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Critically Acclaimed Visual Novel 428: Shibuya Scramble Releasing for PS4 and PC in the West

March 4, 2017 Written by Zarmena Khan

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Spike Chunsoft made quite a few announcements at this week’s GDC event, including but not limited to the revival of Fire Pro Wrestling series, Cyber Danganronpa: The Class Trial for PlayStation VR, and a new project code named Psync by Zero Escape director Kotaro Uchikoshi. To end the week in style, the company revealed that its critically acclaimed visual novel, 428: Shibuya Scramble will be releasing in the West for the PS4 and PC in 2018.

In a press release, the company wrote:

We are thrilled by the overwhelmingly positive response that our titles have enjoyed in the west, and are honored by the reception from the media about our upcoming portfolio of games. The exciting return of Fire Pro Wrestling and 428, along with games from the Danganronpa series, The Nonary Games collection and Project Psync are just the beginning. We’re dedicated to localizing even more games in the future and want to hear what fans want next!

Here’s an official English overview of the game courtesy of Gematsu:

Story

A kidnapping on the streets of Shibuya brings together a hot-blooded detective, hard-hitting journalist, former gang leader, the head researcher of a big pharma manufacturer and a part-timer stuck in cat costume for a series of events each more unexpected and outrageous than the last. Can they—or the city itself—make it through the day?

Game Features

  • Real Actors and Locations:428: Shibuya Scramble uses a mix of still photography and live action footage for a cinematic gaming experience that pulls you on a whirlwind tour of downtown Tokyo.
  • Tangled Fates: An innocent choice by one character can have disastrous consequences for another. Unravel the narrative threads, discover how they tie together and use the JUMP system to move between scenarios as five stories run in parallel.
  • Easter Egg Hunt: Sometimes the wrong decision can lead to the right outcome, or at least an amusing game over. With over 50 endings, multiple bonus modes and extra scenarios, there’s more to the city than there seems.

We’ll update our readers when we have more info.