Nostalgic Train, a mystery game set in the rural Japanese countryside, will release on the PlayStation 5 and PS4 on 25th November, after attracting interest on Steam and Nintendo Switch. Described as a walking simulator, the release includes two modes: the story and a “free roam” option where you can explore the meticulously rendered town of Natsugiri at your own pace.
“The game attracted a great deal of attention on Steam through the Japanese indie game creator Tatamibeya in June 2018 for the quality of its beautifully recreated CGs of the nostalgic Japanese countryside,” the press release reads. “It was recommended by the 22nd Japan Media Arts Screening Committee of the Agency for Cultural Affairs.”
There are shades of Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture to this, so if you liked that game then you’ll probably find a similar appeal here. Is this something you’re interested in trying?