The Silver Case HD Remaster Coming to the West for PCs, Suda51 Confirms
Seventeen years ago Grasshopper Manufacture released their first game for the original PlayStation, many of the gamers at that time would now be buying PCs and consoles for their children now, but if you wanted to play The Silver Case HD Remaster, on a PC, and in the west, your time has come.
Goichi Suda, also known as Suda51 is the chief executive officer and founder of Grasshopper Manufacture as well as the famous writer and director of the game. Suda51 has officially confirmed the existence of the remake and also announced that it will ship to the west.
The game was actually a visual-novel-cum-adventure title which is now going to be remade and released through digital distribution platforms like Steam and Playism.
I am happy to announce that the long-awaited Silver Case HD remastered version will finally be available as promised. This title was originally released in 1999, but was never released outside of Japan… The English version will also be available, another promise made to you and will be on Steam, Playism and other platforms.
However, Suda has revealed that the western release of The Silver Case HD Remaster is also going to need some gameplay changes as well as some changes to the content. This is because the original game was made specifically for the Japanese audience and has some localized elements relating to areas specific to the region like Japanese language.
When it comes to the gameplay the biggest change is the quiz section of the game. The game was produced in 1999 and was very strongly focused on knowledge that would be difficult even for Japanese players. Even if we just translated those questions they wouldn’t necessarily be answerable by many players, so we’re updating and changing the contents of the quiz sections.
One example of this is going to be the first puzzle that the original game had.
Last but not the least, Grasshopper Manufacture has teased that the success of The Silver Case HD Remaster might push them to remake the sequel of the original The Silver Case as well.