Qureate’s latest anime inspired visual novel game Livestream: Escape from Hotel Izanami is coming to the Nintendo Switch on April 15th. The game looks to be a mix of visual novel, side scrolling survival game, and puzzler.
Online streamers Mio Ikoma, Nana Sakurai and Azusa Shiraishi travel to the locally famous haunted resort, the Hotel Izanami, at Nana’s request to shoot a video there. It would be a film shoot at an average haunted location with no particular legend attached. To finish shooting without a hitch and get an end result that was vaguely horror-esque…was all they wanted.
During filming, Mio gets separated from the group, and suddenly gets attacked by a mascot costume that has come to life.
From that point on, the trapped girls are at the mercy of numerous horrors throughout the hotel.
Why is a mascot trying to harm them, and why have they been shut in to the hotel with no escape? Can the three girls escape from the hotel with their lives?
From the look of the trailer the game seems to feature Emote (Emotional Motion Technologies) which creates animated characters instead of static ones during story sequences. They really bring the games to life.
Livestream: Escape from Hotel Izanami launches for Nintendo Switch on April 15th.