Dangan Entertainment announced today (August 5, 2022) the five main titles that will be shown online at the upcoming Japanese indie game event BitSummit X-Roads on August 6 and 7.
According to the announcement, the company will release demo versions of Recall: Empty Wishes, The Witch’s House MV, and Loretta on Steam for the duration of BitSummit. This will happen alongside an update to the currently available demo versions of Hunt the Night and Tactical Galactical. As for The Witch’s House MV, which is already available on PC, it will be released on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, and Xbox (whether it will be the current-gen or last-gen console releases is currently unknown) in the half the second of 2022.
Remember: empty wishes
Reminder: Empty Wishes, released in Q2 2023 is a story-based psychological thriller set in Taiwan during the 2010s. It is currently being developed by Hook Puff Studio, a Taiwanese developer, and is made to reflect the culture of Taiwanese students during that time. The story centers around the investigation of Tommy Lin, the player will enter the memories of the characters and discover the hidden truths. The game has a non-linear narrative and combines elements of fantasy along with horror, mystery and puzzle solving. An official trailer was also released.
The demo version available during Bitsummit will allow players to experience the opening two chapters of the story.
House of Witches MV
The Witch’s House is an iconic Japanese horror RPG that heavily emphasizes puzzle solving and scares. The new game completely reimagines the graphics and implements new difficulty modes with more events and dialogue. According to the developer, there is a new accessible difficulty that allows instant retry, and a harder one that is only unlocked if players reach the true ending. The developer and publisher treat this game as a completely new experience and they hope that players will enjoy the new content that will be unlocked after the first play.
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Loretta is a mature psychological thriller story that deals with themes of betrayal, betrayal, relationship problems and social situations that were present in America in the last century. Players will have the freedom to choose dialogue, interact with objects, and make decisions involving kills and cover. The game takes its inspiration from film noir, Stephen King, Alfred Hitchcock and Nabakov’s novel Lolita. Players are free to decide the fate of the characters and the game will have multiple endings. The release date for Loretta on Steam simply reads “Coming Soon”.
Hunt at night
Hunt the Night is a retro-style action-adventure that combines fast-paced gameplay with dark fantasy lore. The story takes place in the ninth age of mankind, where the day is ruled by humans and the night by evil creatures. As one of the few remaining humans, you will learn to harness the power of darkness to fight the night. Players have a wide variety of melee and ranged attacks and can create their favorite builds and upgrade their equipment as needed. The game’s release date has not yet been set.
Tactical Galactical combines hex-based real-time strategy mechanics with card combat. Each of the three available commanders will battle for control of a planet with their own unique deck of cards. The battlefield is always changing and the game will require quick decision making. The game will include both single player and multiplayer modes where players can participate in 1v1 or 2v2 matches. It will also support cross-play on all platforms. The game’s release date has not yet been set.
The Tactical Galactical Bitsummit demo will feature a new tutorial system, an updated scenario, and new dialogue with more characters. New sound design, battle cards and an extended final battle, in addition to updated graphics, guides and controller support.