Suda51’s game, “The 25th Ward: The Silver Case,” is headed to the PlayStation 4 and Steam in North America and Europe next year.
Announced at Tokyo Game Show, the game’s Western arrival marks the first time it’s ever released outside of Japan. It was originally a visual novel game for mobile devices and was released back in 2005. The new version will have completely rebuilt HD assets and new additional content.
Preorders for just “The 25th Ward” will be available at a later date, with NIS America handing its distribution. However, a limited edition bundle containing “The 25th Ward” and its predecessor, “The Silver Case,” is now available for preorder at the NISA online store. Priced at $89.99, the bundle includes a copy of both games and their respective collector’s boxes, hardcover art books, soundtrack CDs, a poster, and a manga.
It is been five years since the events of 1999’s “The Silver Case,” set in the new 25th Ward that arose
in the bayside area of Kanto. In a room of the “Bayside Tower Land” apartment complex, a woman is
found murdered under mysterious circumstances. This sets off a series of seemingly random events
bridging across multiple protagonists including The Silver Case’s Tokio Morishima. With all viewpoints
assembled, a truly shocking pattern emerges…