Dangan Entertainment announced today (August 5, 2022) the five main titles that will be presented online at the upcoming Japanese indie gaming event BitSummit X-Roads on August 6th and 7th.
According to the announcement, the company will release demo versions of Recall: Empty Wishes, The Witch’s House MV, and Loretta on Steam for the duration of BitSummit. This comes along with an update to the currently available demo versions of Hunt the Night and Tactical Galactical. Already available on PC, The Witch’s House MV will be released on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation and Xbox in the second half of 2022 (whether they will be current or last-gen console versions is unknown at this time).
Recall: Empty Wishes
Recall: Empty Wishes, to be released in Q2 2023, is a story-driven psychological thriller thriller set in Taiwan in the 2010s. It is currently being developed by Hook Puff Studio, a Taiwanese developer, and aims to reflect the culture of Taiwanese students during that time. The story revolves around Tommy Lin’s investigations, the player will delve into characters’ memories and uncover hidden truths. The game has non-linear storytelling, combining elements of fantasy with horror, mystery and puzzle-solving. An official trailer has also been released.
The demo version available during Bitsummit allows players to experience the first two chapters of the story.
The witch house MV
The Witch’s House is an iconic Japanese horror RPG with a heavy emphasis on puzzle solving and jump scares. The new game completely redesigns the graphics and implements new difficulty modes with more events and dialogues. According to the developer, there’s a new accessible difficulty that allows for instant replay, and a harder one that only unlocks when players reach the true ending. The developer and publisher are treating this game as a whole new experience and hope players will enjoy the new content that will be unlocked after the first playthrough.
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Loretta is a mature psychological thriller story that explores themes of betrayal, infidelity, relationship issues, and social situations that have been present in America over the last century. Players have the freedom to choose dialogue, interact with objects, and make decisions involving assassination and cover-up. The game is inspired by noir films, Stephen King, Alfred Hitchcock and Nabakov’s novel Lolita. Players are free to decide the fate of the characters, and the game will have multiple endings. The release date for Loretta on Steam is simply “Coming Soon”.
chase the night
Hunt the Night is a retro-style action-adventure that combines fast-paced gameplay with a dark fantasy story. The story takes place in the ninth age of mankind, where humans rule the day and evil creatures rule the night. As one of the few remaining humans, you learn to harness the power of darkness to fight the night. Players have a wide range of melee and ranged attacks, and can create their own favorite builds and upgrade their gear as needed. The release date of the game has not yet been determined.
Tactical Galactical combines hex-based real-time strategy mechanics with card combat. Each of the three available commanders fight for control of a planet with their own unique deck of cards. The battlefield is constantly changing and the game requires quick decisions. The game will feature both single player and multiplayer modes where players can participate in 1v1 or 2v2 matches. It will also support cross-play across all platforms. The release date of the game has not yet been determined.
The Tactical Galactical Bitsummit demo will have a new tutorial system, an updated scenario, and new dialogue with more characters. New sound design, battle maps, and an expanded final battle, as well as updated graphics, guides, and controller support.