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May 132022

I thought taking a break for news would mean a break from the mystery game celebration, but today’s news is actually perfect for the theme.

NOVECT, the developer of The House in Fata Morgana, has announced that their new project is a mystery adventure game being referred to as Project Code Name “M.”

(That’s a working title.)

I absolutely adored The House in Fata Morgana, so I was awaiting the news of NOVECT’s new project. Now that I know what it is, I’m more interested than ever.

“M” is a mystery game told from two perspectives: the killer’s and the detective’s.

As the killer, you’ll try to set up the perfect crime, while as the detective, you’ll investigate a serial murder case.

That sounds pretty interesting. I don’t know how the dual perspectives will work out, but after The House in Fata Morgana, I have high hopes for their storytelling.

“M” is planned for Switch, PS4, and PC. According to an interview with The Mako Reactor, they’re hoping for a 2023 release but can’t make any definite statements yet.

I can’t wait to learn more about this game. Who knows, maybe it can be included in a future year’s celebration.

(In unrelated news, Tales of Luminaria is shutting down in July not even lasting a full year. Guess I won’t be trying that one. Silent Hill rumors are also running rampant, with some credibility this time due to the leaker’s account getting locked due to a DMCA notice after sharing supposed concept art. We’ll see.)

Getting back to the matter at hand, what do you think of “M”? How do you think playing as both killer and detective will work?

Meanwhile, May is Mystery Game Madness month, so you have a chance to win games and other great prizes by participating in this year’s contest!

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  5 Responses to “May Mystery Game Madness: NOVECT Announces Project Code Name M”

  1. The trailer makes this seem like a more interactive VN, in ways that remind me of Danganronpa and Ace Attorney, though we’ll have to see how that plays out in the final game.

    And yes, Tales of Luminaria… didn’t even get to its half-year anniversary… Last time I trust a new Tales of Gacha game! (I say now until they announce another one and I get it anyway…)

    • Yes, I tagged it as an adventure game since that’s how they described it, but it does seem like it will probably have visual novel aspects as well.

      The saddest part about Luminaria’s shutdown is that they made such a big deal out of it having this huge story following all these different characters, and now it’ll never be close to finished.

      • Yeah, they left a *lot* of mysteries unsolved… to the point where they are making a special “final” episode just to give us the chance of resolving *one* of the more prominent character’s mysteries that was revealed within the early episodes… It’s quite sad especially because the characters and story they were telling *were* compelling and it’s sad to know they’ll just likely be abandoned, unfinished, forever.

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