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Chase: Cold Case Investigations

System: 3DS (eShop)
Release date: October 13, 2016
Developer: Arc System Works
Publisher Aksys Games


As the brief opening movie explains, a cold case is when the trail of evidence in a crime investigation has gone cold. Chase: Cold Case Investigations ~Distant Memories~, aside from having a mouthful of a title, is a visual novel following two detectives working in the Tokyo Police Department. The setup is that the case of a five year old murder deemed an accident is reopened after an anonymous phone call to the Cold Case Unit.

Chase: Cold Case Investigations is making its way to the 3DS eShop tomorrow in the west. To download the game, you’ll need 1,628 blocks of free space. That amounts to 203.5 MB.

An English trailer is online for Chase: Cold Case Investigations ~Distant Memories~, one of this week’s eShop releases. We’ve posted it below.

Chase: Cold Case Investigations ~Distant Memories~ will launch in both North America and Europe on October 13, Aksys Games and Arc System Works announced today. Pricing is set at $5.99.

The adventure mystery game comes from the mind of Taisuke Kanasaki, director of Nintendo’s Hotel Dusk: Room 215. It follows the story of two detectives “whose sense of justice and raw instinct drive them to seek the truth.” Players will be asked to put their sleuthing skills to the test and re-investigate old crime scenes and solve cold cases by searching for clues and interrogating perpetrators.

Here’s a rundown of features:

Last week, Aksys announced localization of Chase: Cold Case Investigations. It’s a new game from Hotel Dusk director Taisuke Kanasaki plus former CING staff.

Although Famitsu’s review was published a few weeks back, we thought we’d take a new look at it now that Chase’s localization is confirmed. Editors dished out scores of “8”, “7”, “8”, and “6” for a score of 29 out of 40.

Wondering why Chase received those scores? Head past the break for the full transcript of Famitsu’s review.