By Spencer . January 7, 2013 . 3:45pm
Japanese storywriters come up with interesting settings for otome games taking established tropes and giving them a girls romance twist. We saw the game where you can fall in love with the Knights of the Round last week. English Detective Mysteria from Senran Kagura maker, Marvelous AQL, has players flirt with Sherlock Holmes… Jr.
Watson Jr. is in English Detective Mysteria too and he’s also a pretty boy. Developer, Karin Entertainment, added characters from other mystery novel series like Sara Marple who is the niece of a recurring Agatha Christie character Jane Marple. Lupin Jr. is the son of gentlemanly thief Arsène Lupin. The two Japanese detectives Kenichirou Akechi and Seiji Kobayashi are tied to Edogawa Rampo’s series of detective novels that feature Kogoro Akechi and his kid sidekick Kobayashi.
So, now that you understand the connections in this massive mystery novel crossover what’s going on in English Detective Mysteria? The game is set at the end of the 19th century in London and you play as Emily who lives with her butler Pendelton. Both of Emily’s parents were killed when she was young and now she wants to learn the truth about their deaths.
English Detective Mysteria comes out on March 7 for PSP.