Sci-Fi Visual Novel Murder on the Spaceship Altair Announced

    Releasing first on Nintendo Switch in Japan.

    Orange have announced Murder on the Spaceship Altair, a new sci-fi mystery visual novel for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC, Android, and iOS. The Nintendo Switch version will launch first in April in Japan.

    Murder on the Spaceship Altair will cost 1,300 yen (tax included) at launch in Japan. A western release and the supported languages for the new title were not confirmed yet. 

    Here’s an overview of the new visual novel, via the official website


    Jupiter‘s fourth moon, Callisto—once the location of humanity’s most advanced research base. One day, “Zion Frontier,” as it was called, was struck by a mysterious explosion.

    One year later, the fractured remains of the base are recovered by a manned ship called “Altair.” Among the remains was a frozen capsule containing the body of genius space engineer Zion Miller, and the android Flem nestled beside the capsule. And then there was Hope, the extraterrestrial life-form discovered in the Jupiter space.

    A mysterious incident involving them and the crew soon occurs on-board the ship. Was this incident caused by the mysterious life-form? Or by the crew? With no means of escape, fear and suspicion spread throughout the ship…


    You play as the Master AI of the spaceship Altair and end up partnering with Flem in order to solve the mystery. Issue commands to Flem and investigate the ship. Depending on the command, you may be able to communicate with the crew through physical contact and the like… Interact with the crew through various means and strengthen your relationships.


    • Planning and Scenario: Mitsue Kaneko
    • Main Illustrator: Kousuke Hashimoto
    • Sub Illustrator: Shio / Satsuki Koga
    • Background Music: SAKUMAMATATA
    • Sound Effects: Ogawa Sound (Tetsuhiro Ogawa)
    Soul Kiwami
    Soul Kiwami
    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Managing Editor of Final Weapon and a Games Writer at Game Rant with four years of writing and editing experience. Raul is passionate about the Japanese gaming industry, and he's a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs, and fighting games. business email: [email protected] | Muck Rack:

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