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Death Mark Game Gets Manga, Novel Adaptations

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Both adaptations launch in February

Game developer Experience announced on Saturday that its Death Mark (Shiin) horror game is inspiring both a manga and a novel adaptation.

PHP Institute will publish the novel on February 20. Hitomi Amamiya (scriptwriter for Gingitsune, Jinki:Extend, Merc Storia) is penning the work. The novel will tell backstories of characters who appear in the game.

Kakkiteki is publishing the manga, and Ena is drawing the series. The manga will follow the plot of the game, but will also feature scenes not featured in the game. The manga will be available digitally starting in February, but Experience has not yet revealed the release platforms.

Aksys Games released the game in English on October 31 for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Nintendo Switch. The company describes the game:

In Death Mark, A strange rumor is spreading in Tokyo's H City: those who bear the Mark will die. Unexpectedly appearing on the body, like a chewed up birthmark, the Mark is said to result in an unknown death. Now, having lost your memory, you stand before a mysterious house said to protect those who possess the Mark. As the doors swing open, the countdown to death has already begun.

In Japan, the game shipped for PS Vita in June 2017, and then launched on the PS4 on January 18. The game's Switch version launched on June 28.

The game has shipped more than 100,000 copies worldwide.

A second game in Experience's "spirit horror" game series, NG, launched in Japan for the PS Vita on September 13, and will launch on the PS4 in Japan on February 21.

Sources: 4Gamer, Famitsu.com

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