Experience’s follow up to the visual novel game Death Mark as part of the “Spirit Hunter” series in NG is coming Westward for PS4, PS Vita, Switch, and PC in October 2019.
NG was made by Experience with the focus on “quiet fear” of Japanese horror. Those of you who played Death Mark will feel right at home with similar systems that were well-received from fans in the first game with various parts that have been polished for quality improvement.
While the PS4 and Switch versions will get both physical and digital releases, the PS Vita and PC versions will be availably only digitally.
Here’s a look at a trailer from the Switch version with additional details from publisher Aksys Games:
NG is the second entry in the new Spirit Hunter series, and the companion story to last year’s award-winning sound novel, Death Mark. NG follows the story of a young man on a life-threatening quest to discover who—or what—is responsible for the disappearance of his little sister. To save her, our protagonist must team up with shady characters, face down spirits of legend, and make difficult decisions that can greatly alter the outcome of the game. Can you save your sister and stop evil from destroying all that you hold dear? Or will you find yourself just another victim of an angry spirit?
- Creeping Horrors, Familiar Settings – While its predecessor, Death Mark, found its spirits in distinct, horrifying locales, NG weaves fear seamlessly into the mundane. Face down monsters in quiet residential streets, neighborhood parks, and even the protagonist’s own home. Be careful – terror lurks behind every corner.
- More Than A Visual Novel – NG offers an immersive and exciting gameplay experience, in which players must make decisions at key moments in order to survive. Players are offered a “Judge System,” which allows them to respond to each event with a spectrum of disparate reactions.
- Search for Clues – Use a flashlight to examine each location in order to solve the game’s terrifying mystery. Watch out! You may unearth more than you’ve bargained for.
- Beautiful But Deadly – The game features gorgeous illustrations from artist Fumiya Sumio, who makes the terror in each character’s face impossible to miss and renders horrifying spirits with stunning detail.
NG is available in Japan for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Nintendo Switch. The game releases in North America and Europe for PS4, PS Vita, Switch, and PC in October 2019.