Visual novel fans can now take a closer look at Murder Detective Jack The Ripper for Nintendo Switch.
Nippon Ichi Software has revealed a new teaser site for the game, along with a Twitter account. While there’s not much for now, we can expect to receive updates from these channels in the coming months.
Additionally, the game now has an Amazon listing with a brief story synopsis of the game. Check out a quick translation below, courtesy of Gematsu:
Will you choose the path of good or evil?
Set in a fictional London where medical technology has developed, Murder Detective: Jack the Ripper is a fully-voiced adventure game. While investigating a string of murders, private detective Arthur Hewitt, perhaps from the shock of discovering dead bodies, realizes the existence of “another person” within himself. This leads Arthur, living in strange cohabitation with a phantom that calls himself Jack the Ripper, to become wrapped up in a huge case that revolves around London.
- “Detective” and “Murderer.” The conclusion of the case changes depending on your choices. This game, a novel adventure, branches into “Detective” and “Murderer” routes depending on your choices. Will you be the intellectual “Detective” or the impulsive “Murderer?” It is good to think from the perspective of, “What would I do if it were me?” The results of your choices will have a major effect on the conclusion of the story.
- Sub-stories rich in variety. Outside of the main story, there are also sub-stories that players can unlock by meeting certain conditions. From stories between cases to “if” situations where the story plays out with the wrong choices, there is a ton of variety in addition to story supplements. Be sure to check out all of the sub-stories!
- “Another Jack,” depicted in the chibi art style. This game has bad endings where Arthur may be killed or is unable to solve a case. For each bad ending, a “Bonus Theater” will begin, where chibi art-style characters explain what went wrong through comical exchanges. From meta to risky, anything goes in the Bonus Theater. The characters are also animated.
Murder Detective Jack The Ripper will be launching for Nintendo Switch on 25 April 2019 in Japan.