Developer Cherrymochi Games teases a disturbing and mysterious story in the latest Tokyo Dark trailer. The new video also offers a brief look at gameplay along with its distinctive anime art style.
Tokyo Dark became a Kickstarter success story in 2015 when it hit its crowdfunding goal in under a day. It also made it onto our list of games with female protagonists that we are most looking forward to in 2017.
New Tokyo Dark Trailer is as Spine-Chilling as Ever
In Tokyo Dark, female protagonist Detective Ito searches for her missing partner. The game also promises to touch upon a Japanese urban legend; specifically, that there is a door in the city and once a person goes through it, they will be lost forever.
Like previous, creepy trailers for the game, this latest Tokyo Dark development update is probably best watched with the lights on (if you’re easily scared). It shows the Detective roughing people up in order to get answers, examining a rather grim and bloody clue and it also shows her in hospital, with Cherrymochi having previously said that the female lead can end up in an institution if she keeps trying to convince everyone that the urban legend is real.
Unfortunately, the all too brief update doesn’t offer a more significant look at other topics covered in the game. Cherrymochi previously confirmed that in addition to mental health issues, Tokyo Dark will touch upon nationalism, child idols and more, though trailers for the game have yet to show that much.
The new trailer doesn’t hint at a release date for the game either. Tokyo Dark was delayed until 2017 as Cherrymochi wanted to get in some extra polish on the game and although it’s still on target to hit its release date this year, a specific launch date has yet to be confirmed by the developer or Square Enix, which is handling publishing duties. Whenever it’s released though, the point and click adventure looks like it could be something special.
Tokyo Dark will be released in 2017 on Windows PC and Mac.