Shogi mystery adventure game Senri no Kifu: Gendai Shougi Mystery will launch for PlayStation 4 and Switch on February 27, 2020 in Japan for 3,666 yen at retail and 3,000 yen via download, publisher Kemco announced.
The physical edition of the game will include a booklet featuring shogi problems and records of essential shogi games.
Here is an overview of the game, via Japanese retail listings:
A mystery and shogi battle game set in the modern world of shogi and featuring seven popular real-life shogi players. The scenario is written by Hidehisa Miyashita (Folklore) and the music is composed by Noriyuki Iwadare (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Trials and Tribulations, Dual Destinies, and Spirit of Justice). Senri no Kifu: Gendai Shougi Mystery is an overhaul of the original smartphone game, which was known for its deep drama and design as a game that can be enjoyed regardless of shogi ability, now appearing on consoles as a complete edition with lengthy new scenarios, a shogi classroom, and more.
- A Detective Novel Adventure that Closes on the Truth of a Gambler – “How did the master player disappear?” Set in the modern world of shogi, incidents like this are frequently arising. What is the meaning of the keyword “clairvoyance”? This is a detective mystery game that depicts the profoundness of a gambler, and the pains of a young man aiming to become a professional shogi player. Explore crime scenes, solve mysteries, and figure out the culprit from a unique cast of characters including real-life shogi players.
- Enjoyable Even for First-Time Shogi Players – Since the game has been designed to be playable without issue even for players without any knowledge of shogi rules, first-time shogi players can play without worry. A full shogi dictionary and classroom, as well as a shogi problems corner are available in the game for players to learn shogi naturally. This is an introductory game where you can experience the fun of shogi through the story, as well as a perfect way for parents and children to learn the game.
- Tons of Popular, Real-Life Shogi Players Appear – Plenty of real-life shogi players will appear in the game, including supervisor Michio Takahashi (9-dan) and deputy supervisor Manao Kagawa (joryuu 3-dan). Legendary shogi players may also appear! Additionally, music from popular composer Noriyuki Iwadare (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Trials and Tribulations, Dual Destinies, and Spirit of Justice, Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth and Investigations 2) will enliven the story. The physical edition of the game also includes a premium booklet featuring shogi problems and records of essential shogi games.