Last year, a remastered version of Goichi Suda's (aka Suda51) 1999 adventure The Silver Case was released to English audiences for the first time. Next year its sequel will follow suit, as NIS America brings the iconic Japanese developer's The 25th Ward: The Silver Case to North American and European gamers.
Set five years after the events of the first game, the follow-up is named after "the new 25th Ward that arose in the bayside area of Kanto." When a woman is found "murdered under mysterious circumstances" inside the Bayside Tower Land apartment complex, a series of "seemingly random events" is set in motion throughout Tokyo involving multiple protagonists, including the investigative journalist from the first game, Tokio Morishima. Alone they can't be properly understood, but "with all viewpoints assembled, a truly shocking pattern emerges."
The game's trailer proves that Suda51's distinctive style will be in on full display once again with "completely rebuilt HD assets and additional content not found in the original version." Set in the designer's "Kill the Past" universe and explored through three different perspectives, the sequel "continues its bleak look into a semi-futuristic world on the edge of collapse and the misfits and antiheroes that inhabit it."
We don't have a firm launch date yet, but The 25th Ward remaster will be arriving sometime in 2018 for PC and PlayStation 4.