Worthplaying | ‘Detective Di: The Silk Rose Murders’ Coming To Nintendo Switch Tomorrow, Xbox Later This Month

Amid the lingering political turmoil, China’s first and only female empress, Wu Zetian comes to power. Within months of her ascension to the throne, murmurs of discontent and revolution swell as detractors and enemies begin to plot against her. It is in this context that our protagonist, the new investigating magistrate Di Renjie, must solve a horrific series of murders, which will put him on a collision course with the Imperial Court and the Empress herself.

Will our young detective overcome his own inner demons and his allegiance to the previous emperor? What is the link between murder victims and the capital’s many political secrets? YOU must find out the truth …

As the legendary sleuth, players will explore this unique setting and experience its narrative twists using familiar adventure game mechanics such as exploration, dialogue choices, interaction with objects and clues, and the puzzle solving. In addition, we introduce an original mechanic where you can deduce and reconstruct the scene of a crime and put your theories to the test.

The pixel art style of the game is also a tribute to old school graphics, but we’ve added our own visual signature and design sensibility. The game contains over 45 locations (many spanning multiple screen widths), each painted in pixels with care and attention to detail.

Main characteristics:

  • Distinct 2D pixel art style
  • Immersive history-driven experience dripping with historic atmosphere
  • Challenging and fun puzzles to solve
  • Unique Chinese cultural and historical references
  • Fantastic soundtrack with 13 original tracks
  • Support for multiple languages: English and Chinese

Currently available for PC (To smoke), Detective Di: The Murders of the Silk Rose arrives on Nintendo Switch on December 3 and Xbox One / Xbox Series X | S on December 14, 2021.

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