IzanagiGames Announces Dark Auction: Hitler’s Estate for Switch
IzanagiGames, a renowned game developer, has recently announced their latest project, Dark Auction: Hitler’s Estate, set to be released on the Nintendo Switch console in 2024. This mystery adventure game is expected to captivate players with its intriguing storyline and unique gameplay.
Story and Development Team
Dark Auction: Hitler’s Estate is being developed by IzanagiGames, with Riza Suzuki, the talented writer behind Hotel Dusk: Room 215 and Trace Memories, leading the game’s captivating story. Additionally, Kohske, the author of the popular manga series Gangsta, is in charge of character designs. With such a talented team behind the project, players can expect a compelling narrative and visually stunning characters.
In a recent interview with Gematsu, Suzuki shared some insights into the game’s premise:
“The game is a mystery adventure centering on the idea of a historical figure having surreptitiously bequeathed a fictitious estate, following the drama that plays out among the characters faced with an enigma extending all the way into their modern world.”
“The tale unfolds in an ancient castle in 1981, 36 years after Hitler’s death. 18-year-old protagonist Noah is determined not to turn out like his father, but, beyond that, he has no idea of the kind of person he wants to be. Noah takes part in a mysterious auction held at the old castle, and, as someone living in the 1980s, comes to terms with the absurdity of the trauma the war left behind, learning of the truths hidden deep within those affected, ultimately closing in on the big secret his father has been concealing.”
“When we learn about history, we think about the present and what it means to be human.”
“Thinking about the past also means thinking about the future.”
“Throughout the long flow of time, certain individuals are predestined to make history—a projection of, and projection onto the times in which they lived. Hitler was one such individual—an evil specter at the heart of the tumult of the Second World War.”
“What if, behind the scenes, as a final act, he sought to bequeath something to the next generation?”
“In the 1980s, in a Germany still haunted by this dark specter, how did the youngsters who found themselves entangled with his estate react? How did their perceptions of the future change? My goal is to portray the human drama at the heart of it all.”
Crowdfunding Campaign and Language Support
IzanagiGames has also launched a crowdfunding campaign for Dark Auction: Hitler’s Estate on Campfire, providing an opportunity for fans to support the development of the game. The campaign aims to raise funds for the game’s production and ensure its successful release in 2024.
Moreover, IzanagiGames has planned to make Dark Auction: Hitler’s Estate accessible to a wider audience by supporting multiple languages. The game will be available in English, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, and Simplified Chinese, allowing players from different regions to fully immerse themselves in the captivating story and gameplay.
A teaser trailer for Dark Auction: Hitler’s Estate has been released, providing players with a glimpse of the game’s atmospheric setting and intriguing characters. Be sure to check it out for a taste of what’s to come!