The Silver Case

A detective adventure game prepared by Goichi Suda and Playsim studio and a remake of a title originally released for PlayStation in 1999. The Silver Case retains the same plot, with only minor changes. The story takes place in Japan, in an area known as 24 Districts. A series of brutal and very strange murders takes place, with the famous killer Kamui Uehara pinned as the main suspect. Problem is that he was killed a few years earlier by one of the local detectives. The whole story is split into two interweaving scenarios, in which we either follow the events from the perspective of the local police officers, or assume the role of a journalist investigating the whole story. When it comes to the gameplay, the game is a classic adventure game, realized in a typical detective game style. And so, the list of our responsibilities includes searching for evidence and clues, interrogating witnesses, and other aspects of the investigation. The game received new visuals, created from scratch using Unity 5 graphic engine.

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PC / Windows
Game The Silver Case (PC) Cover
The Silver Case

The Silver Case | PC

Adventure, Detective, Police

Companies responsible for The Silver Case

Playism | game developer

Playism | publisher   Official website

The Silver Case release date for PC:

game language:
English

07 October 2016 | Worldwide

07 October 2016 | Europe

07 October 2016 | USA

Game mode: single player
Game score 8.7 / 10 calculated out of 2 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 4
Game The Silver Case (PS4) Cover
The Silver Case

The Silver Case | PS4

Adventure, Detective, Police

Companies responsible for The Silver Case

Playism | game developer

Playism | publisher   Official website

The Silver Case release date for PS4:

game language:
English

18 April 2017 | Worldwide

21 April 2017 | Europe PAL

18 April 2017 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player

The Silver Case for PC / Windows is a detective adventure game whose main scriptwriter and designer is Suda 51 – Goichi Suda, known for titles such as Lollipop Chainsaw, Killer is Dead, or No More Heroes series. It’s a remake of a title released in 1999 for PlayStation, which was a first game released by Grasshopper Manufacture studio. The remake was developed by Playism, closely supported by the authors of the original game.

Plot

The remake offers exactly the same plot as in the original game. The Silver Case takes place in Japan during 1999, in an area known as 24 Districts. The place is shocked by a series of brutal, but at the same time strange murders.

The game focuses on a local police precinct whose workers, while working on the case determine that the ideal suspect would be an infamous killer Kamui Uehara, known from few successful assassinations of the most important cabinet members. The thing is that Uehara was killed few years earlier by one of the detectives working for 24 District’s homicide bureau.

What’s interesting, the game contains two scenarios. The first tells the story from the policemen side, while the second one allows the player to look at the situation as a journalist investigating the same case.

Mechanics

When it comes to mechanics, The Silver Case for PC / Windows is a typical adventure game, focusing on exploring locations, conversations, gathering items, and solving riddles. All these elements have been realized in a manner typical for detective games. We look for evidence and clues, interrogate witnesses and suspects, and take care of other aspects of the investigation.

Of course, certain changes had to be introduced in relation with the predecessor from 1999. The visuals have been created from scratch, using Unity 5 engine – but this mainly concerns 3D sequences, as the authors kept most of the two-dimensional elements, retouching them a bit. Additionally, some of the riddles had to be remade, as they have been built on elements specific to Japanese language.

System requirements

Minimum: Dual Core 2.0 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card Intel HD or better, 7 GB HDD, Windows XP(SP2)

The Silver Case launch trailer

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