When a young girl takes her dog for a walk only to return home sans pup, she must feel bad. For the girl’s sister to leave the home to search for the wayward canine, only to not return, the little one must feel worse. When she steps outside only to find the entire town changed and shrouded in darkness it is that guilt that would drive her forward. Being hunted by angry spirits in this mystery town while trying to locate both the pup and sister would be enough to make me venture home and advise my parents to stock up on Cialis because it’s time to get cracking on making a new sibling. Not this girl, though.
Publisher NIS America and developer Nippon Ichi Software announced today that they plan on allowing players to take control of this girl in October in the game Yomawari: Night Alone. Set for release on October 25 in North America and 28 in Europe, this Steam and PlayStation Vita title looks to be all about juxtaposing horror with a cute, overhead art style.
Much like Corpse Party, this tone looks to be used to denote the vulnerability of the young girl as she explores the transformed village. She will not be able to fight back against the malevolent specters, and must instead use wit and not an insignificant amount of cowering in the dark to make progress. As an overarching tone, this does look to be intriguing. With Nippon Ichi and NIS America’s track record of releasing so many interesting titles, Yomawari is certainly worth watching as the release approaches.