Playism will release a Switch version of The Silver 2425 on February 18, 2021 for 6,578 yen in Japan, the publisher announced. Pre-orders are available now at retailers such as Amazon Japan and Rakuten Books confirm.
First-print copies include a special comic titled “Aka to Ao to Midori to” by Junju Takeja, which depicts a special scenario.
First launched for PlayStation 4 in March 2018 in Japan, The Silver 2425 includes the remakes of Grasshopper Manufacture’s mystery adventure games The Silver Case and The 25th Ward: The Silver Case.
The Silver Case remake first launched for PC via Steam in October 2016 worldwide, followed by PlayStation 4 in April 2017 worldwide. The 25th Ward: The Silver Case remake followed for PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam in March 2018 worldwide.
Here is an overview of each game, via their Steam pages:
1999—Tokyo’s 24 Wards. The city has been plagued by a string of serial murders.
The detectives of the 24 Wards Heinous Crimes Unit have their sights set on one particular suspect: Kamui Uehara, legendary serial killer and perpetrator of a number of assassinations of government officials 20 years prior in the now-famous “Silver Case.” However, nobody knows who—or what—Kamui really is.
Is this really the second coming of Kamui? Who is this infamous serial killer, and what is his endgame?
Take control of the protagonist – a member of the Special Forces Unit known as “Republic” – from a first-person perspective and dig deep into the underground of the 24 Wards and the police force itself to unravel the various interconnected mysteries encountered throughout the game. Inspired by classic adventure and visual novel-style games as well as neo-noir and hardboiled detective films, The Silver Case provides a unique and revolutionary gameplay experience as it leads you through deep and engaging storylines filled with puzzles and riddles. Uncover the truth piece by piece as you struggle to survive in this dark and dangerous world where the stakes are even higher than they seem!
It is five years since the events of 1999’s The Silver Case, set in the new 25th Ward that arose in the bayside area of Kanto. In a room of the “Bayside Tower Land” apartment complex, a woman is found murdered under mysterious circumstances. This sets off a series of seemingly random events bridging across multiple protagonists including The Silver Case’s Tokio Morishima. With all viewpoints assembled, a truly shocking pattern emerges…
Available for the first time outside Japan, The 25th Ward: The Silver Case is presented with completely rebuilt HD assets and additional content not found in the original version.
- A Suda 51 Trip – Set in the “Kill the Past” universe, the series continues its bleak look into a semi-futuristic world on the edge of collapse and the misfits and antiheroes that inhabit it.
- Brave New World – The return of the signature “Film Window” system is brought to The 25th Ward for the first time! New visuals, sounds and controls capture the game in a fresh perspective.
- One Story, Many Sides – Explore this dark take on Tokyo from three different perspectives, “Correctness,” “Placebo,” and “Matchmaker.”