Developer CAVYHOUSE and publisher Unties have revealed that The Midnight Sanctuary will now arrive on Nintendo Switch on 4th October, delayed slightly from the originally intended launch date of 6th September.
In The Midnight Sanctuary, players must explore a long-isolated Japanese village where residents appear and disappear, leap off cliffs, and twist themselves in half. Lovely. You'll be uncovering the mysteries of The Midnight Sanctuary while trying to escape with your life and sanity safely intact. If you haven't quite had your fill of creepiness from the trailer above, the game's story overview should be more than enough:
“Um, so. Are you… maybe one of the Dead, too?”
A curious, haunting tale.
Is it salvation which the Saint who descended into this isolated village brings… or is it the end of things?
“What ending do those eyes desire, little watcher?”
The game puts players in the shoes of a famous historian named Hamomuro Tachibana, voiced by popular Japanese actress Yū Shimamura (Final Fantasy XV, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Attack on Titan). As mentioned above, Tachibana soon witnesses residents mysteriously 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? These are the questions that you must try to resolve.
Mysterious Graphics: Gorgeous graphics like cut-paper art that blur the line between realism and surrealism. Experience a trip into a mysterious world that’s not quite two or three dimensional.
Fully Acted, Fully Animated: Animated by the two-person team at CAVYHOUSE and voiced by a team of professional Japanese actors, Midnight Sanctuary comes to life in ways you’ll never expect. Voice audio is in Japanese.
Mysterious Doings: Hamomoru Tachibana has been invited to catalogue the traditions of Daiusu Village, long isolated from the rest of Japan. But once she arrives, a being the villagers identify as the Saints also appears. What could it mean?…
The Midnight Sanctuary arrives on 4th October for $9.99 / €9.99 and will support full English text localisation.
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