Giiku Games has announced they will be bringing their paranormal horror adventure Hermitage: Strange Case Files to PC and consoles later this summer. The game has already been hugely popular in China and soon western audiences will be able to enjoy the game’s sinister brand of mystery and investigation.
The titular Hermitage is a curious little bookshop that stands alone at a quiet crossroads where its cigarette smoking store manager always casts a critical eye over the eccentric bookworms that hover around the shop’s dusty shelves. The adventure begins one day when one customer comes in searching for literature to solve the mystery behind a lucid ritualistic dreams
Taking the role of the manager, players will work alongside a hacker genius on the run, a self-proclaimed detective and a short-tempered legal consultant in order to get to uncover the mystery of a series of horrific incidents. Beware, however, as there are supernatural horrors lurking between the pages of the book collection of the mysterious shop.
- A multi-layered story with a visual novel style.
- Interview characters and choose the approach that matches their personality.
- Discover clues through TV news, online forums, phone messages and emails.
- Analyse characters and events using an interactive notice board.
- Investigate the backstories of characters and discover secrets.
- Compare intel with suspicions to uncover the truth.
- Take the adventure on a new path by unlocking various storylines that open up through different choices.
“Hermitage: Strange Case Files is what Chinese developer Arrowiz does best: an engaging mystery wrapped up in a multi-layered and immersive story where every line of dialogue is an important cog in the wheel that is the game’s overarching narrative,” says Rinalda Faraian, Product Manager at Giiku Games. “It’s important then that we do the script justice, and we can’t wait to bring this new localised version to gamers on console and PC this summer.”
Hermitage: Strange Case Files will arrive on PC and consoles later this summer.