Suda 51’s The Silver Case Remaster Gets Debut Trailer

Grasshopper Manufacture is bringing back The Silver Case [official site], Suda51’s debut game, this time remastered in HD. The game just got its first trailer, giving us a much better glimpse of what the remake is going to look like. See for yourself:

The Silver Case is unusual among Grasshopper Manufacture’s other projects. The game is more of a point and click murder mystery adventure rather than a wacky action title like Lollipop Chainsaw or No More Heroes. The story focuses on a devious criminal named Kamui Uehara, who was linked to a number of suspicious murders 20 years ago. When a shooting occurs, the case is opened back up, and Uehara is the main suspect.

The Silver Case was originally released exclusively in Japan on the PlayStation in 1999. The game never made it abroad due to the difficult task of localizing a Japanese text-based game. Over 15 years later, the English-language PC remaster will introduce the game to western shores for the very first time. From the trailer we can glean that Grasshopper has revamped the character designs and given The Silver Case an updated soundtrack.

The Silver Case is expected to launch this autumn on Steam and Playism.


  1. ROMhack2 says:

    Oh cool.

    Say what you like about people who refer to any game developed by Grasshopper Manufacture as a ‘Suda51 game’ but this one actually seems to be one.

    • Jalan says:

      People who dump on Killer Is Dead like Suda51 had no involvement with it whatsoever are a strange lot.

      At any rate, it’s not the Suda51 game I want to see remastered (and available for PC) but I’ll take what I can get.

      • ROMhack2 says:

        I was referring more to Let It Die but fair enough.

        • Jalan says:

          I took a gamble that it was either that or Killer Is Dead. I went with the latter because I know I’ve seen on more than one occasion in the comments here at RPS alone where people have remarked that it “isn’t a Suda51 game” and it “tries desperately to be just so it can sell copies”.

  2. heretic says:

    This looks nice, anyone played it at the time?

    I could do with a well crafted point and click / visual novel murder mystery.

  3. RafkoTheBrave says:

    the best and the wierdest games ever