1999 was an interesting year. The Euro first appeared, Family Guy debuted, Sega released their last ever console in the Dreamcast … and a little known developer released their first PlayStation game. The game was The Silver Case, and the developer? Suda51 and Grasshopper Manufacture

17 years later, the team has completely remastered the original game, translating it to English for the first time for its Steam debut. From a distance, you can tell the influences in design that would later appear in the likes of Killer 7 and the No More Heroes series (though it feels more like an interactive manga than the full blown action titles they are known for). But there’s definitely a darker tone at play that’s worth checking out if you’re a fan of the developer. It’s also kinda cool to see the history of the team and how they’ve evolved over the years, and the fact they aren’t afraid to go back and relive the past.

1999 – the “24 Wards”. A string of mysterious serial killings plagues the city.

The detectives of the 24 Wards Heinous Crimes Unit have their eyes on one man: Kamui Uehara, legendary serial killer and assassin of a number of government officials 20 years prior in the now-famous “Silver Case”. However, nobody knows who – or what – Kamui really is.

Has he really returned? Who is this infamous serial killer?

You can download The Silver Case now on Steam, plus there’s a demo available if you’re not too sure about purchasing it in full just yet.

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