I’m a huge fan of psychological games, and it’s even better if it’s in a genre I like. The visual novel Tokyo Dark is one such game I’ve been anxiously waiting to try. Development progress looks like it’s shaping up well. The latest update doesn’t give a release date, or even time frame, but we do know it’ll be sometime this year. And I can’t wait to play it.
Cherrymochi states that about 90% of the game is finished, with the second 90% left to go. They’ve also given a rundown of what’s still needed before finally releasing Tokyo Dark. That said, we do know it’ll be a 2017 release. We just don’t have anything closer to an exact date than that. However, to tide us over they’ve also covered one of the most interesting aspects of the game. Namely, their special NG+ option.
The SPIN system leaves a lot of room for replayability, but the NG+ takes it one step further. Tokyo Dark has a number of stats, and they affect how the game plays out. It also ends up with one of ten endings, but the fun doesn’t stop there. With NG+, you can continue the story from the beginning. However, previous playthroughs bring through in a sort of flashback sequence. The update goes into much more detail, but it’s a unique use of the “new game plus” not usually seen elsewhere.
While there’s still plenty left to do before release, the more I read about Tokyo Dark the more I want to play it. Unlike your traditional visual novel or adventure game, there’s more to it than meets the eye at first. I look forward to trying to get all eleven endings, but until then I just have to wait patiently.