Master Detective Archives: Rain Code Reveals New Famitsu Info; Development 60% Complete, 5-Year Development & More

The latest issue of Weekly Famitsu has shared new information for the upcoming mystery adventure Master Detective Archives: Rain Code via an interview with Kazutaka Kodaka.

Firstly, the game has been in development since Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony was initially released in 2017. Secondly, Kodaka mentions how he always yearned to create a title set in the 2020s, which this title’s setting is inspired by. Further, the world will be larger than all 23 wards of Tokyo combined.

Each detective has a “Special Detective Ability” used to aid in solving cases, such as identifying suspect parties’ lies and manipulation to extract information.

Interestingly, the Famitsu issue shows nine characters, but they are all just listed as “Super Detectives.” What’s more curious is that the kanji for “super” is backward, which could potentially be a plot point.

Lastly, the game’s development is 60% complete, with Spike Chunsoft Producer Sakakibara Shohei sharing the following message:

“Ever since we announced Rain Code, the staff has been hard at work and development’s progressing bit by bit. Keep an eye out for further info later this year!”

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Master Detective Archives: Rain Code is a new project by the Danganronpa team where one experiences a 3D detective adventure set in a neon city. The title is currently scheduled to release for Nintendo Switch in Spring 2023.

Players will 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.


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