Idea Factory has announced their visual novel, Collar x Malice, will release for Switch on March 12th next year in Japan! The original PS Vita release was back in August 2016 with a western release the following year. The game will cost similarly to those prior releases at 7,700 yen. Idea Factory has been on a roll lately localizing games so Collar x Malice should be available on Switch in the west as well. Here’s an overview of the game:
Society crumbles in the wake of chaos.
A dangerous shadow organization launches a campaign of fear and violence in the city of Shinjuku, pushing society to the brink of chaos. As a young police officer tasked with restoring order, you become the target of an attack, and have a poisonous collar attached to your neck. With the situation spiraling out of control and time running out, five mysterious strangers appear to aid you in your quest for the truth. Who can you trust? Will you be able to save yourself and the soul of Shinjuku from the clutches of oblivion? In a city bound by malice, you are the only hope for salvation!
Many Paths to the Truth – Elements of choice and trust weave together to form a branching narrative leading to multiple unique endings.
Stalked by Death – Put your detective skills to the test! The mysterious and deadly collar attached to your neck holds the key to solving a myriad of sinister secrets.
Mind Bending Narrative – Offering intriguing characters, brooding visuals and a gripping story full of mystery guaranteed to keep you coming back for more.
The Collar x Malice Switch teaser site is available here. The full site opens on November 29th. Stay tuned at Final Weapon for the latest Japanese gaming news!