“Communication x survival” visual novel Buried Stars will launch digitally for PlayStation 4 and Switch on July 30 worldwide, publisher LINE Games and developer Studio LARGO confirmed to Gematsu.
The game will feature Japanese and Korean voice-overs, as well as English, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, and Simplified Chinese subtitles. In Korea, a PS Vita version featuring only Korean voice-overs and subtitles will also be released.
Physical standard and limited editions of Buried Stars will also be available for PlayStation 4 and Switch in Korea. Read more about those here.
Here is an overview of the game, via LINE Games:
Buried Stars is a survival adventure game developed by Studio LARGO of LINE Games.
The story begins when the stage of a survival audition program suddenly collapses and buries the participating pop stars and a number of staff members. To find a way out, the player has to engage in intense communication with the survivors, gathering clues by studying their reactions from a series of conversations and searching for evidence left in social media feeds.
In the journey to unravel the dark secrets of each character and the truth behind the accident, the game deeply focuses on character psychology and complex human relationships. The player’s decisions and actions during the game affect the narrative and lead to different endings. The key to reaching the endgame is managing the subtle emotional balance of the main character.
The game is illustrated with stellar artwork that seamlessly merges 2D anime-style characters with 3D backgrounds and features atmospheric sound design to boost the sense of suspense and drama.
Read more about the game’s story, characters, and systems via its newly launched English official website.
Watch a new gameplay trailer below.