Shin Hayarigami 1・2 Pack Game's Promo Video Streamed

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Switch collection launches in Japan on July 18

Nippon Ichi Software began streaming a promotional video for its Shin Hayarigami 1・2 Pack game for Nintendo Switch on Thursday. The video previews the scenario and game systems.

The game will launch in Japan on July 18. The collection includes Shin Hayarigami and Shin Hayarigami 2.

The Shin Hayarigami game shipped for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita in Japan in 2014, and a smartphone version debuted in Japan in 2017. I-Play released an English version of the first chapter of the game for iOS and Android devices in March 2018.

The story of Shin Hayarigami starts 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 serves 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 opens a final arc for players to challenge.

The game follows 25-year-old protagonist Saki Hōjō 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.

Shin Hayarigami 2 launched for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita in July 2016.

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 initial releases.

Nippon Ichi Software announced in 2012 that the franchise would get a live-action film adaptation. However, the company stated later that year that the project was indefinitely postponed.

Sources: Shin Hayarigami 1・2 Pack game's website, via Gematsu

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