LEVEL-5 has announced that DECAPOLICE will release on Nintendo Switch this year, news that was shared in this week’s Nintendo Direct presentation.
From the developer behind the Professor Layton series, this crime-suspense RPG centres on a rookie detective called Harvard who must hunt down criminals in a huge open-world crime-ridden city.
Working as part of the special investigations unit at Broadstone Police Center, this will see him using the detective training simulator Decasim to travel back and forth between physical and virtual reality.
Your investigations will take place in a virtual space, with the Decasim being a complete copy of a real city that is described as “a forbidden place where memories of every past crime lie dormant.” It isn’t entirely protected though, with the game’s reveal trailer showing how a mysterious hacker working in secret for a powerful corporation rewrites the program to turn Harvard into a cat.
DECAPOLICE will release at retail and digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide in 2023.