Master Detective Archives: Rain Code received a Spring 2023 release window during the recent Nintendo Direct. It’s a timed Nintendo Switch exclusive from the creative minds behind Danganronpa, which you may have picked up on from one look at the character art. Here’s the trailer that aired during the presentation. Read on to learn a little more about the game!
Master Detective Archives: Rain Code originally had Enigma Archives: Rain Code as a placeholder title when it was announced last year. The key Danganronpa people—Kazutaka Kodaka, Masafumi Takada, and Rui Komatsuzaki—all reprise their roles in leading scenario composition, music, and art design, respectively, this time under the Tookyo Games banner. Here’s a description from the website.
Yuma, an amnesiac detective-in-training, and Shinigami, the spirit haunting him, tackle unsolved mysteries in a strange city caged by unending rain.
Master Detectives vs. Megacorporation
A city of rain is gripped by innumerable unsolved mysteries, under the complete control of a megacorporation. Master Detectives from around the world, each possessing unique powers, must rise to the challenge of uncovering the truth. With Shinigami by his side, Yuma joins the investigation as a trainee of the detective agency. Travel freely within the fully 3D environment of the city to gather evidence and testimonies.
Enter the Mystery Labyrinth, a unique and offbeat puzzle-solving experience!
As the investigation progresses, a realm known as the Mystery Labyrinth will appear, creating a path toward the truth. Once inside however, the mysteries shrouding the case materialize as gimmicks and traps, lying in wait to consume Yuma. The rules of reality don’t apply here: delve into the ever-changing Mystery Labyrinth and get to heart of the case.
It’s exciting that Kodaka and co. are trying their hand at a 3D detective game. The ability to freely maneuver around environments elevates Master Detective Archives: Rain Code above AI: The Somnium Files‘ point-and-click gameplay, in my opinion. I look forward to seeing how it all turns out!
Master Detective Archives: Rain Code launches Spring 2023 on Switch. Stay tuned to RPGFan for more information as it comes!