Over 300,000 sleuths were on the case for Too Kyo Games and Spike Chunsoft’s Master Detective Archives: Rain Code! The companies confirmed that it hit a sales milestone of 300,000 digital and physical copies worldwide as of the end of July. To celebrate, Spike Chunsoft has eased up on content creators, allowing players to share footage up to Chapter 2.
The happy news comes after the first round of DLC, focused on Desuhiko Thunderbolt, launched on July 27th. The extra content, “Ch. Desuhiko: Charisma Killed the Cat,” is available now for $5.00 USD or as part of the Season Pass for $15.99 USD. If you want Master Detective Archives: Rain Code and all of the DLC, the Digital Deluxe Edition is also available for $89.99 USD. The next installment, “Ch. Fubuki: Fubuki’s Luckiest Day,” launches on August 31st.
Read more about Master Detective Archives: Rain Code from the game’s Nintendo store page.
Master Detective Archives: Rain Code Synopsis
A brand new lucid-noir detective adventure game from the minds behind the Danganronpa series.
Kanai Ward – the city of rain – is gripped by innumerable unsolved mysteries, under the complete control of Amaterasu Corporation. Master Detectives of the World Detective Organization, a group dedicated to eradicating the world’s unsolved mysteries, rise to the challenge of uncovering the truth. Yuma and Shinigami must work alongside the Master Detectives to solve unsolved cases.
Progress the story by conducting investigations in the real world, gathering clues needed to solve the case, then using those clues to conquer the Mystery Labyrinth. In the Mystery Labyrinth, the goal is to use the evidence collected during an investigation to reach the truth.
Take control of Yuma and explore Kanai Ward. Talk with people in the city, investigate crime scenes and collect Solution Keys that can be used as evidence.
The Master Detectives investigating together with Yuma have special abilities. Forensic Fortes such as Postcognition and Disguise can be utilized to find hidden evidence and testimonies.
As the investigation progresses, the Mystery Labyrinth will appear, a realm where the mysteries of a case materialize. The mysteries will take shape as various gimmicks and traps. Confront it with the Solution Keys that have been collected.
Reasoning Death Match
In the Mystery Labyrinth, Mystery Phantoms will appear to prevent Yuma from getting to the heart of a case. Fight back in simple yet exciting action sequences, and slash through them with the Solution Blade to reach the truth.
Elements Other than the Main Story
Collect Memory Shards hidden around Kanai Ward to watch episodes featuring Yuma and the other detectives, and enjoy different stories outside the main story by helping people in need through subquests.
Master Detective Archives: Rain Code is available now exclusively for the Nintendo Switch. How does the game compare to the likes of Danganronpa? Check out our review from Peter Triezenberg! And stay tuned to RPGFan for more visual novels and RPGs!