During the most recent New Games+ Expo, which took place on March 31st, it has been announced that two indie visual novels will be making their way to new platforms. The titles in question are Legal Dungeon and Replica, both which originally launched on PC, before making their console debut on Nintendo Switch last year. Publisher PLAYISM has announced both titles are now available on PS4 and Xbox One as of April 5th! Both titles are playable on PS5 and Xbox Series Consoles via backwards compatibility.
Legal Dungeon is a police investigation visual novel, developed by Somi. The title originally released on PC via Steam, in May 2019. Below are both the official English trailer and PLAYISM’s new PS4/XB1 trailer:
Legal Dungeon is a game about organizing Police Investigation Documents.
The player must review and provide an Investigation Verdict on reports ranging from petty theft to murder, in eight different criminal cases. Legal Dungeon will teach players that apprehending and punishing criminals is the very essence of Public Safety. Players will quickly become experts in revealing true criminals.
The game comes complete with 14 multiple endings and 6 Steam Achievements for the players to unlock. Weigh the value of people’s lives to unlock all the collectables. The game is also home to a cute in-game Screen Mate shop!Somi
Replica is another investigation novel developed by Somi. However, the twist is that the entire game is played through a cell phone and social media. The title originally released on PC via Steam in July of 2016.
“This country needs more than a building right now. It needs hope.” – Evey Hammond
Replica is an interactive novel game played through a cell phone and social media.
You are given a cell phone of an unknown owner. You must look for evidence of terrorism by hacking into the cell phone owner’s account, under governmental coercion. Then inspecting the cell phone usage history and social media activity records.
The insane experience of peeping into someone’s private life through a cell phone will transform you into the state’s greatest patriot.Somi
Both titles released yesterday, April 5th, on PS4 and Xbox One. This is in addition to the games already being available on Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, and Switch, so those looking to experience either game have plenty of platform choices. Are you a veteran of the visual novel genre? Or are you perhaps completely new to it? Either way make sure to have a read of RPGFan’s Essential Visual Novel List!