PQube is mostly know for their many localisations of Japanese games, though they have also released quite a few indie games (like the wacky Nippon Marathon). And yesterday, they fully revealed their very first original IP project. It’s called Kotodama: The 7 Mysteries of Fujisawa, and it will be released on Nintendo Switch later this year!
PQube went and partnered with Art Co. Ltd (a Japanese game development company) in order to create this game, which will be released as part of the celebrations for their 10th Anniversary. It’s a Visual Novel that PQube put “all its expertise in to turn the classic high school story on its head”. The world of the game is described as one where “absolutely NOTHING is as it seems”.
Here’s the debut trailer:
And here’s some more details about the game, and more precisely the story:
Welcome to Fujisawa Academy – an educational institution where nothing is as it seems and every pupil hides a secret. Having enrolled as a transfer student, everything feels pleasantly familiar. The pupils are friendly, the staff attentive. All the ingredients for a successful academic career. But you’re not here for a quiet life. Having made a pact with Mon-chan, a sarcastic demon fox, you wield the power of Kotodama – a means of coercing the truth from those who seek to lie to you. It’s not a power to be used lightly. Tasked with infiltrating the secretive Fujisawa Academy it soon becomes apparent that uncovering the sinister goings-on behind the seemingly normal façade may give you more than you bargained for…
Finally, here’s a few pictures:
Kotodama: The 7 Mysteries of Fujisawa (Switch) comes out later this year in Europe and North America. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!
Source: PQube PR