After first teasing the project in November 2016, El Dia officially announced a remastered version of Doukoku Soshite… for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita in the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu.
The remastered release will feature newly added elements, as well as charming characters and a “Trap Divergent Story” system. Development is currently 60 percent complete.
The Data East Corporation-developed adventure game originally launched for Sega Saturn in 1998. Here’s a description of the original release, via Moby Games:
In this game, you play the role of a high-school student (whom you can name as you like). A bus takes him and his classmates to the school every day. But this time, just when the hero was talking to one of his classmates, the lovely girl Riyo, a car drove up to the bus, there was a sound of a crash, and then the hero became unconscious. When he woke up, he found himself, his classmates (most of whom were girls), and a couple of unknown people in a locked room in a strange mansion. Soon the hero realizes something terrible is going on in the mansion. People are being killed under mysterious circumstances, their corpses hidden; he finds a memo soaked in blood and a photograph. Will he be able to solve the mystery and to protect the people destiny brought him together with?
Update 7:05 a.m.: Doukoku Soshite… will launch for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita in Japan on April 26, 2017. It will cost 7,800 yen on PlayStation 4 and 6,800 yen on PS Vita.
New elements include:
- Beautiful, high-resolution graphics
- The addition of unused event CG
- Revisions from the original scenario writer
- A hint mode feature
Thanks, Hachima Kikou.