Okuri Inu, the September 2017-announced horror visual novel from Gakkou de atta Kowai Hanashi and Shiju Hachi (Kari) scenario writer Takiya Iijima, will launch for Switch via the Nintendo eShop in Japan on July 12 for 990 yen, publisher Mebius and developer Shannon announced.
The Switch title is based on the 2009-released mobile version, but with enhanced graphics and presentation. Additionally, two new chapters written by Takiya Iijima have been added and more than 20 endings have been prepared.
Here is an overview of the story, via the game’s official website:
I loved the strange stories that grandma would often tell me as a kid.
As I grew older, I remembered less and less of those stories, but I somehow remembered the story of a yokai called Okuri Inu.
Okuri Inu is a yokai that lives in the Yatsugatake Mountains, who was said to be something like a mountain god. In the past, there were said to be many mountain hounds, and it was not rare for travelers who let their guard down to become one’s prey. When walking the Yatsugadake Mountains at night, you can hear footsteps lightly following behind you.
This is Okuri Inu.
Do not look behind you. If you turn around, you will be eaten.
If Okuri Inu appears, it will protect you from the mountain hounds and monsters living on the mountain until you make it back home.
If you make it back home safely, give Okuri Inu salted onigiri or a sandal and it will gladly return to the mountain. It is a bodyguard that you can depend on. However, there is one more thing to be mindful of other than not turning around if Okuri Inu appears.
That is, do not fall over.
If you fall over, Okuri Inu will attack you, and surely it will eat you. If you fall over, that is what is said will happen.
“Oof. I’m going to relax.”