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Shin Hayarigami Game's Promotional Video Posted

posted on 2014-06-08 03:15 EDT
Horror game from NIS to ship in Japan on August 7

PlayStation Japan began streaming a promotional video on Thursday for Nippon Ichi Software's Shin Hayarigami PlayStation 3 and PS Vita horror game.

The game will start in the "Blind Man Arc," which follows the protagonists as they try to capture the serial killer "Blind Man," who murders his victims to feed his rage. The Blind Man Arc will serve as a prologue for the game, and players can tackle one of seven different arcs depending on the actions they take. After all seven arcs have been cleared, the game will open a final arc will for players to challenge.

The game follows 25-year-old protagonist Saki Hōjoō and 36-year-old Sōjirō Sekimoto. Although Saki is usually cool, she also has a side of her that is quite cowardly. However, she is very good at acting and making lies. Sōjirō is a former college professor who studied urban myths, but is now a suspect for a murder case. He claims to have knowledge about an incident that happened in a village, and agrees to assist Saki in the case.

Nippon Ichi Software will release the game for both consoles on August 7. The PS3 version will retail for 6,800 yen (about US$66), and the PS Vita version will retail for 5,800 yen (US$56). A downloadable version of the PS3 game will retail for 6,171 (US$60) with tax, and a downloadable version of the PS Vita game will retail for 5,143 yen (US$50) with tax. Those who pre-order the game will get two soundtrack CDs.

The first Hayarigami game shipped in Japan in 2004, followed by Hayarigami 2 and Hayarigami 3 for PlayStation 2. NIS has ported the games onto multiple platforms since their release.

[Via Hachima Kikō]


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