News Promo Video for Death Note's L Prequel Game Streamed (Updated)
posted on 2007-12-17 14:40 EST
The official Japanese website for Konami's Death Note games has posted a promotional video for L the proLogue to Death Note: Rasen no Trap (Spiral Trap) "mystery battle adventure" game. (After the opening Flash animation ends on the linked page, select the center white button with the letters "PV" in it.) The video will be screened at this year's Jump Festa event, which runs on December 22 and 23 near Tokyo. The game will ship for the Nintendo DS portable game console in Japan on February 7, 2008, two days before the L change the WorLd movie spinoff opens. The story is set before the Kira investigation depicted in the original suspense manga series by Takeshi Obata and Tsugumi Ooba.
The player assumes the role of a rookie FBI agent who is knocked out during an undercover investigation. The player wakes up in a strange hotel and tries to escape despite the various traps laid out throughout the building. The genius detective L provides help in the escape via a fictional in-game PDA, and the player feeds L information that is gathered throughout the hotel and outside. The software also includes a separate "L Communicator" mode in which users can make friends with L by giving him sweets. If the user succeeds in making friends with L, L will "talk" with the user via voice.
Source: Moon Phase
Update: Link added for the trailer.