A Sinister Bookstore and an Array of Unusual Customers Opens a Pandora’s Box of the Paranormal

Hermitage isn’t your ordinary book shop. If customers are purely looking for something to read, they won’t find that here. From Japanese folklore to superstitious tales from Southeast Asia, the books on offer here are as colorful as the shop’s clientele. But when one customer comes to the sales desk clutching a book of ancient texts and rituals, Hermitage takes a turn towards the truly dark…

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Giiku Games is excited to announce it will bring gripping paranormal horror adventure Hermitage: Strange Case Files to PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and Steam this summer.

Having already made waves in China, acclaimed story-driven studio Arrowiz’s latest is being fully localized for a western release across all major platforms, bringing the game’s sinister brand of mystery and investigation to an entirely new audience.

The aforementioned ‘Hermitage’ is a quirky and altogether curious bookshop that stood at the crossroads of a lonely junction, serving as a port of call for only the most eccentric bookworms. The store’s manager – usually to be found casting a critical eye over Hermitage’s patrons with a cigarette in his hand – is used to endearing oddities perusing his dusty shelves, but when one customer comes in searching for literature to solve the mystery behind some particularly lucid ritualistic dreams.

Hermitage: Strange Case Files is what Chinese developer Arrowiz does best: an engaging mystery wrapped up in a multi-layered and immersive story where every line of dialogue is an important cog in the wheel that is the game’s overarching narrative,” says Rinalda Faraian, Product Manager at Giiku Games. “It’s important then that we do the script justice, and we can’t wait to bring this new localized version to gamers on console and PC this summer.”

With Hermitage: Strange Case Files causing its protagonist to question the lines between fantasy and reality, players take on the role of said bookshop owner –  a former anthropology professor who has strangely never been seen outside of Hermitage. With the help of a hacker genius on the run, a self-proclaimed detective, and a short-tempered legal consultant, players will need to get to the bottom of a series of horrific incidents, taking on the supernatural horrors that lurk between the pages of Hermitage’s weird and wonderful book collection.

Hermitage: Strange Case Files features:

  • A unique adventure with a multi-layered story and a visual novel style
  • Interviews with characters where choosing the approach that matches their personality serves up important leads
  • Clues discovered through TV news, online forums, phone messages and emails
  • Analyze characters and events using an interactive pinboard
  • Investigate character backstories to discover secrets
  • Match your intel with your suspicions to uncover the truth
  • Take your adventure on a new path by unlocking various storylines with your choices

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About Giiku Games

Giiku Games is a digital publisher for Anime and Asian games for PC and console. The portfolio includes the successful Anime MMO Florensia and the mystery visual novel Detective Kobayashi. For more information about Giiku Games, please visit https://www.giikugames.com/.

About Arrowiz

Founded in 2016 by a group of game industry veterans and young talents, Arrowiz aims to build a leading studio focused on story-rich experiences with unique design and gameplay. For more information about Arrowiz, please visit https://arrowiz.com/

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