Experience has launched the Campfire crowdfunding campaign for Shibito Magire, the tentatively titled third entry in its Spirit Hunter series, which is planned for release on PlayStation 4 and Switch in summer 2021 in Japan. It is seeking 15 million yen (approx. $137,775 USD) in funding. Support for the project is limited to users who live in Japan.
Here is an overview of the story and systems, via the Campfire page:
In the suburbs of Tokyo’s H City is a private institution called “Konoehara Academy,” which was established over 100 years ago.
There were rumors that every 10 years, the dead would creep into the academy and spread a curse.
Around the end of summer, some students of the academy died an inexplicable death in the academy garden…
While a police investigation was unable to confirm the nature of the incident, many rumors spread among the students regarding their tragic death, such as “it was the work of the dead” and “they were summoned by spirits.”
In order to regain a sense of composure within the academy, the chairman requested an investigation from the Kujou house, which has been involved in rituals since ancient times.
A strange and sullen middle-aged man able to “examine” the supernatural, the head of the Kujou house begins an undercover investigation as a temporary teacher in order to determine the truth of the rumors.
And to experience the terrible curse from the dead that has crept into the academy…
- Tag Salvage – In Shibito Magire, you will conduct your investigation accompanied by a partner. Depending on the partner you choose, the information and items you can obtain, as well as the places you can investigate, will change. (RPG elements such as protagonist parameter changes are also included.)
- Suspensive Act – Choices that occur when you are driven into a corner. Your chances of success depend on your partner, the items available to you, and the actions you have taken. Whether you safely overcome the situation and turn things around depends on you.
For information about the pledge rewards, please see our previous coverage.
View a set of screenshots at the gallery.