Slip into your raincoat and grab your magnifying glass, because the Master Detective Archives: Rain Code release date is here. Too Kyo’s exciting mystery adventure comes straight from the brilliant minds behind the hit Danganronpa series and promises to provide us with heaps of ghosts and ghoulies, pretty anime girlies, and more mysteries than you can shake an umbrella at – so get ready to head off to the city of rain.
If you want to know whether this is the type of case you’d like to crack, check out our spoiler-free Master Detective Archives: Rain Code review. Or, if you’re a fan of Spike Chunsoft’s dark visual novel game, be sure to check out our guide to the Danganronpa games and Danganronpa characters, and maybe even deck out your desktop or mobile with our favourite Danganronpa wallpapers.
Master Detective Archives: Rain Code release date
The Master Detective Archives: Rain Code release date was June 30, 2023, with the game releasing in North America and Europe for Nintendo Switch. Spike Chunsoft and Too Kyo Games have yet to announce whether the game will come to any other platforms, but we’ll be sure to update this guide if we hear anything in the future.
What is the Master Detective Archives: Rain Code gameplay like?
Master Detective Archives: Rain Code is a ‘lucid-noir detective adventure’ game, which boasts a brilliant blend of visual novel, adventure, and action game mechanics. As expected of the brilliant minds behind the Danganronpa series, it revolves around a deliciously dark, mystery narrative, where you take the role of a young man called Yuma, who works alongside his ghosty pal Shinigami to solve cases in the name of the Master Detectives from the World Detective Organization.
However, unlike the static nature of Danganronpa, you have the freedom to explore the fully 3D Kanai Ward – a city of rain gripped by innumerable unsolved mysteries. Find Solution Keys, engage in thrilling, turn-based battles, and use your noggin to piece together the clues and finally close those cases.
As you progress in your investigation, a realm called the Mystery Labyrinth appears, leading you to the truth. Inside, you can challenge a wide variety of gimmicks and traps as a part of an ever-changing maze. The monstrous Mystery Phantoms will try to stop you from unveiling the truth, but it’s up to you to dodge their claims and slash through contradictions with the solution blade.
To find out more about this intriguing adventure from the creator himself in our Danganronpa interview. Or, if you fancy some more mysteries and spooks, head over to our lists of the best detective games, the best mystery games, and the best horror games on mobile and Switch.