Replica Makes an Unexpected Phone Call Today on Nintendo Switch
Debut Title in Award-Winning Trilogy Surprise Drops During Indie Live Expo II
TOKYO – 10 Nov. 2020 – Replica, the award-winning political Orwellian pixel adventure from developer SOMI and publisher PLAYISM, begins its investigation today with a surprise release on the Nintendo Switch, as revealed during Indie Live Expo II.
Replica brings the award-winning “Guilt” trilogy to the Nintendo Switch for the first time with a new interface for controllers and improved translations. The debut title in SOMI’s trilogy, Replica has seized more than 20 awards to date including the 2016 IndieCade Impact Award, an Honorable Mention for Excellence in Design at the 2017 Independent Games Festival, Grand Prix Winner at Taipei Game Show 2017, among many more.
Peer into strangers’ private lives via the cell phone of a suspected terrorist. A tightly and controlling Homeland Security of a dystopian government restrains the wielder of a mysterious cell phone to an unknown location. Under coercion by this totalitarian authority, snoop into this device to find and report evidence of its owner’s involvement in terrorist activities.
Uncover the hints contained on this cell phone, such as text messages, phone calls, and social media posts to figure out the owner’s true activities and unlock more than 10 different endings. Each choice impacts the fates of the original phone owner, everyone with whom they are involved, and even yourself.
“The insane experience of peeping into someone’s private life through a cell phone will likely hit a little harder and personally in the West right now,” said SOMI. “We are all aware of the concept of a dystopian future, but it is something we have never experienced. Find out how you would feel and act when put on the spot in Replica.”
Replica is now available on the Nintendo eShop for $4.99 with support for English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Polish, Russian, Turkish and Brazilian Portuguese language text.
A one-person studio based out of Busan, South Korea, SOMI uses video games to make unique works of art to express the thoughts and stories of its founder to the world. Since 2014, SOMI created Rabbit Hole 3D and RETSNOM before starting the “Guilt” trilogy consisting of Replica, Legal Dungeon, and The Wake. The series achieved critical acclaim along with more than 20 awards and recognitions, including from IndieCade, Independent Games Festival (IGF), PAX, BitSummit, Taipei Games Show, Gamescom’s Indie Arena Booth, and more.
Known for bringing popular indie games from Japan, including Touhou Luna Nights, Fight Crab, La-Mulana 2, Bright Memory, and DEEEER Simulator, PLAYISM was created with the global indie community in mind. The company focuses on helping developers every step of the way, from localization to distribution of their games.