Daedalus: The Awakening of Golden Jazz first details, screenshots

First look at the new Jake Hunter Detective Story series.

Arc System Works has released the first information and screenshots of Daedalus: The Awakening of Golden Jazz, its upcoming mystery adventure game and new Jake Hunter Detective Story series.

Get the details below.

■ Introduction

Daedalus is a new chapter in the hardboiled adventure game series Jake Hunter Detective Story, which has been going for 30 years. It will included new game systems, evolved graphics, and completely new character visuals. Additionally, the scenario is penned by Hirotaka Inaba, who handled the series’ immensely popular Jake Hunter Detective Story: At the End of the Dream. Please look forward to a new Jake Hunter!

■ Story

Daedalus: The Awakening of Golden Jazz

A sorrowful event engraved on the people and city of New York.

Jake Hunter’s pain would not heal. An inherited soul guides none other than the young Jake Hunter.

A complicated past, a falling city, and an awakened fate. This is the story set before “Yume no Owari ni (At the End of the Dream).”

The story of where it all began.

■ New Systems that Makes the Story More Immersive and Make the Case Visually Easier to Understand from Start to Solution

Daedalus: The Awakening of Golden Jazz is equipped with new systems including the “Mind Tree System,” which is a visualization of Jake Hunter’s thoughts, the “Stance Change System,” which allows players to change their “stance” during conversations and investigations to get information out of the other person, and the “Investigation System,” which allows players to investigate a scene at 360 degrees.

The Mind Tree System is a visualization system that likens the case to a tree and its fruits from start to solution in order to determine the truth. Also, by changing stance during conversations and investigations, players can easily get information out of other people and conduct the investigation from various perspectives unlike ever before.

Mind Tree

Daedalus: The Awakening of Golden Jazz

The Mind Tree is a visualization of Jake Hunter’s thoughts. By gathering information through investigation and examination, the small tree will bear “Fruits of Thought.” By growing the Mind Tree, you can use the Fruits of Thought to move to the Clarification Phase in order to determine the truth of the case.

Stance Change

Daedalus: The Awakening of Golden Jazz

In situations where you cannot use ordinary methods such as the Fruits of Thought bore by the Mind Tree, or when you cannot uncover information through investigation, you can use a Stance Change. By changing stance during conversations and investigations, it becomes easier to get information out of the other person, and they may even let down their guard. By investigating from various perspectives, you will be able to uncover even more detailed information.

Investigation System

Daedalus: The Awakening of Golden Jazz

During investigations, you can explore the scene at a full 360 degrees. Play as if you yourself were standing at the scene of the incident and uncover the hidden evidence left behind.

■ Evolved Graphics and New Character Visuals

Daedalus: The Awakening of Golden Jazz

New graphics and completely new character models. While preserving the atmosphere of the Jake Hunter Detective Story series up until now, Daedalus: The Awakening of Golden Jazz offers stylish graphics suited to a modern day adventure game. How will these new characters that interweave subtle touches and vivid colors be depicted in the story?

Daedalus: The Awakening of Golden Jazz is due out for PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC via Steam in 2018 in Japan.

View the screenshots at the gallery. Visit the official website here.

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