After 24 years, developers Child-Dream and Mamekujira just dropped a full remake of Scar of the Doll for the Nintendo Switch. A pioneer in Japanese indie visual novels, the game was originally released in 1998. Since then, its garnered quite the amount of hype and a loyal following.
As of now the English version has been translated and released in North America, South America, Europe, and Australia.
The game, in essence, is an original psycho-suspense visual novel produced by Child-Dream in 1998–which, back then, became a huge hit. Featuring psychologically compelling horror elements and highly dramatic scenarios, the game was all the rage, even garnering a feature in a mystery magazine. Thus, crowning it the pioneer visual novel in the realm of indie gaming..
For the modern version, additional content for the second half of the story has been added. We also get a zapping scenario from different sub-character’s points of view, cutting between scenes and giving us a wider perspective of the overall story.
All graphics, including characters and stills, have been given a modern, polished sheen. Additionally, horror elements can be turned on and off. But why would you do that, right?
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The game’s story follows Asumi Kamijo, who’s recently made contact with her big sister, a student at a graduate school in Tokyo. With all communication cut off, she becomes increasingly worried. In the end, she decides to go to Tokyo to unravel the mystery behind her sister’s disappearance.
Scar of the Doll is now available on the Nintendo Switch.