American Detective Novelist Raymond Chandler Gets A Japanese DS Game

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Next spring a DS game based on the 1940s novel Farewell, My Lovely will come out in Japan. This strange scenario is presented by Furyu, the same company behind Last Bullet.

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Furyu’s game partially sticks the source material. It borrows detective Philip Marlowe, the main character from Chandler’s novel, and places him into a touch screen mystery adventure game. However, this isn’t a direct conversion of the novel. Furyu has original story sequences that players can find depending on what choices they make.

 

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a Japanese company adapt a Western property for a game, but it’s always fascinating to see what movies, TV shows or in this case novels are considered game worthy in Japan. Furyu seems really proud to have a Raymond Chandler license too since the full title of the game’s name is something like Classic Mystery Adventure DS Farewell, My Lovely by Raymond Chandler.

 

Images courtesy of Furyu.


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