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Alternate Jake Hunter: DAEDALUS The Awakening of Golden Jazz - more footage

Saburo sets off to New York to sort through the belongings and memories his grandfather left behind. The nostalgia of the cityscape and reunions with old friends is fleeting, however. He soon discovers that his grandfather's last word was, 'Daedalus.'

Alternate Jake Hunter: DAEDALUS The Awakening of Golden Jazz - gameplay footage

A new chapter begins in the Detective Jinguji Saburo series! That was one month ago today. Someone has murdered Saburo's grandfather, Kyosuke, while he was living in New York.

Alternate Jake Hunter: DAEDALUS The Awakening of Golden Jazz available today on Switch

Wake up!

Rolling Hills Estates, California – May 23, 2019 – Arc System Works America, Inc. is thrilled to announce that Arc System Works' crime thriller, Alternate Jake Hunter: DAEDALUS The Awakening of Golden Jazz, a prequel to the Jake Hunter series of games is available today in North America (US, Canada, Mexico) on the PlayStation®Network for the PlayStation®4 and Nintendo Switch eShop. The Steam (PC) version will be available at a later date.

In the wake of the death of his grandfather, Saburo Jinguji heads to the United States to uncover the truth. Utilizing a new 360 degree investigation mode, Alternate Jake Hunter: DAEDALUS The Awakening of Golden Jazz blends true detective work like interrogations and clue-finding with unique storytelling elements to deliver a thrilling murder mystery.

RETURN OF A LEGEND – Hirotaka Inaba, the Scenario Writer of Tantei Jingūji Saburō: Yume no Owari ni (At the End of the Dream) released in 1998, returns to write the scenario for “Awakening of Golden Jazz”

TIME IS UNDER YOUR CONTROL – Switch between the different stages of Saburo’s life as you piece together clues and solve mysteries.

360 DEGREE SLEUTHING – Utilize a full 360 degree rotation with your surroundings, making searching for clues truly immersive.

UNIQUE VISUAL FLAIR – A visually arresting watercolor look merged with realistic video images combine to form a unique design.

STANCE CHANGE SYSTEM – Read and interact with the other person’s expressions and emotions to uncover the truth.

TREE OF THOUGHT – Visualize your own thoughts, organize and search for evidence, and pull testimony. As your information grows, your tree will “bear fruit”.

SHARPEN YOUR SENSES – Your “Sharpened Five Senses” allows you to visualize clues in unique ways.

STYLISH CHARACTER MODELS – Illustrator Zennosuke brings character visuals like no other!

DETAILS
Title: Alternate Jake Hunter: DAEDALUS The Awakening of Golden Jazz
Release: May 23, 2019
Developer: Neilo Inc.
Publisher: Arc System Works
Platforms: PlayStation 4 (Digital Release), Nintendo Switch (Digital Release), [Steam (PC) Release Date TBD]
Players: 1
Genre: Mystery/Adventure Visual Novel
Price: $39.99 USD
Voice Language: Japanese
Text Language: English
Region Availability: US, Canada, and Mexico

Daedalus: The Awakening of Golden Jazz's release date bumped back by a week

Delayed at the last minute

Arc System Works has announced that Daedalus: The Awakening of Golden Jazz is seeing a slight delay. The game was originally set to launch for Switch this week, but now the new release date is May 23rd, 2019. No reason for the delay was given. Hopefully this new date sticks!

Daedalus: The Awakening of Golden Jazz hits the Switch eShop in the West on May 16th, 2019

I'm getting jazzed

Earlier in the week, we found out that H2 Interactive is working on a physical release of Daedalus: The Awakening of Golden Jazz for Switch. This version, which supports English, launches in SouthEast Asia on May 23rd, 2019. Following that news, we now know that Daedalus: The Awakening of Golden Jazz will hit the Switch eShop in the West on May 16th, 2019.

Specifications

Title: Alternate Jake Hunter: Daedalus The Awakening of Golden Jazz
Release: May 16, 2019
Developer: Neilo Inc
Publisher: Arc System Works
Platforms: Steam, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch
Players: One
Genre: Mystery Adventure
Price: $39.99
Voice Language: Japanese
Text Language: English

About

In the wake of the death of his grandfather, Saburo Jinguji heads to the United States to uncover the truth in this unique mystery adventure game from Arc System Works and Neilo Inc.

Return of a Legend – The Scenario Writer of “At the End of the Dream,” Hirotaka Inaba, returns to write the scenario for “Awakening of Golden Jazz.”
Time is Under Your Control – Switch between the different stages of Saburo’s life as you piece together clues and solve mysteries.
360-Degree Sleuthing – Utilize a full 360-degree rotation with your surroundings, making searching for clues truly immersive.
Unique Visual Flair – A visually arresting watercolor look merged with realistic video images combine to form a unique design.
Stance Change System – Read and interact with the other person’s expressions and emotions to uncover the truth.
Tree of Thought – Visualize your own thoughts, organize and search for evidence, and pull testimony. As your information grows, your tree will “bear fruit”.
Sharpen Your Senses – Your “Sharpened Five Senses” allows you to visualize clues in unique ways.
Stylish Character Models – Illustrator Zennosuke brings character visuals like no other!

Characters

Saburo Jinguji – On the hunt to discover the truth behind his grandfather’s murder.
Yoko – A young woman studying abroad in New York.
Kyosuke Jinguji – Saburo’s grandfather, who runs his own detective agency.
Abby – A young woman studying economics at university. Has a connection to Saburo.
Benjamin Harris – A young man studying both literature and mysticism at university.
Leo Collins – A young man studying law with dreams to be a prosecutor. Very talented, and quite smart.
Dan Miller – A former assistant to Saburo’s grandfather at his detective agency.
Joshua – A police officer in New York with a severe prejudice against Japanese people.
Harold – A police officer in New York. Laid back, he prefers to not take things too seriously.
Morgan Marquis – The police chief. He possesses a large sense of justice and is beloved by the community.
Mari – A librarian. Despite her demure appearance, she can be quite stubborn.
Joseph Logan – A former police officer, who suffered a personal betrayal recently.
George Anderson – An electrical engineer who can always be found drinking somewhere.
Ryan Collins – The mayor of New York, who also happens to be Leo’s father.
Maki-Soji – Dan’s father, he operates a small restaurant in Japan.
???? – Real name unknown. A killer, put away in jail for murder.

Play-Asia announces Daedalus: The Awakening of Golden Jazz physical release for Asia, includes English support

H2 Interactive is working on the English & Physical release of Daedalus: The Awakening of Golden Jazz for PlayStation 4 and Switch. This is going to be a Multi-Language version, which includes English, Traditional Chinese, and Japanese. Daedalus: The Awakening of Golden Jazz launches May 23rd, 2019.

A Limited Edition for both PS4 & Switch is also in the works, which is coming out May 23rd, 2019. The Limited Edition will include the following collectibles.

- Limited Special Box
- PS4/SW Game: Daedalus: The Awakening of Golden Jazz
- Steelbook
- Artbook
- Original Soundtrack CD

You can preorder either version here through Play-Asia

Daedalus: The Awakening of Golden Jazz - Ver. 1.1.0 now available

Over in Japan, Daedalus: The Awakening of Golden Jazz has gotten a bump up to Version 1.1.0. Here's what's included in the update.

- adds Chapter Select screen*
- adds Auto Text feature
- “Text Display Speed” and “Auto Text Display Speed” have been added to the Options screen

* Chapter Select only appears once you have cleared the game. If you cleared the game before downloading this update, you will need to load your save data first after clearing the game. You need to proceed until the end of the Staff Roll. More details about this feature can be found in the game manual.

Daedalus: The Awakening of Golden Jazz localization hinted at in the game's credits



I don't think there's any other way to look at this than as a confirmation of an English release. The end credits for the Japanese version of Daedalus: The Awakening of Golden Jazz include the above blurb, which very clearly says English localization. Whether it's just an added option to the Japanese version or an actual eShop release in NA/EU, it looks like we'll be able to enjoy this one soon!

Denjin☆Gacha! segments - Daedalus: The Awakening of Golden Jazz and Onimusha: Warlords


Two more Denjin☆Gacha! segments for upcoming titles. You can check out footage from both Onimusha Warlords and Daedalus: The Awakening of Golden Jazz above.

Japan - Day 1 sales for Fortnite, Daedalus: The Awakening of Golden Jazz, and Peach Ball: Senran Kagura

We're back with another set of data on the Japanese retail side of things. Here's a breakdown of day-one sales for a handful of titles that just launched.

Fortnite

- 20%
- Switch version sold more

Daedalus: The Awakening of Golden Jazz

- 30%
- somewhat low debut, but not unexpected for the Jake Hunter series
- PlayStation 4 version sold more

Peach Ball: Senran Kagura

- 40%
- decent debut

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