More DS mysteries? Enter Jake Hunter: Detective Chronicles

By Spencer . November 2, 2007 . 8:38am


Aksys who has a tight relationship with Arc System Works is localizing Tantei Jinguuji Saburo DS, but the protagonist is getting a new name. In North America he will be known as Jake Hunter. Aksys has this scheduled to come out in Spring 2008 at the reasonable price of $19.99.


Interested? Then take a glance at the three cases in Jake Hunter: Detective Chronicles past the break.


Episode 1 – The Petty Murder of a Fragile Heart A murder has taken place in Aspicio City’s peaceful Central Park. Jake’s longtime friend, Detective Scott Kingsley, implores Jake to help solve the case. Can Jake uncover the killer’s true motive?


Episode 2 – Seaside City Conspiracy

On a quiet night, Jake gets a call out of the blue as a hysterical man pleads with Jake to find his missing girlfriend, Eva, in the harbor city of Depono. What seemed to be a routine missing persons case, will lead him down a dark path of deception…


Episode 3 – Crash and Burn

A story about love, betrayal and death in the fast lane. Jake Hunter’s skills will be put to the test, as he attempts to solve a murder case at the top racing circuit in Ceteri, where rivals, ex-lovers and friends are all suspects.

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  • jeffx

    VERY interested! Especially at that price, hard to say no.

  • mikael

    well very nice price,especially for a scandinavian :P as myself..
    but i hope the price isnt due to the games length,if its as big as phoenix wright thats an incredible price for an adventure game

  • Ash

    Wow! I have this game in Japanese, never expected it to be localized. It’s a pretty straight-forward visual novel, so very few moments of “real gameplay”. Quite surprised, as I don’t think the visual novel concept will really catch on with the public.

    It does has a funny super-deformed mode with more detective-like gameplay (interrogating suspects, point out the murderer with evidence, etc.)

  • ryne11

    Interesting. Post something around the release as a reminder please, I forget easily

  • gar3

    I can’t believe a Jinguuji (or Jinguji depending on the title) game is coming over to the States. I’ve been hooked on the series since 2000 when I picked up both JPN Saturn ones. Good stuff to be sure and I can’t wait to play the DS version in my native tongue.

  • Aoshi00

    Quite unbelievable. Going to be lots of localization too, like Phoenix Wright and the first Trauma Center. Jake Hunter is a pretty cool name. I haven’t followed Jinguuji, the only import detective game I played was “Cross Detective” on the PSX. It would be nice if they throw in some voice-over into the little DS catridge.

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