Master Detective Archives: Rain Code Areas, Mystery Labyrinth, Reasoning Deathmatch Basics and More Revealed
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (March 29, 2023) - Spike Chunsoft, Inc. today released new details about their lucid-noir detective adventure Master Detective Archives: RAIN CODE. Revealed are areas players will visit early in the game, mystery-solving elements, and the basics of the Reasoning Death Match. Master Detective Archives: RAIN CODE comes to Nintendo Switch on June 30, 2023 in North America and Europe.
Areas to Explore in Kanai Ward Early On
The liveliest, most bustling area in Kanai Ward. Many people reside here, and a variety of shops and stalls line the streets. It's characterized by a very large number of stairs and pedestrian bridges, making it look like a multi-story structure. There's also an underground passage leading to the riverbank.
A riverbank of the large river running through Kanai Ward. Due to Amaterasu Corporation's business practices, the water itself is terribly polluted. The Nocturnal Detective Agency is currently located here after being evicted from a building in Kamasaki District.
The high-class commercial district. It looks orderly compared to Kamasaki District, and the blue lighting creates a calm atmosphere. There are cafes and restaurants, as well as landmarks like the art gallery with two dinosaur fossils in the public square, and the clocktower.
Kanai Station Square
The magnificent station serves as the gateway to Kanai Ward. It's the only way into the isolated city, but the number of travelers is very limited. The front of the station is deserted.
Challenge the Mystery Labyrinth Where Mysteries Are Materialized
Structure of the Mystery Labyrinth & Solving Various Puzzles
The design of a Labyrinth is influenced by the case being investigated, so the atmosphere will differ drastically each case. If the culprit sets up misleads and traps to prevent the case being solved, these will also be reflected in the Labyrinth, making it even more complex. In addition to the Reasoning Death Match against the Mystery Phantoms, questions that need to be answered will manifest into different puzzles. Multiple choice questions, solving a mystery with the correct Solution Key, as well as action-oriented sequences all appear.
Basic Reasoning Death Match Action
The Reasoning Death Match is a direct confrontation with the Mystery Phantoms trying to prevent the mystery from being solved. The Reasoning Death Match will appear many times until the Labyrinth is conquered. If it's a complex case involving various agendas, multiple Mystery Phantoms may appear. Although several mechanics are added as the game progresses, the following are the four basics of the Death Match. It seems action-packed at first glance, but has simple controls.
The Phantom's statements will approach in various shapes and movements. Dodge the statements by moving left and right, crouching, and jumping.
Select Solution Key
The Solution Keys obtained during the investigation are critical to victory in a Death Match. Find the contradiction among the Mystery Phantom's statements and set the Solution Key disproving it onto the Solution Blade.
Point out the contradiction and slash through it with the Solution Blade while the Solution Key is set. Successfully doing so advances the story.
Noise (pink statements) unrelated to the main topic can sometimes get in the way. Get rid of them with “Slash Noise.”
Although the Phantom is modeled after the person involved in the real world case, it is only a materialization by Qs, strange beings which appear in the Mystery Labyrinth, and has no direct connection to said person.
Title: Master Detective Archives: RAIN CODE
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Release: June 30, 2023
MSRP: Standard Edition: $59.99 | Limited Edition: $109.99
Scenario: Kazutaka Kodaka (Too Kyo Games)
Music: Masafumi Takada (Too Kyo Games)
Design: Rui Komatsuzaki (Too Kyo Games)
Developer: Spike Chunsoft
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