Square Enix Collective announced today that Cherrymochi’s impressive-looking anime-styled point-and-click adventure game Tokyo Dark is set to launch on Steam on September 7th. The game sees players take on the role of Ayami Itō, a detective who is trying to find her partner. Along the way, players will follow leads, collect clues, and make decisions that will ultimately affect the way that the people of Tokyo view her. Various dialogue choices will change the course of the story, drastically altering the way that Itō interacts with various “key characters” and the game’s story. True to the point-and-click adventure genre, Tokyo Dark also features an assortment of puzzles, each of which can be solved in multiple ways.
Cherrymochi Producer Maho Williams had the following to say about the announcement.
“Itō’s story is an intentionally conflicting one. In Tokyo Dark, we want the player to be constantly questioning whether they’re one step away from solving the puzzle, or one step away from madness. Are they slowly unearthing the city’s dark living shadows, hidden from view, or are they imagining it all?“
Square Enix London Director of Community and Indie Development Phil Elliott also provided a statement.
“Tokyo Dark goes beyond what most animated adventures attempt, with Itō’s very sanity called into question as she delves deeper into the city’s story. I think there’s a real appetite for new ideas in horror games, and Cherrymochi is certainly telling a dark tale, but in a fresh and absorbing way. We’re really proud that the team chose us as a publishing partner, and we know already that there’s a keen anticipation from gamers across the world to uncover the game’s layered mysteries…”
Tokyo Dark’s upcoming launch follows a successful Kickstarter campaign in which the game raised over CAD$225,000, more than five times its initial goal of CAD$40,000. The success of the campaign led to the development of three new chapters, as well as additional features such as full motion video cinematics and a New Game+ mode, in which Itō has a perpetual, terrible sense of déjà vu.
Tokyo Dark is set to launch on Steam on September 7th. You can find more information about it on the official website.