The Silver Case remaster announced for PC

Goichi Suda's 1999 adventure game finally getting English release.

The Silver Case

Grasshopper Manufacture, in collaboration with Playism and Active Gaming Media, has announced a remastered version The Silver Case due out internationally for PC via Steam, Playism, and other platforms this fall. Its launch will mark the first time the adventure game is released in English.

The Silver Case launched for PlayStation in Japan in 1999 as the first installment of Goichi Suda’s “Kill the Past” series. While its sequels, Flower, Sun, and Rain and Killer7, were localized for western audiences, The Silver Case was not. Its “massive volume of text, highly nuanced dialogue, difficult technical vocabulary, and context-reliant storytelling” presented many challenges in bringing it to an English-speaking audience. That is, until now.

Get the full rundown on the remaster below.

■ Introduction

1999: Japan, the “24 Wards”.

A string of serial murders is terrorizing the nation.

All clues that the detectives have uncovered so far, point to one well known perpetrator, Kamui Uehara, the deranged criminal at the center of the infamous “The Silver Case” murders many years prior. But Kamui Uehara is no longer around…

With the string of mysteries, pointing to an impossible suspect, just what is really going on?

■ Gameplay

Combining elements of adventure games and visual novels to create a new and unique experience, The Silver Case invites the player to solve puzzles and experience the story in first-person perspective as a member of the Public Safety Department’s “Republic” Special Forces unit.


  • Unconventional and unexpected storylines
  • Characters with vivid personalities
  • Two scenarios:
    • Transmitter: the detectives hunt down the truth
    • Placebo: a freelance writer explores the story
  • Complete graphic enhancement
  • The unique Film Window System
  • In English for the first time ever

■ Film Window System

The Silver Case will be bringing back the Film Window, the system developed by SUDA51 to bring a more dramatic display of text & imagery to players of adventure games.

By displaying game graphics and text in moveable windows, the location of on-screen elements can be adjusted for dramatic purposes and keep the player interested.

—PlayStation 1

The Silver Case

—PC Remaster (work-in-progress, finalized graphics may differ)

The Silver Case

■ Characters

Testugoro Kusabi

The Silver Case

Detective previously assigned to the original “Silver Case”. Currently working as a special agent for Heinous Crimes Unit 2.

Sumio Kodai

The Silver Case

Detective and current partner to Kusabi.

Kamui Uehara

The Silver Case

Criminal responsible for the original “Silver Case” murders. Recently escaped from a psychiatric hospital.

Daigo Natsume

The Silver Case

Detective that was previously involved in the original “Silver Case”. Now leads the Public Safety Department’s Special Forces unit, “Republic”.

Chizuru Hachisuka

The Silver Case

Daughter of the mayor of the 24 Wards. Works in the Heinous Crimes Unit with Kusabi and Kodai.

■ Enhanced Graphics

The Silver Case features not only an all-new English localization, but also an entirely redone build in a new engine with enhanced graphics!

—PlayStation 1

The Silver Case

—PC Remaster (work-in-progress, finalized graphics may differ)

The Silver Case

■ Specs

  • Original Staff:
    • Director: Goichi “Suda 51” Suda
    • Developer: Grasshopper Manufacture
  • PC Version Staff:
    • Producer: Goichi “Suda 51” Suda
    • Active Gaming Media
    • Playism
  • Release Date: Fall 2016 (estimated)
  • Platform: PC
  • Languages: Japanese, English
  • Supported Peripherals: Gamepad, Keyboard and Mouse

■ Message from Goichi “Suda 51” Suda

I am happy to announce that the long-awaited Silver Case HD remastered version will finally be available as promised.

This title was originally released in 1999, but was never released outside of Japan until today.

The English version will also be available, another promise made to you and will be on Steam, Playism, and other platforms.

Silver Case is returning in Fall 2016.

In the year 2016, please give support for Let It Die and Silver Case.


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