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Asian horror adventure Kwaidan ~Azuma manor story~ gets physical for Nintendo Switch

Pre-orders for physical editions open with Playasia this week

Hong Kong – August 7, 2023 – Independent developer and publisher Eastasiasoft Limited today announced that horror-themed action-adventure Kwaidan ~Azuma manor story~ will soon receive physical release for Nintendo Switch. Pre-orders open with online retail partner Playasia later this week on Thursday, August 10th at 11:00pm Hong Kong time (11:00am ET / 8:00am PT / 4:00pm UK).

Kwaidan ~Azuma manor story~ blends classic Asian folklore and survival horror elements with 3D exploration and point-and-click investigation, presented in a nostalgic cel-shaded polygon art style. Players assume the role of a young shrine maiden trained to exorcize the demonic terrors that have overrun the manor in hopes of saving the family that has lived there for ages. The experience can be customized with a choice of classic “tank” controls or various modern gameplay options.

Kwaidan ~Azuma manor story~ is originally developed by Gudouan and ported for Nintendo Switch by DICO, and it will be published in physical release by Eastasiasoft Limited in partnership with Rainy Frog. Limited Editions will include the game, manual, soundtrack CD and numbered certificate in a collector’s box. Standard copies will also be available as an open pre-order.

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About Kwaidan ~Azuma manor story~

It is the dawn of the Showa era, Japan in the 1930s. In a rural manor, a very long night is about to begin. Explore the depths of the Azuma Manor, fighting off devilish Yoki while avoiding traps and solving devious puzzles as you strive to save the Azuma family. Kwaidan mixes classic 3D horror action with point-and-click adventure for an experience that’s equal parts fresh and nostalgic. With no guns, strategy is required to take on the Yoki in close encounters using traditional weapons and exorcism tools such as naginata, magatama and a mirror that releases a deadly aura.

As you explore the grounds of the mansion, you can call up a cursor to examine points of interest and discover items to aid you in your quest. Kwaidan is a unique blend of action-adventure with suspenseful survival scenarios. Retro polygon graphics invoke the style of genre classics with movie reel presentation. Select between Origin Mode for authentic "tank" controls or Modern Mode for standard analog movement and a new subtle cel-shaded look.

Key Features:

  • Freely explore in third-person 3D style!
  • Engage in real-time combat against fiendish Yoki.
  • Investigate using point-and-click elements to discover clues and useful items!
  • Enjoy retro polygon aesthetics and a subtle cel-shaded visual style.
  • Customize the experience with classic “tank” controls or modern gameplay options!

About eastasiasoft

Eastasiasoft Limited is an independent, Hong Kong–based developer and publisher of interactive entertainment specializing in video games and related media. Founded in 2007, eastasiasoft has published a diverse variety of titles in digital and physical format. Eastasiasoft is a licensed PlayStation, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One publisher. Some of eastasiasoft’s recently licensed and published games are Mugen Souls, Sword and Fairy: Together Forever, Xuan Yuan Sword 7, Empire of Angels IV, Seven Pirates H, Moero Crystal H, Trigger Witch, Rainbow Skies, Rainbow Moon, and the Söldner-X franchise.

About Rainy Frog

Established in 2013, Rainy Frog is a Japanese video game company based near Tokyo publishing console games in Japan and worldwide. In Japan, the company has published more than 100 games across all major platforms and works with Japanese developers to publish their games worldwide. Rainy Frog joined the Forever Entertainment group in April 2022.

About Gudouan

Gudouan is the personal studio of freelance game creator Gudou Taguchi. Taguchi worked as a graphic designer at a game company for 18 years, specializing in 3D motion. He began independent game development while studying programming independently on the side, working on his own games during evenings after coming home from work. He later went freelance in order to focus on game development as the indie game developer Gudouan. Taguchi created everything other than the music in the game himself.

About DICO

Founded in Tokyo in 2011 and now part of the SHIFT Group, DICO works directly with industry leading companies and has participated in more than 1,000 titles during the last 10 years. Always focused on finding the best solutions, DICO is a flexible and proactive partner ready for any kind of challenge. “DICO” means “Developers for International Communication,” and the whole company is committed to provide overall support for world-class entertainment.

For media queries, contact eastasiasoft public relations at press@eastasiasoft.com or via Twitter at @eastasiasoft.

Kwaidan ~Azuma manor story~
Press kit
Fact Sheet
April 2024
Action, Adventure
English, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese
gudouan, DICO, Rainy Frog

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