Developer Arrowiz and publisher Giiku Games announced the publishing deal for the mystery adventure Hermitage: Strange Case Files. After the success of the Chinese original, a localized version is now being published for PC and consoles. All fans of the paranormal and the literary world Lovecraft’s can look forward to a gripping adventure with an exciting story and many mysterious cases.
This mystery adventure with horror elements revolves around Hermitage, the sinister bookstore that attracts most unusual customers – all of whom seem to be involved in mysterious cases bordering on the paranormal. Spiraling evermore away from reality, the player takes on the role of the less than motivated bookshop owner, a former anthropology professor who for unknown reasons has never been seen outside of the bookstore. With the help of a hacker genius on the run, a self-proclaimed detective and a short-tempered legal consultant, he needs to get to the bottom of a row of horrific incidents, bearing in mind the supernatural horrors that lurk between the pages of Hermitage’s Lovecraftian book collection.
L̶e̷a̴d̵s̴ ̶a̴r̷e̷ ̶a̸c̸q̶u̵i̷r̷e̵d̵ ̶b̸y̶ ̵i̷n̴t̵e̶r̸v̵i̶e̵w̷i̵n̴g̶ ̷c̶h̸a̵r̴a̶c̴t̵e̵r̶s̸ ̴a̸n̶d̵ ̴c̶h̷o̸o̸s̸i̸n̵g̸ ̴a̷n̷ ̸a̷p̵p̵r̶o̷a̴c̵h̴ ̶t̸h̴a̶t̴ ̸f̵i̴t̷s̷ ̷t̶h̶e̸ ̶t̵a̶r̷g̷e̴t̵’̶s̶ ̸p̸e̷r̴s̴o̷n̸a̷l̷i̴t̷y̵,̴ ̶w̵h̴i̶l̷e̴ ̵i̶n̴t̶e̷l̸ ̷i̴s̸ ̸g̷a̸t̴h̴e̷r̷e̴d̸ ̸t̶h̵r̴o̷u̸g̷h̵ ̵d̴i̸a̶l̵o̵g̸u̴e̷s̶,̸ ̷T̵V̴ ̸n̷e̷w̶s̴,̴ ̵w̶e̶b̴ ̴f̶o̷r̷u̴m̵s̴,̷ ̸p̶h̴o̵n̶e̷ ̸m̶e̵s̸s̷a̸g̸e̴s̴ ̴a̸n̶d̷ ̶e̷m̴a̵i̸l̸s̷.̴ ̴O̸n̶c̷e̷ ̸t̷h̸e̷ ̷s̵u̵s̷p̸e̶c̶t̶s̶ ̵a̸n̵d̷ ̷l̶o̵c̸a̷t̶i̷o̸n̴s̵ ̷h̵a̸v̶e̴ ̵b̸e̸e̸n̵ ̶a̵n̷a̵l̸y̷z̷e̷d̵,̴ ̴b̷a̶c̸k̷g̶r̷o̷u̸n̶d̸ ̸s̸t̶o̵r̵i̸e̶s̷ ̶h̸a̸v̴e̸ ̵b̴e̴e̶n̷ ̷d̵o̷u̵b̷l̶e̵-̶c̵h̷e̷c̴k̵e̸d̸ ̶a̵n̵d̶ ̵a̵l̸l̶ ̸s̴e̷c̷r̸e̶t̸ ̷c̷h̷a̶r̸a̵c̴t̸e̸r̵ ̷s̸k̸i̷l̸l̷s̷ ̶h̷a̷v̷e̴ ̵b̵e̴e̵n̶ ̶u̸n̶l̵o̸c̷k̵e̴d̸…̶i̶t̸’̶s̸ ̴d̴o̵w̶n̸ ̷t̸o̶ ̴t̵h̷e̵ ̴p̵l̵a̵y̵e̵r̸ ̴t̷o̶ ̴p̶r̶o̶v̷i̶d̸e̵ ̵p̴r̸o̶o̶f̶ ̶f̸o̵r̵ ̶h̸i̸s̴ ̷a̴s̵s̴u̵m̴p̶t̷i̶o̷n̷s̴ ̴-̴ ̶f̷o̴r̸ ̶i̶f̷ ̶h̶e̴ ̸d̸o̵e̵s̸n̶’̸t̶,̷ ̴h̶i̷s̷ ̸s̵t̶o̴r̶y̷l̶i̶n̸e̴ ̷m̶i̸g̷h̴t̴ ̶j̴u̶s̶t̸ ̵t̷a̶k̵e̷ ̴a̸ ̷t̴u̷r̴n̴ ̷f̷o̵r̷ ̸t̵h̷e̴ ̷w̴o̷r̵s̷e̷.̶
Overview of the game features in Hermitage: Strange Case Files:
- Experience a unique adventure……with a popular visual novel style.
- Collect clues……through dialogues, TV news, web forums, phone messages and emails.
- Get leads……by talking to other characters and choosing an approach that fits the target’s personality.
- Unlock character skills……and pass test trials at certain moments throughout the game.
- Use the pinboard……to link and analyze characters and events.
- View character backstories and skills……to help you along if you reach a dead end in during your investigations.
- Confirm your suspicions……by matching your intel and assumptions to provide proof.
- Decide which path your story will take……by unlocking various storylines through the choices you’ve made.