Today’s issue of Weekly Famitsu included the reveal of Nippon Ichi Software’s new game that has been teased over the past few days, Asatsugutori.
The game will launch in Japan for PS4 and Nintendo Switch on November 25.
The game is defined as a “time-loop investigation adventure” that prompts the player to use the time-looping ability to return to the time before an incident, collect information, and prevent it.
It’s about a group of eight girls prompted to survive the crazy situation they suddenly find themselves in.
The story sees protagonist Hibari waking up in a strange room alongside seven other girls. They’re welcomed by an announcement affirming that only one survivor will be able to leave the building.
A few days after this mysterious communal life begins, one of the girls is killed. Hibari regrets not being able to save her. Yet, the day after she finds the girl that she thought had died alive in the cafeteria, revealing the ability to start over.
When a girl is killed, Hibari can activate the time-loop ability and go back to before the death occurred. This shifts the game into the “exploration part” in which you explore the surroundings and collect information and evidence that may be relevant to the incident. Basically, you can see the story from the point of view of the victim.
Once you complete your investigation, the game moves to the “incident prevention part” in which you organize the information you gathered, draw conclusions, and avoid the girl’s death.
You can check out the images of Asatsugutori below, alongside artwork for all the eight characters.