Kaleidoscope of Phantom Prison – 33 minutes of gameplay

A lengthy look at the latest game from the When They Cry developer.

Kaleidoscope of Phantom Prison

Publisher Entergram and developer 07th Expansion have released a 33-minute gameplay video “girls x mental x suspense” visual novel Kaleidoscope of Phantom Prison.

Here is an overview of the game’s story, via our previous coverage:

Four girls, locked in an unfamiliar and ominous room.

When, how, by who, and to where were these close friends kidnapped? It was all unclear. None of the girls have any recollection of a place like this.

At some point, an iron collar was attached to each of the girls’ necks. Those collars were connected to chains, and each chain was connected to a chair at one of the room’s four corners. These were torture chairs that give off an ominous impression.

Four girls frightened in an ominous room with no exit. There, a large cage appeared from the ceiling. Inside, a boy was trapped. The white-robed boy is unable to communicate, and even his emotions show no variation. He, too, must likely be a “prisoner” such as the girls…

“In any case, we need to think of a way to get out of here…!”

“Let me tell you how to escape.”

An ominous voice echoed throughout the room.

I have prepared two fates for all of you. One where everyone in this room dies. The other where only three girls are saved. This is a trial to test the fate of you four.

When the time limit expires, everyone in this room will die.

A group of girls, suddenly attacked by a deadly premonition and hair-raising horror…

Kaleidoscope of Phantom Prison, which is due out for PlayStation 4, Switch, and PS Vita on December 17 in Japan.

Watch the footage below.

Use the coupon code "GEMATSU" for 5% off.

comment policy

Comment Policy

Comments are welcome and encouraged on Gematsu. However, we ask that you follow a simple set of guidelines:

  • Read the full article before commenting.
  • Stay on topic.
  • No drive-by comments, including trolling, baiting, or shit-posting.
  • Know when not to comment. If you do not care about a topic, you do not need to comment.
  • No offensive comments. This includes abusive, threatening, pornographic, misleading, or libelous content / language, as well as general harassment and individual attacks.
  • No port-begging.
  • No console wars.
  • Use spoiler tags when posting spoiler or NSFW (non-nude-only) content. For example: <spoiler>Woe is Leomon.</spoiler> State the subject of the content outside of the spoiler tags.
  • Be respectful towards other commenters. You do not have to agree with each other, but debate politely. If you find that a commenter is not following this simple etiquette, do not carry on the conversation—simply report it.

Gematsu reserves the right to edit or delete any comments without notice. This comment policy is subject to change at any time.