Daedalus: The Awakening of Golden Jazz Gets an Overview Trailer; New Characters Revealed

Arc System Works released an overview trailer and new information for Daedalus: The Awakening of Golden Jazz, latest game in the Jake Hunter series.

Arc System Works released a new trailer for Daedalus: The Awakening of Golden Jazz ahead of the game’s Japanese release.

The game is the latest in the Tantei Jinguuji Saburou/Jake Hunter Detective Story series, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Daedalus is a prequel and stars a younger Saburou/Jake Hunter as he travels to New York to find the truth about his grandfather’s death.

The trailer goes back on all of the game’s aspects. The 3D environments palyers can observe and inspect in 360°. The “Stance Change System” which allows you to change Saburou’s attitude, which may lead to new information earned from the characters. The “Tree of Thought” system, where new information is added in the form of branches, until the tree bears the “Fruit of Truth”, allowing the player to solve the case.

The game is divided into chapters. Saburou will need to solve many cases, until reaching an individual known as “Daedalus”, who is linked to his grandfather’s death. The first three chapters of the game were detailed. It’s not particularly spoilers, but you might want to skip the next paragraph if you want to go in Daedalus completely blind.

Chapter 1 starts as Saburou reaches New York. He is greeted by two of his childhood friends, Ben and Abby. As they investigate the crime scene where Saburou’s grandfather was murdered, they meet an old man who was acquaintances with him. The old man promises to tell them more later. Meanwhile, they have dinner with Leo, another childhood friend. They start remembering a certain incident which happened during one of their summers spent together, and how Saburou, despite his age, solved it. Chapter 2 has Saburou visiting his grandfather’s office and meeting up with Dan, who was his assistant. Chapter 3 has Saburou closing in on the mystery of the “Cursed City”, thanks to the clues left by his grandfather and the information from various people. The “Cursed City”, his grandfather’s murder and “Daedalus”, everything seems to be linked together.

Arc System Works also detailed new characters, and published new screenshots and artwork. Here are the new characters revealed. Their portraits are included in the gallery below:

  • Melissa, voiced by Junko Minagawa. She is Dan’s mother and works at “Benten”, a small Japanese restaurant.
  • Maki, the owner of Benten, voiced by Tomokazu Sugita. He’s also Dan’s father figure.
  • Elgart, voiced by Akira Ishida. He’s a hitman, who knows the hidden past of an individual named “Silver Snow”. He recently got out of jail, and he was incarcerated for murder.
  • Ryan, voiced by Joji Nakata. He’s the mayor of New York and Leo’s father.

More characters, including Saburou’s childhood friends, were detailed along with the previous trailer.

Daedalus: The Awakening of Golden Jazz releases in Japan for PC, Switch and PS4 on December 13th. The game can be pre-loaded on the Japanese Nintendo Eshop if you’re planning to buy it there. The game has no western release announced yet.

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Iyane Agossah

Living near Paris, Iyane is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07

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