Spike Chunsoft has announced the western release for Visual Novel 428: Shibuya Scramble! Originally released for Nintendo Wii in Japan back in 2008, the popular live-action novel has since been ported to PS3, PSP, and mobile devices. This time, the game will arrive in the west on PC and PlayStation 4 as soon as Spring 2018! You can read all the details below.
A kidnapping on the streets of Shibuya brings together a hot-blooded detective, hard-hitting journalist, former gang leader, the head researcher of a big pharma manufacturer and a part-timer stuck in cat costume for a series of events each more unexpected and outrageous than the last. Can they—or the city itself—make it through the day?
The game itself takes place in the Shibuya scramble, a famous street crossing in Tokyo, where everyone lives their daily life. One of the unique feature in this visual novel is that they are using real live-action sequences as the visual art! Check out the screenshots!
- Real Actors and Locations:428: Shibuya Scramble uses a mix of still photography and live action footage for a cinematic gaming experience that pulls you on a whirlwind tour of downtown Tokyo.
- Tangled Fates: An innocent choice by one character can have disastrous consequences for another. Unravel the narrative threads, discover how they tie together and use the JUMP system to move between scenarios as five stories run in parallel.
- Easter Egg Hunt: Sometimes the wrong decision can lead to the right outcome, or at least an amusing game over. With over 50 endings, multiple bonus modes and extra scenarios, there’s more to the city than there seems.
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