Suda51 on why The Silver Case’s DS port was cancelled
The Silver Case is being revitalized on new platforms. However, some of you may remember that a DS port was planned many years ago. Sadly, it never came to fruition.
Game Informer caught up with Suda51 recently and asked about why the plug was pulled on The Silver Case for DS. He explained to the site:
“One reason was the issue of an English localization. We wondered if a game with this much text could be localized correctly to be able to bring it to the West.
Another reason was the quality of the port. We actually had a full, working version, but we just couldn’t figure out a way to make use of the DS’s main feature, the dual screens. Since we were working on several other games on the time we just didn’t have the energy to figure it out. We actually thought about just handing the DS version out at Tokyo Game Show for free, but even that would have cost a lot of money, so we couldn’t even do that either! Unfortunately, we then had to cancel to the project.”