Developer: Mediatonic
Platform(s):
Nintendo Switch, PC
Release Date: March 5th 2020
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“Los Angeles, 1996. Things are finally taking off for TV detective Honor Mizrahi as her show starts to pull in sky-high ratings, but behind all the glitz and the glamour are several peculiar deaths – and Honor’s now found herself as the real-life prime suspect. Join Honor and SCOUT – Murder By Number’s resident emoji-robot genius – in interrogating a cast of quirky characters, solving pixel puzzles and gathering clues across a range of glamorous venues. It’ll be up to you to get to the bottom of this bizarre conspiracy… with some serious 90s flair.

Decode the mystery brought to life by zany characters designed by Hato Moa, the creative legend behind Hatoful Boyfriend. Travel back to the 90s with music composed by Masakazu Sugimori (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, and Ghost Trick).”


WHY ARE WE HYPED TO PLAY IT?

Because Murder by Numbers looks like a quirky and fun puzzler!

Murder by Numbers takes the visual novel genre, spices it up with a quirky murder investigation, and then adds some picross puzzling to the mix for good measure. It sounds like a really unique concept and one that I’m really looking forward to playing.

It’s coming from the same team that worked on Hatoful Boyfriend, so we already know they’ve got experience when it comes to making weird visual novel titles (I mean that in a good way). The fact that you’ve got to solve puzzles to find clues and then use them to interrogate suspects adds to the fun too, so there’s a lot more to the game than just reading – it’ll definitely make Murder by Numbers more appealing for those who aren’t fans of the visual novel genre.

CHECK OUT SOME SCREENSHOTS OF MURDER BY NUMBERS DOWN BELOW:


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