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Master Detective Archives Rain Code Will Come Out in Spring 2023

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During the September 2022 Nintendo Direct livestream, Spike Chunsoft showed off a new trailer for its upcoming dark fantasy mystery game, Master Detective Archives: Rain Code. Spike Chunsoft originally announced this game in 2021. However, at the time, the title was Enigma Archives: Rain Code. The writer, composer, and character designer for Danganronpa will come back together to work on this game.

You can watch the trailer for Master Detective Archives: Rain Code here:

Protagonist Yuma is an amnesiac detective, and he is haunted by a ghost named Shinigami. Yuma is a detective trainee at an agency full of Master Detectives. They all have their own unique skills, but in the city of perpetual rain, they seldom solve any cases. This is due to a megacorporation that works to prevent the truth from getting out. Yuma can traverse through 3D environments to gather clues and listen to testimonies. Afterward, Shinigami can take him to a Mystery Labyrinth that will help him to see the truth of a case.

The game has a lot of familiar gameplay elements from Danganronpa. For instance, some of the platformer levels in the Mystery Labyrinth closely resemble the Psyche Taxi from Danganronpa V3 or the Rebuttal Showdown in Super Danganronpa 2. Unlike Danganronpa, you can explore the environment from a third-person perspective.

Master Detective Archives: Rain Code will launch on the Nintendo Switch in Spring 2023.

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