Publisher Nippon Ichi Software and developer Fog released new information and screenshots for Fuuraiki 4 introducing the game flow and some of the approximately 100 spots players will visit in Gifu Prefecture.
Get the details below.
■ Game Flow
The player is a mid-level reportage writer who participates in “NohiCom,” a reporting competition between magazine publishers, and hunts for stories in Gifu Prefecture.
During the day, you will travel by motorcycle and experience the beauty of nature and the different lifestyles of the people. At night, you will camp and write about the things you saw.
Discover more of Gifu’s charm, write the best articles, and aim to win the competition within the four-week deadline.
■ Day Flow
The game progresses by repeating the flow of a day: “Wake Up” → “Touring Mode” ⇔ “Adventure Mode” → “Camp Mode” → “Sleep.” In Touring Mode, you can discover spots to explore, and in Adventure Mode, you can uncover the charms of those spots. It is basically an “adult treasure hunt.” You will explore many spots over the game’s four-week period.
■ Touring Mode
—The fuel gauge-like meter in the image below is your “Stamina.” You can keep riding for as long as you like until this meter runs out.
In Touring Mode, you can enjoy a motorcycle journey with 360-degree video while deciding where to go by choosing which direction to take at each intersection. You can head straight to your destination, or you can ride off elsewhere on impulse… your destination is up to you.
■ Adventure Mode
When you arrive at a spot, the mode will change to Adventure Mode. In addition to Gifu Prefecture’s natural sights such as forests and rivers, there are also numerous historical spots including castle ruins and agricultural communities, which you can enjoy as if you were actually there in real life.
■ Camp Mode
—Enjoy camp events such as brewing your coffee in the morning while hearing the sounds of birds chirping.
At exploration spots, you can select “Camp” from the menu to move to your campsite and camp. At camp, you can submit articles to NohiCom and enjoy sub-events.
■ Approximately 100 Spots to Explore
In Fuuraiki 4, there are about 100 spots you can explore.
From famous tourist attractions to little-known spots that tourists never visit (as provided by local media Gifu Shimbun), you can experience the fun of traveling that you would not get out of a sightseeing tour.
Today, we will introduce four spots.
Tokuyama Dam: Japan’s Largest Dam By Structural Volume
Japan’s largest dam is in Ibigawachou. Not only does it have charm as a dam made of piled up stones, but the view from the embankment is a sight to behold.
Tanekura: The Village of Terraced Rice-Fields and Itakura, Where Traditional Living Persists
A village where you can see terraced rice-fields that utilize the slope of the mountain and simple Itakura (wooden storehouses) made of wood. You can spend a peaceful time in this calm atmosphere.
Naegi Castle Ruins: A Mountain Castle That Makes Use of Huge Natural Rocks
At the summit of Mt. Takamori is a castle ruins with a stone wall that makes use of huge natural rocks. It is a government-designated landmark, and the view from the tenshu (castle tower) is a sight to behold.
Yourou Park: Become One with Nature Around the Famous Yourou Waterfall
Yourou Waterfall is a famous waterfall that has been popular among aristocrats, poets, and writers since ancient times. Enjoy beautiful springs and trees with the waterfall at its center in Yourou Park.
■ Still Unannounced “Hidden Spots”
There are also “hidden spots” that you will not find on a map of Gifu Prefecture. You will be able to explore these spots by discovering them while riding, or by obtaining information in Camp Mode.
Fuuraiki 4 is due out for PlayStation 4 and Switch on April 22 in Japan. Read more about the game here.
View the screenshots at the gallery.