Square Enix revealed a new game called PARANORMASIGHT: The Seven Mysteries of Honjo, purported to be based on the real Sumida City, Honjo. Within the game, there will be panoramic 360-views of Sumida City, taken from real-life scenery, with the approval of the local Sumida City community and tourism authorities.
This will be a single-player, 2D visual novel style supernatural mystery-adventure game, and will be launched on March 8, 2023 on Steam and March 9 on Nintendo Switch. Pre-orders start on February 20th.
Per Square Enix:
Set during the Showa Period (1926-89) in Tokyo’s Sumida City, Honjo, PARANORMASIGHT: The Seven Mysteries of Honjo is a multi-layered collection of spine-chilling ghost stories centred around several protagonists who possess the “power of curses”. Playing from the viewpoint of a number of cursed characters, players will investigate the mysteries of Honjo. During the day players will explore mysterious areas of the city, solve puzzles and find new clues to help them unravel the mysteries behind these seven deadly curses. Come nightfall, they’ll hunt or be hunted by other curse bearers. Players will have to master control of their own powers while working out how not to fall foul to the predations of those held by others during this supernatural ordeal.