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Yuoni Plays a Nightmarish, J-Horror Game of Hide-and-Seek Today on Nintendo Switch
J-horror title scares the Switches out of our hands today.
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]
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FUKUOKA, Japan — July 28, 2022 — Yuoni, the first-person hide-and-seek Japanese horror game developed by Tricore Inc. and published by Chorus Worldwide, haunts the Nintendo Switch today.
In 1990s Japan, a mute, anxious young grade-schooler named Ai faces social hardships. Her joy at finally finding friends to play with quickly sours when they coerce her into playing a scary game. Her performance grants her a meeting with Tsun, the specter of a small sickly child who perished while waiting for their friends to visit. Ai’s surroundings surrender into a never-ending sunset, and terrifying entities keep bleeding into her reality.
Play Tsun’s game of hide and seek or risk losing Ai’s life to an eternity locked in an otherworldly shadow realm. Quietly navigate around denizens of the spirit world as they search for anything living and breathing. Determine each phantom’s weakness, then adapt to their behaviors to survive. Hold Ai’s breath to fool blind ghosts or sprint to hide from deaf specters.
Discover the dark secrets of Ai’s classmates while exploring an environment melding a traditional Japanese house, a dilapidated school, and a sterile hospital. Keep a mental map of escape routes while overcoming environmental hazards like broken glass announcing Ai’s location when trampled. Take Deep Breaths to recover stamina quickly, but beware the whistle that blows, alerting nearby apparitions.
Manually open doors slowly to ensure safety, peek around each corner to assess surroundings, and definitely ignore that computer chair that just wheeled itself into view from just off-camera. Escape a nightmare fueled by a long-lost child’s loneliness on an isolated journey through claustrophobic school corridors and haunted classrooms.
Surviving Ai’s tale unlocks another earnable ending: triumph over challenging foes to see a different outcome. The Nintendo Switch™ version adds a "Deathless" mode for beginners and players hoping to experience Yuoni’s narrative at a lower heart rate.
Yuoni launches today for $15.99/€14.99/£12.99 on Nintendo Switch. The game is also available on PlayStation 4|5, Xbox One, and Steam for $21.99/€18.99/ £16.99. For more information, follow Yuoni and Chorus Worldwide on Twitter, and visit the official Yuoni page on Chorus Worldwide’s website.
“Chorus aims to highlight games of all genres around the globe, but I personally have a special interest in international horror,” said Shintaro Kanaoya, founder and CEO of Chorus Worldwide. “Yuoni’s nostalgic mix of fear and beauty courtesy of Tricore Inc. is a fantastic example of what indies are capable of when it comes to terror.”
About Chorus Worldwide
Chorus Worldwide is a global publisher composed of gaming veterans with experience at world-renowned companies including Microsoft, Supermassive Games, and Electronic Arts. Originally created to guide indie developers into the rapidly growing Asian markets, Chorus now works with talented developers across the world, including Argentina, Indonesia, and Malaysia, finding huge success in titles like the acclaimed Coffee Talk, and the Asian releases of The Room and The Room Two.
About Tricore Inc.
Based in Fukuoka, Japan, Tricore was established in May 2017 by CEO Takeru Yui.
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