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Jdm
11-07-2007, 10:08 AM
Japanese DS Detective Series Hitting US


Phoenix Wright will soon have a little more competition.
By Kris Pigna (http://www.1up.com/do/my1Up?publicUserId=4547494), 11/05/2007

http://media.1up.com/media?id=3429845
A good deal of DS owners love their non-games, and they're about to get a fresh influx as the long-running Tantei Jinguji Saburo murder mystery series will hit the US courtesy of Aksys Games, reports Shacknews (http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/49761). Developed by Data East, the series -- creatively titled Jake Hunter: Detective Chronicles for the US -- is described as an "interactive digital novel," not unlike Cing's sleeper hit Hotel Dusk (http://www.1up.com/do/gameOverview?cId=3150599) or the Phoenix Wright games. So yeah, expect lots of reading. "Jake Hunter: Detective Chronicles is the latest in a growing genre of games that places its focus on fantastic storytelling and character development," said Bo deWindt, Aksys project lead. "It's a great diversion for gamers seeking to test their powers of deduction and reasoning as opposed to their trigger fingers."
The first game will hit our shores next spring for $19.99, and contain three different cases for armchair sleuths to solve.
http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3164174