Today, Arc System Works published a new trailer for Daedalus: The Awakening of Golden Jazz, focusing on the story of the game.
While we initially reported that the game would focus on Keisuke Jinguji, Saburou Jinguji’s grandfather, the actual protagonist is indeed Saburou Jinguji/Jake Hunter, like the other Tantei Jinguji Saburou/Jake Hunter Detective Story games.
Daedalus is a prequel where a young Saburou tries to cope with the loss of his grandfather Keisuke, who just passed away. Saburou is convinced that Keisuke was actually murdered, and goes to New York, a city filled with memories with him, to find the truth and be able to properly mourn his death.
There, Saburou meets his childhood friends and other characters who knew his grandfather:
- Ben (voiced by Yuusuke Shirai), who was often teased because of his seemingly weird interests. He nows studies occultism and literature at university.
- Abby (Aika Kobayashi), who always meddled in people’s affairs trying to help them, and felt like their big sister. She now studies economy and hides her feelings for Saburou.
- Leo (Kaito Ishikawa), who acts coldly but actually always thinks of his friends. He currently studies law to become a prosecutor.
- Youko Misono/Yulia Marks (voiced by Ayumu Fujimura), Saburou’s assistant in the other games. In Daedalus, she’s a young Japanese woman studying abroad in New York, who often borrows books from Dan.
- Dan Miller (Shunsuke Takeuchi), he used to be Saburou’s grandfather’s assistant. Before meeting Keisuke and becoming his assistant, he was quite the troublemaker, so he really respects him for setting him on the right path.
You can watch the story trailer below. You can watch the previous trailer here.
Daedalus: The Awakening of Golden Jazz releases in Japan for PC, Switch and PS4 on December 13th. The game has no western release planned yet.