The Japanese site Famitsu recently interviewed the writer of the upcoming Spike Chunsoft mystery adventure Master Detective Archives: RAIN CODE, Kazutaka Kodaka, following the outlet’s preview of the game’s first chapter.
A notable exchange between the interviewer and Kodaka concerns this title’s action gameplay that players will experience throughout the Mystery Labyrinths. Interestingly, it has been confirmed that the difficulty level of the Mystery Labryinth’s action segments will not increase as progress is made.
Our team’s Ryuji translated the following passage:
Interviewer: Does the action in the Mystery Labyrinth get progressively more difficult?
Kodaka: The difficulty of the action basically does not increase. For example, in the Reasoning Death Matches against the mysterious monsters, words fly out in time with the dialogue, so if the speed at which the words fly by were to increase, it would be impossible to keep up.
Compared to the Danganronpa series, we have adjusted the game so that it is harder to get a game over, but for those who are still not good at action games, we have made it possible to learn skills to cover for them. Even if you do get a game over, however, you can always restart from a previous save, so even those who aren’t very skilled with action games can still enjoy it.
Personally, this does seem like an odd decision because it should be possible to alter the speed at which the word projectiles shoot out and dodge based on reflex. Then again, this title isn’t exactly a fully-fledged action experience, so I suppose it’s understandable.
Master Detective Archives: RAIN CODE has players control an amnesiac detective who is followed by a Shinigami and solve cases by examining crime scenes and evidence. The Shinigami will create a realm connecting the crime scene to the truth. Mystery Phantoms will try to impede your progress, and defeating them by utilizing the truth is the only way to go.
The gameplay comprises exploration throughout the Kanai Ward, which is entirely 3D. Players will have to examine several crime scenes and other locations alongside interviewing involved parties. Hidden clues are emphasized as being hidden via specific camera angles.
- Nintendo Direct September 2022 Coverage
- November 2021 Coverage
- Collector’s Edition Now Available for Pre-Order
- Famitsu Info
- Setting & Gameplay Details; Renders, Screenshots & More
- Translated Denfaminicogamer Kodaka Interview
- Introduction Trailer
- Release Date Trailer & Box Art
- Character Profiles #1
- Character Profiles #2
- World Detective Organization Trailer #1
- Prequel Novel Detailed
- English Screenshots
- World Detective Organization Trailer #2
- No Current Plans to Port the Title Off Switch
- New Areas, Mechanics & Screenshots
- 4-Panel Manga
- Sidequests, Character Growth, Action Scenarios & New Screenshots
- Amaterasu Corporation, Pre-Orders Available & Season Pass Announced
- Soundtrack Preview
Master Detective Archives: RAIN CODE will launch for Nintendo Switch on June 30, 2023.
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