I love a good old school adventure game and I have been known to dabble in Japanese film and anime. So my interest was piqued when I heard about The Silver Case, which seems to combine all of these elements. Particularly as its previous obscureness lends it a certain mystique.
The Silver Case was the surprisingly conventional debut game of Grasshopper Manufacture, a developer with a strong cult following and better known for making highly-stylised, violent and offbeat action games such as Killer7, No More Heroes and Lollipop Chainsaw. Originally released for PlayStation in 1999, it never reached a Western audience. Studio head and writer Gochi Suda (who goes under moniker Suda51) did want to release The Silver Case outside of Japan, but he had strong concerns over the proper translation and localisation of a text-heavy game full of references to Japanese pop culture.
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