NIS America has announced that Yomawari: Midnight Shadows is out now in North America for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and PC. To celebrate, the folks at NIS have released a brand new launch trailer for fans to look at if they’re still undecided.
Yomawari: Midnight Shadows is the latest by Nippon Ichi Software, and tells the tale of You and Haru, two girls who get lost on their way back from a fireworks festival. After getting separated, the two have to find their way back to each other by exploring an ominous town. For more on the game, check out our review of it below:
Horror games usually rely on audio cues to really cement the element of terror, and developer Nippon Ichi Software once again delivers. Creaky floorboards, disembodied voices, sudden door slams, heartbeats, and even silence are effectively used to drive the point home that Haru and Yuri are on their own, save for one very brave and adorable dog. Some audio loops are obviously in use, but the looping is done cleanly. Midnight Shadows is an unnerving experience, one that those looking for a good fright will no doubt enjoy thoroughly, with either a sound system turned up or a nice pair of headphones atop their head.
Yomawari: Midnight Shadows is a cute-looking survival horror game, with unexpected twists and a surprisingly dark narrative. The same unintuitive control scheme seen before can hinder the experience somewhat, but gamers familiar with those issues from the original Vita release should adapt in no time. The port over to the PS4 means that taking in the hand-drawn visuals is a treat, while loading times have also been almost eliminated altogether. Coupled with unsettling audio work, the ambiance is on point for giving a few scares. Check out Yomawari: Midnight Shadows, crank up the volume, and get ready for a thriller, just in time for Halloween.
Yomawari: Midnight Shadows is available now.