25th Ward: The Silver Case Sequel Game Gets Remake
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Grasshopper Manufacture announced during the BitSummit event on Saturday that it will develop a remake of its The 25th Ward: The Silver Case (Silver Jiken: 25-Ku) sequel game. Gōichi Suda (also known as Suda51) stated that the game will be "almost a full remake, including the scenario." Grasshopper Manufacture did not announce a release date or platform for the remake.
Grasshopper Manufacture also announced that it will release two new chapters for its HD remastered PC version of The Silver Case as a free update. The two chapters – "White Out" and "Yami" – will link the first game to its sequel. The two new chapters were included in NIS America's remastered PlayStation 4 version of the first game. Grasshopper Manufacture revealed that it will release the PS4 version of The Silver Case in Japan.
The game is a sequel to Grasshopper Manufacture's The Silver Case. It launched episodically for mobile devices in Japan from 2005 to 2007. Grasshopper Manufacture had a PC version on display at BitSummit.
Grasshopper Manufacture released a remastered version of The Silver Case on the Steam, Playism, GOG, and Humble Store platforms for PC last October. The company then released the game for Mac in November 2016. The HD remaster marked the first time the game had an English release. NIS America released the game on the PlayStation 4 in North America and Europe in April.
NIS America describes the original game's story:
1999 - the "24 Wards." A string of mysterious serial killings plagues the city.
The detectives of the 24 Wards Heinous Crimes Unit have their eyes on one man: Kamui Uehara, legendary serial killer and assassin of a number of government officials 20 years prior in the now-famous "Silver Case." However, nobody knows who— or what—Kamui really is.
Has he really returned? Who is this infamous serial killer?
Gōichi Suda (Let It Die, Lollipop Chainsaw, Killer is Dead) directed and wrote the game. The original game featured elements of an adventure game, a puzzle game, and a visual novel.