Detective Jake Hunter's Debut on PS4 and Switch Revealed With First Screenshots on Famitsu

Shinjuku-based detective Saburo Jinguji comes back to PS4 and Switch in a new game mixing new adventures with remade cases from older entries.

May 9, 2018

Today’s issue of Weekly Famitsu revealed the first screenshots and artwork of Tantei Jinguji Saburo: Prism of Eyes, the latest chapter of the series known in the west as Jake Hunter Detective Story. 

The game will be released in Japan by Arc System Works on August 9th, 2018, and marks the debut of the ancient series on PS4 and Switch.

While the visual style is familiar, the controls have been redesigned for the new platforms. Interestingly, the game won’t just include four new cases, but also ten from games previously released on mobile from 2004 to 2008, with their visuals remade in HD.


We also get to see the return of Jake Hunter himself (Saburo Jinguji), alongside his assistant Yulia Marks (Yoko Misono), and inspector Scott Kingsley (Sanzo Kumano).

At the moment we don’t know whether the game will be released in the west or not, as we’re still waiting for Jake Hunter Detective Story: Ghost of the Dusk, which is still slated for a generic “2018” release on 3DS. If it does, it’ll be interesting to see if whoever will publish it will finally get rid of the atrocious English names and setting.

If you’ve been wondering, this is based in Shinjuku, not in the US, and Apollo doesn’t eat any hamburgers.

You can check out the screenshots below, keeping in mind that they’re from magazine scans, so the quality is not perfect.

Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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