ShiraVN announced that the Hobibox-developed detective visual novel, Master Magistrate, will officially launch on PC-via Steam on June 12.
Currently, the game is in Early Access on Steam as the publisher released updates of new chapters as they are finished. This early version of the game is localized up through chapter three. Before the fourth (final) chapter releases, the team plans to role out UI updates and a short bonus scenario chapter. In the newest update to the game’s Early Access version, players will find a refined Chapter Select screen and a special pre-order scenario from the Japanese version.
The full release will feature four chapters that players will be able to solve cases and become a better detective. Still, the more important news is that the developer will host the 18+ content via a free patch when the game releases. This patch will include the romance scenes between the character and female heroines of the game.
Master Magistrate has players assume the role of a magistrate, to which they must uphold the law at all costs. During gameplay, a crime will be discovered to which they have to investigate a scene and question suspects until they’ve uncovered the truth. The game loop revolves around the story, investigate, questioning, and then the judgment.
The game features over 150 CG events and over 40 original songs. Each chapter introduces a new case that brings the game’s runtime to over 20 hours. Additionally, the game is fully voice acted in Japanese.
The developer will raise the price after the game exits Early Access.
In case you missed it, check out our preview of the game, which you can watch below:
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