Shin Hayarigami: Blind Man Chapter now available for smartphones in Japan
posted on 12.01.17 at 03:23 AM EDT by (@salromano)
New chapter releases due through April 2018.

Shin Hayarigami

Nippon Ichi Software has released the first chapter of horror visual novel Shin Hayarigami for iOS via the App Store and Android via Google Play in Japan for 360 yen.

From now until April 2018, Nippon Ichi Software plans to release the other chapters of Shin Hayarigami for smartphones as episodes. Here is the full schedule:

  • Available Now – Shin Hayarigami: Blind Man Chapter
  • December 2017 – Shin Hayarigami: Evil Spirit Chapter
  • January 2018 – Shin Hayarigami: Pandemic Chapter
  • February 2018 – Shin Hayarigami: Parasite Chapter
  • March 2018 – Shin Hayarigami: Doll Chapter
  • April 2018 – Shin Hayarigami: Secret Club Chapter

Shin Hayarigami was originally released for PlayStation 3 and PS Vita in Japan in 2014. Here is an overview of the story, via VNBD:

The game takes place in a fictional, but unnamed prefecture (known as Prefecture S) and village (known as Village C) where players take on the role of Saki Hojo, a female police officer who has been with the force for a few months after graduating from the local police academy.

Blind Man, a serial killer from urban myth, has been deemed a suspect for killing people in the prefecture by taking their eyes and tongues out. Due to this problem, the National Police Agency has brought in Sojiro Sekimoto, an ex-university occultist professor who was arrested in 2012 for being involved in the death of a university student under his watch. Thanks to a distant relative in the Public Prosecutor’s Office, he was placed in the custody of the S Prefectural Police. Sekimoto and Saki team up, relying on the former’s expertise to determine if Blind Man is someone trying to take advantage of the urban myth or if the paranormal really is starting to get involved. But the Blind Man case isn’t the only one Saki and the police need to investigate.

From there on, the duo would need to investigate other cases that may or may not tie to various urban legends.

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