Goichi Suda, better known as Suda51, has been one of the most well-known game designers of the last decade. His company Grasshopper Manufacture first became well-known with the release of the striking Killer7 in 2005, and since then the likes of No More Heroes, Lollipop Chainsaw and Killer Is Dead have maintained the reputation since then. However, much of his early work with Grasshopper and at Human Entertainment never left Japan – and that’s why we’re so excited to see The Silver Case being translated for English-speaking audiences.
The Silver Case released on PlayStation in 1999, and was Grasshopper Manufacture’s first ever game. It’s a stylish adventure game which tells the story of a series of murders and the investigation undertaken by detective Tetsuguro Kusabi. Unusually, it tells its story in a set of small windows, which pop in and out of view as necessary to display text, 2D images, 3D scenes and more. You can take a look at the original game in the video above.
The remake is due for release this autumn on PC, and is being developed by Active Gaming Media. The game was originally set to be remade for the Nintendo DS in 2009, which would have seen it follow Grasshopper’s other early adventure Flower, Sun and Rain onto the format. However, this project was cancelled and the PC version is unrelated.
(Story via Eurogamer)