you can investigate will change depending on the buddy you choose. The game also includes RPG elements such as parameter changes of the main character.
  • Suspenseful Act – This is an option that occurs when you are trapped in a critical situation. The probability of success depends on the buddy you are with, the item you use, and the action you choose. It’s up to you whether you want to play it safe or try to turn the tables.

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