Silver Case cover

Suda51, or Goichi Suda, is a Japanese game developer with an… interesting portfolio. His studio, Grasshopper Manufacture, created titles like No More Heroes, Lollipop Chainsaw and Shadows of the Damned, and they all share his trademark bizarre style. A playable demo of Grasshopper’s first game, The Silver Case, has just hit Steam, making this the first time the game’s been available in the West.

First released in 1999 for the original PlayStation, The Silver Case is a visual novel-style adventure that sends players on the trail of a serial killer. Due to localisation and translation issues the game never made it West, and a planned Nintendo DS port eventually fell through. Fortunately, the game is being remastered for PC, with full localisation and updated visuals and such. It even has Silent Hill‘s composer, Akira Yamaoka, remixing the soundtrack.

The demo lets players take part of the first chapter for a spin. If this sounds like your cup of murder-mystery tea, check out the game’s Steam page.

The Silver Case will launch for PC later this year.