Today, developer Grasshopper Manufacture and publisher NIS America announced that The Silver Case is set to arrive on PS4 on April 18th in North America, and on April 21st in Europe, both at retail and digitally.
As you may know, the game is a HD remaster of the 1999 PlayStation game of the same name, which was also developer Suda 51’s Earlier this year, it arrived on PC (October 7th) with a complete makeover featuring mechanic and visual improvements. 17 years later the game will now release onto PS4 to a whole new generation of gamers — including me. After all, I was four when this bad boy released.
First time ever hearing about The Silver Case, but want to know more? Well, lucky you, I just happen to have this handy-dandy overview that I snatched off the game’s Steam page:
1999 – the “24 Wards”. A string of mysterious serial killings plagues the city.
The detectives of the 24 Wards Heinous Crimes Unit have their eyes on one man: Kamui Uehara, legendary serial killer and assassin of a number of government officials 20 years prior in the now-famous “Silver Case”. However, nobody knows who – or what – Kamui really is.
Has he really returned? Who is this infamous serial killer?
As player, you will take control of the protagonist – a member of the Special Forces Unit known as “Republic” – from a first-person perspective. Inspired by classic adventure and visual novel-style games, The Silver Case offers a fresh and unique gameplay experience as it leads the player through an in-depth story containing various puzzles, uncovering the truth piece by piece.
The remastered version includes — for the first time — the full localization into English. A price point hasn’t been divulged, but going off the game’s Steam listing it appears it will launch at $19.99 USD.
In other news, Grasshopper Manufacture’s free-to-play game Let it Die got a stealth release during PlayStation Experience 2016.