While some may be waiting for a fourth major visual novel instalment in the popular Danganronpa series, the game’s creators are instead pivoting to a new project entirely, combining a fully 3D environment with lucid-noir styles and adventure gameplay in Master Detective Archives: RAIN CODE. The game is currently in development exclusively for the Nintendo Switch, and is expected to launch in Q2 2023 in North America and Europe.
Master Detective Archives: RAIN CODE will follow Yuma, an amnesiac detective-in-training, and Shinigami, the spirit haunting him. Trapped in a strange city caged by unending rain, the pair will tackle unsolved mysteries through puzzle-solving and more. Promoted features of the game include:
Master Detectives vs. Megacorporation
A city of rain is gripped by innumerable unsolved mysteries, under the complete control of a megacorporation. Master Detectives from around the world, each possessing unique powers, must rise to the challenge of uncovering the truth. With Shinigami by his side, Yuma joins the investigation as a trainee of the detective agency. Travel freely within the fully 3D environment of the city to gather evidence and testimonies.
Enter the Mystery Labyrinth, a Unique and Offbeat Puzzle-Solving Experience
As the investigation progresses, a realm known as the Mystery Labyrinth will appear, creating a path toward the truth. Once inside, however, the mysteries shrouding the case materialize as gimmicks and traps, lying in wait to consume Yuma. The rules of reality don’t apply here: delve into the ever-changing Mystery Labyrinth and get to the heart of the case. But that’s not all! Monstrous Mystery Phantoms will do whatever it takes to prevent Yuma from reaching the truth. Dodge their barrage of lies and slash the contradictions to pieces with the Solution Blade!
More information is expected to be shared about Master Detective Archives: RAIN CODE in the coming months. Until then, check out the game’s announcement trailer (above) and announcement screenshots (below).