Spike Chunsoft announced 428: Shibuya Scramble, a localization of the popular live-action visual novel 428: Fuusa Sareta Shibuya de, for PlayStation 4 and PC during its Game Developers Conference 2017 press event. It will launch in spring 2018.
428: Fuusa Sareta Shibuya de first launched for Wii in Japan in 2008, followed by PlayStation 3 and PSP in 2009, and iOS and Android in 2011.
Here’s an overview of the game, via Spike Chunsoft:
A kidnapping on the streets of Shibuya brings together a hot-blooded detective, hard-hitting journalist, former gang leader, the head researcher of a big pharma manufacturer and a part-timer stuck in cat costume for a series of events each more unexpected and outrageous than the last. Can they—or the city itself—make it through the day?
- Real Actors and Locations: 428: Shibuya Scramble uses a mix of still photography and live action footage for a cinematic gaming experience that pulls you on a whirlwind tour of downtown Tokyo.
- Tangled Fates: An innocent choice by one character can have disastrous consequences for another. Unravel the narrative threads, discover how they tie together and use the JUMP system to move between scenarios as five stories run in parallel.
- Easter Egg Hunt: Sometimes the wrong decision can lead to the right outcome, or at least an amusing game over. With over 50 endings, multiple bonus modes and extra scenarios, there’s more to the city than there seems.