Scar of the Doll: remake of the psycho-suspense Visual Novel now available on Nintendo Switch

Ningyou no Kizuato is a “psycho-suspense Visual Novel” first released on PC back in 1998 in Japan. 24 years after its debut, it made its way to the Nintendo Switch as “Scar of the Doll: A Psycho-Horror Story about the Mystery of an Older Sister”, released just last week in Europe and North America (on November 17th November 24th respectively, though Japan got it a few months earlier, back in August).

This isn’t a straight port, but instead a full remake with completely redone graphics, character art, etc.. It also features some additional content in the second half of the game, a zapping scenario from different sub-character’s points of views, and more. There’s an option to disable the horror elements, if you’re the weakhearted type!

Scar of the Doll: A Psycho-Horror Story about the Mystery of an Older Sister costs 9.99€/ $9.99 / £8.99, but players in North American can get it for $6.99 for a limited time. A software update is available for download: click here for more details!

Here’s a trailer:

And here’s some more details and some screenshots

A pioneering indie Visual Novel returns after 24 years. Where the missing sister has disappeared to?

Scar of the Doll is an original psycho-suspense Visual Novel produced by Child-Dream in 1998, when became an exceptional hit. With its psychologically compelling horror elements and highly dramatic scenario, the game became a hot topic of discussion, including a feature in a mystery magazine, becoming a pioneer in the indie adventure genre.

Additional content for the second half of the story has been added. In addition, a zapping scenario from different sub-character’s points of view has been introduced. -All graphics, including characters and stills, have been renewed. -The horror elements can be turned on and off, so those who do not like horror can enjoy the game with comfort.

The contact with her big sister who is studying at a graduate school in Tokyo has been cut off altogether. Becoming worried about her big sister, Asumi Kamijo, the younger sister of the two, decides to go to Tokyo to ascertain her safety.

However, as she arrives there are no traces left of her big sister, not in her apartment and not in her laboratory. Asumi is at a loss.

What in the world happened to her sister…? Asumi is determined to track down her big sister though she has no way of knowing what impending horrors will await her.

Source: Child-Dream PR (28/11/2022)


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