Spike Chunsoft has unveiled a new trailer for its upcoming lucid-noir detective adventure game Master Detective Archives: Rain Code, offering a sneak peek at the members of the World Detective Organization with their unique personalities, skills, and designs in-game. The game is set to release for Nintendo Switch in North America and Europe on June 30, 2023.
The 10 new characters introduced include the Master Detectives with their unique “Forensic Forte” abilities and members of the Amaterasu Corporation. The character designs are created by Rui Komatsuzaki, the game’s lead character designer.
Master Detective Archives: Rain Code is set in a futuristic city covered in Neon Lights and stranger characters, the Kanai Ward. Rain seems to fall endlessly in this city, and it has its own culture with several areas embodying different looks and people. The city is also home to a megacorporation that controls much of the happenings in the city behind the scenes.
The player plays as Yuma Kokohead, a young man waking up in a storage room with no memory of who he is or his role. His only clue is a notice sending him to the Kanai Ward via the Amaterasu Express.
Before he heads there, however, he is interrupted by a meeting with Shinigami, a death haunting Yuma that only he can see when she’s a spirit, but can materialize as a young girl in the human world. She’s itching to solve mysteries with Yuma, granting him new powers and insight into crimes and the power to battle Mystery Phantoms to reveal the truth. Though she seems to be helpful, her moral compass is completely skewed from humans.
▍Master Detective Archives: Rain Code Detectives
– Master Detectives Dispatched to Kanai Ward:
■ Pucci Lavmin – CV: (EN) Lindsay Sheppard / (JP) Yui Horie
Despite her child-like appearance, she has machine-like composure and mental processing speed. Perhaps because she avoids communication, she sometimes shows awkward reactions and intense displays of emotion during a conversation.
Forensic Forte: Audial Aptitude
By concentrating, whispers, footsteps, and even heartbeats can be heard from far away.
■ Fubuki Clockford – CV: (EN) Xanthe Huynh / (JP) Saori Onishi
Because of her upbringing as a lady of the world-famous Clockford Family, she is a bit naive. She has a uniquely peculiar way of thinking, which can frustrate and confuse the people she talks to.
Forensic Forte: Time Leap
Time can be rewound and things can be redone. After time has been turned back once, it cannot be turned back beyond that point, however.
■ Melami Goldmine – CV: (EN) Lauren Landa / (JP) Yukari Tamura
A glamorous woman with a keen intellect behind her flamboyant appearance. She’s a fashionista whose mind is often focused on clothes. She’s quick to like anyone with a body type that would suit her favorite outfits.
Forensic Forte: Spiritism
One’s own body is used as a medium to summon the soul of a deceased person. In order to use this ability, she must wear the clothes the deceased wore in life.
– Head of the Nocturnal Detective Agency:
■ Yakou Furio – CV: (EN) Kaiji Tang / (JP) Takehito Koyasu
Head of the only agency in Kanai Ward, the Nocturnal Detective Agency. An aloof and elusive man. Although not a Master Detective, he is certified by the World Detective Organization, which suggests he is an excellent detective.
That said, he is somewhat weak-kneed, and his agency’s policy is to stay quiet and refrain from any overt behavior that might lead to conflict with the Amaterasu Corporation Peacekeepers.
▍Meet the Members of the Amaterasu Corporation
Amaterasu Corporation deals in a wide variety of goods such as industrial products, electronic appliances, and pharmaceuticals, all of which can be found across all aspects of daily life. On the other hand, many dark rumors surround the company, leading to a saying among detectives: “Kick it and the dust comes off like a wall of smoke.” Despite that, both the government and the World Detective Organization have been unable to intervene because of its great influence.
– Director & Vice Director of the Amaterasu Corporation Peacekeepers:
■ Yomi Hellsmile (right side) – CV: (EN) Howard Wang / (JP) Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
The director of the Amaterasu Corporation Peacekeepers. Despite having the face of a handsome young man, he is ruthless, finding joy in the misfortune of others, tearing people down, and even treating his underlings like expendable tools. He rules Kanai Ward with force and has established power within Amaterasu with his achievements.
■ Martina Electro (left side) – CV: (EN) Jenny Yokobori / (JP) Shizuka Itoh
The vice director of the Amaterasu Corporation Peacekeepers. She is Yomi’s right hand and takes pride in the trust and affection he has for her. She has a coercive way with words and actions and has no mercy for those who defy her, becoming obedient only when Yomi is involved.
– Amaterasu Corporation Peacekeepers:
■ Swank Catsonell – CV: (EN) Brent Mukai / (JP) Wataru Takagi
A prideful member of the Amaterasu Corporation Peacekeepers who loves money.
■ Seth Burroughs – CV: (EN) Landon McDonald / (JP) Yuma Uchida
Section chief of the Amaterasu Corporation Peacekeepers Investigations Team. A mumbling, unhealthy-looking man. He habitually speaks through a megaphone to make up for his feeble voice.
■ Guillaume Hall – CV: (EN) Brenna Larsen / (JP) Ayane Sakura
Leader of the Counterterrorism Squad. A boisterous, fast-talking woman who tackles her work with enthusiasm and vigor.
■ Dominic Fulltank – CV: (EN) Kane Jungbluth-Murry / (JP) Fukushi Ochiai
Second-in-command of the Counterterrorism Squad. He is over 2 meters tall. Though loyal to Guillaume and her orders, he sometimes has trouble following complex instructions.