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Murder Mystery Paradox: Fifteen Years of Summer by Aniplex RELEASED

On December 2nd, Aniplex Inc, the Japanese company known for producing anime such as Fullmetal Alchemist, and Sword Art Online as well as visual novels like the recent Tsukihime remaster, released Murder Mystery Paradox: Fifteen Years of Summer via Steam.

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Official trailer

Murder Mystery Paradox was developed by 213℉, a company created by Shiokawa Yosuke, known for working on games such as Kingdom Hearts, Dissidia: Final Fantasy, and Fate/Grand Order. However, the rest of the staff appear to be fresh to the genre and the game is only in Japanese, so the rest of us will have to wait and see. It currently has a ‘Very Positive’ rating on Steam.


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August, 2004.
Shikinejima — a secluded island that only a few hundred people call home.

Fifteen-year-old Itsuki Amazawa has come to visit the island for the very first time.
At his adoptive mother’s childhood home, he and his newly met cousins pass the summer days in peace and quiet.

That is, until Itsuki learns the truth about the island…

Strange incidents known to the locals as “Shikinejima Vanishings” have been occurring around the island.
And deeply entangled in these puzzling happenings are people that Itsuki holds dear.

Will he be able to uncover the truth and save those he cares about?

– via Steam

In the story, you’ll have to not only clear your own name, but gain trust with the other suspects, and identify the killer before time runs out.

Whilst this release may be only in Japanese, stay tuned for any updates regarding an English patch, official or otherwise! You can find the Aniplex website for more info here, and you can get the game via Steam here for $19.99 USD.

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