Developer Spike Chunsoft has shared loads of new information about Master Detective Archives: Rain Code, including its setting, characters, and the mystery labyrinth. Apart from that, a Mysteriful Limited Edition worth $109.99 USD that includes the game with extra goodies is now available for pre-order at Amazon and other selected retailers. Master Detective Archives: Rain Code launches in North America and Europe on Nintendo Switch in Spring 2023.
Master Detective Archives: Rain Code bears the writing signature of Danganronpa creator Kazutaka Kodaka, with Rui Komatsuzaki designing the characters and Masafumi Takada composing the music. Check out all the new images and details down below.
Setting: Kanai Ward
Master Detective Archives: RAIN CODE takes place in Kanai Ward, a strange city where it constantly rains. The city is divided into several areas, each with a different ambiance. Kanai Ward is also the home of a megacorporation. Both the city and company have grown alongside each other, but for some time, the city has been under the control of the megacorporation. The government does not function properly, and because of its isolation, there is little interference from the outside world. In Kanai Ward, no one can oppose the megacorporation, leaving many mysteries unsolved.
Characters: Yuma, Shinigami, and the Other Master Detectives
Yuma Kokohead | Japanese VA: Katsumi Fukuhara | English VA: Lucien Dodge
The protagonist suffers from amnesia. His background is unknown, but he was in possession of documents indicating that he was sent to Kanai Ward as a detective-intraining at an agency in the city. He participates in ongoing investigations. A lack of self-confidence results in a tendency to frequently complain. However, he possesses a strong sense of justice and selflessly tries to help anyone in need.
Shinigami | Japanese VA: Sayumi Suzushiro | English VA: Anjali Kunapaneni
A death god contracted to haunt Yuma. She usually appears in her spirit form. Only visible to Yuma, Shinigami is constantly floating and bobbing along at his side. Though cheerful and chatty, this death god’s sense of morality is quite far removed from that of humans. Her words and actions sometimes confuse Yuma. In the Mystery Labyrinth she transforms into a humanoid form and has the power to intervene in matters.
Among the detectives belonging to the World Detective Organization, this is a detective with a specialized power called Forensic Forte that aids in their investigative activities. Master Detectives are experts in criminal investigation. Using their abilities, they are capable of obtaining information and evidence that would otherwise not be available to ordinary people. Together with Yuma, they take on difficult cases in Kanai Ward.
The Mystery Labyrinth
Advance through the Mystery Labyrinth, a realm that embodies the mysteries of the real world, and solve puzzles related to the case in order to achieve the truth. The Mystery Labyrinth is a space where human beings cannot interfere, nor can the megacorporation suppress and cover up inconvenient truths.
As you progress through the Mystery Labyrinth, confront Mystery Phantoms in Reasoning Death Matches. Mystery Phantoms are the embodiment of the will of the person who is trying to cover up the case and prevent the truth from being revealed. They stand before you and argue against your deductions.
Master Detective Archives: Rain Code Mysteriful Limited Edition
- The Book of Death Art Book featuring commentary from Kazutaka Kodaka, Rui Komatsuzaki and Shimadoriru
- Exclusive spirited 6.5″ Shinigami plush
- Outer box with exclusive art from Rui Komatsuzaki
- Noise of Neon official soundtrack composed by Masafumi Takada
- Nintendo Switch steelbook
- Physical game
Master Detective Archives: Rain Code releases in Spring 2023 on Nintendo Switch. Visit the official website for more info. For now, keep your eyes peeled and stay tuned to RPGFan for more Master Detective Archives: Rain Code news.