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Master Detective Archives: Rain Code Pre-Order Bonus is a Book

Spike Chunsoft announced the pre-order bonus for Master Detective Archives: Rain Code. It will come with a new digital novel about Yakou, who is the head of the Nocturnal Detective Agency. Kazutaka Kodaka, who wrote Rain Code, is not the author, but he supervised the novel’s creation.

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The title of the novel is How to Be a Master Detective: A Yakou Furio Case. Yoichiro Koizumi was the one who authored the book. Like other members of people who worked on Master Detective Archives: Rain Code, Koizumi previously helped to make the Danganronpa series. To be more specific, he was in charge of the script for the Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope’s Peak High School: Despair Arc anime episodes seven and nine.

Master Detective Archives: Rain Code is a franchise that is completely separate from the Danganronpa series. However, a large majority of its core staff worked on Danganronpa. It features the same character designer and composer, not to mention Kodaka being the main writer for both.

At the moment, we do not know much about Yakou Furio as a character. He is the head of the Nocturnal Detective Agency, but is not a Master Detective himself. This means that he likely does not possess any special abilities like the others do.

Master Detective Archives: Rain Code will come out for the Nintendo Switch on June 30, 2023. If you pre-order Master Detective Archives: Rain Code, you can get a bonus digital novel.

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Stephanie is a senior writer who has been writing for games journalism and translating since 2020. After graduating with a BA in English and a Certificate in Creative Writing, she spent a few years teaching English and history before fulfilling her childhood dream of becoming a writer. In terms of games, she loves RPGs, action-adventure, and visual novels. Aside from writing for Siliconera and Crunchyroll, she translates light novels, manga, and video games.