Scar of the Doll visual novel getting a Switch remake
A pioneer for the genre
Publisher Mista Stories and developer Mamekujira have announced a Switch remake of Scar of the Doll, a suspense visual novel originally released in 1998. Scar of the Doll is set to release sometime in Summer 2022 in Japan.
This remake will feature a remastered version of Hiroyuki Oshima’s “Tobu Yume o Mienai” as the main theme, along with remastered versions of the original background music. There will also be major additions to the latter half of the story, including a scenario told from the perspective of a sub-character; updated graphics, including characters and stills; and the option to turn on or off the game’s horror elements.
You can read an official story synopsis for Scar of the Doll below.
December. The last few days of the year in Tokyo. Asumi Kamijou, who has come to the city on her own, is the protagonist of this story.
The story rapidly unfolds over the seven days between December 18 and 24.
Asumi had lost all contact with her older sister, who is attending graduate school in Tokyo. Concerned, she visits Tokyo to ensure her sister is safe.
However, there was no trace of her sister at her laboratory, nor at the apartment where she should be living. At a loss, Asumi wonders what happened to her sister…
Asumi is determined to track down her sister. But she has no way of knowing the horrors she is about to face.
As a psycho horror that combines both intense drama and dread, Scar of the Doll is highly acclaimed in various circles. It draws the player in with an authentic scenario that has been featured in mystery magazines, expressive characters, and sounds that enhance the production.