Earlier this year in May, the legendary video game designer Suda51 mentioned how he would be interested in releasing some of Grasshopper Manufacture’s older titles on the Nintendo Switch.
One of the games he mentioned at the time that had a “more realistic” chance of coming to the hybrid system was Grasshopper’s 1999 adventure visual novel, The Silver Case.
Now, just months later, multiple online listings in Japan have revealed The Silver 2425 is on its way to the Switch. This two-in-one package contains remakes of Grasshopper’s original title The Silver Case and the sequel, The 25th Ward: The Silver Case.
These games have previously been localised and released on the PlayStation 4 and PC, and Playism’s Nintendo Switch version is scheduled to launch in Japan on 18th February next year for 6,578 yen.
Here’s the backstory of the original game (via Steam):
1999 – Tokyo’s 24 Wards. The city has been plagued by a string of serial murders. The detectives of the 24 Wards Heinous Crimes Unit have their sights set on one particular suspect: Kamui Uehara, legendary serial killer and perpetrator of a number of assassinations of government officials 20 years prior in the now-famous “Silver Case”. However, nobody knows who – or what – Kamui really is. Is this really the second coming of Kamui? Who is this infamous serial killer, and what is his endgame?
Take control of the protagonist – a member of the Special Forces Unit known as “Republic” – from a first-person perspective and dig deep into the underground of the 24 Wards and the police force itself to unravel the various interconnected mysteries encountered throughout the game. Inspired by classic adventure and visual novel-style games as well as neo-noir and hardboiled detective films, The Silver Case provides a unique and revolutionary gameplay experience as it leads you through deep and engaging storylines filled with puzzles and riddles. Uncover the truth piece by piece as you struggle to survive in this dark and dangerous world where the stakes are even higher than they seem!
If we hear anything regarding a Silver 2425 western release, we’ll be sure to let you know right away.