Master Detective Archives: Rain Code Prequel Novel, How to Be a Master Detective: A Yakou Furio Case, Detailed

Spike Chunsoft has announced more details about the previously revealed bonus prequel digital novel for Master Detective Archives: Rain Code, How to Be a Master Detective: A Yakou Furio Case.

This story was supervised by the game’s main scenario writer Kazutaka Kodaka and written by Yoichiro Koizumi. It follows the head of the Nocturnal Detective, Yakou Furio, in his younger years. Spike Chunsoft has also confirmed that this narrative contains no spoilers, so it can be fully read before playing the game.

Early prints of the physical Master Detective Archives: Rain Code Standard and Mysteriful Limited Editions will have a printed voucher code for How to Be a Master Detective: A Yakou Furio Case.

The digital novel’s cover is viewable below, alongside its quoted synopsis:

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Set in Kanai Ward, Yakou Furio is a young man who drifts day to day with no prospects for advancement. His fate is changed when he meets a Master Detective with the ability to see the future…

The novel’s protagonist’s render and profile is viewable below, alongside his voice actors:

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Japanese VA: Takehito Koyasu
English VA: Kaiji Tang
Head of the only agency in Kanai Ward, the Nocturnal Detective Agency. An aloof and elusive man. Although not a Master Detective, he is certified by the World Detective Organization, which suggests he is an excellent detective. That said, he is somewhat weak-kneed, and his agency’s policy is to stay quiet and refrain from any overt behavior that might lead to conflict with the Amaterasu Corporation Peacekeepers.

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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.

Master Detective Archives: Rain Code will launch for Nintendo Switch on June 30, 2023.

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