Sony’s publishing label Unties and developer Cavyhouse today announced that the occult suspense 3D novel The Midnight Sanctuary will launch on Nintendo Switch on October 4, 2018 via the Nintendo eShop for $9.99.
The people of Daiusu, a long-isolated Japanese village, revere a mystic woman known as “The Saint.” Once persecuted for their religious beliefs but wishing to become a modern tourist destination, locals have built a grand cathedral in her honor and to attract visitors.
Famous historian Hamomuro Tachibana, voiced by popular Japanese actress Yū Shimamura (Final Fantasy XV, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Attack on Titan) is invited to Daiusu to catalog its past and familiarize locals with the outside world.
But not all is as it seems. Quickly into her journey Tachibana witnesses residents appearing and disappearing, leaping off cliffs, and twisting themselves in half. Are these people dead… or not quite? Has “The Saint” returned to the mountain village? If so, does she bring salvation or herald the end?
The Midnight Sanctuary blurs the line between reality and surreal both in storytelling and visual style. Blending static 2D textures and moving 3D models creates a striking visual effect. The Midnight Sanctuary‘s graphics, which incorporate a stained glass-style to create a beautiful aesthetic, provides an eerie background for the alarming events Tachibana encounters.
The Midnight Sanctuary will support English text localization and full audio and text in Japanese.
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