is a console role-playing game
developed and produced by Square Enix
for the Nintendo DS
handheld game console. The game was first announced in the Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu
, and was developed by the team behind Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII
The game is played using the Nintendo DS system's "book" orientation (similar to Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day!
, Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword
, and others). Solving one chapter’s case changes the past which leads to a new murder. The characters who appear are about the same, but the plot outline and puzzle are totally different.
The story revolves around (voiced by Daisuke Ono
), a high school student and "sound user" whose family guards a huge clock sealing off the demon . One day, his past is rewritten, causing chaos in his present. He then works with his friend (voiced by Aya Hirano
) to solve an increasingly complex string of murder cases and return his life to normal.
was first revealed as one of the trademarks registered by Square Enix. The producer will be Yoshinori Kitase
and the game will be directed by Hiroki Chiba
, respectively the co-director and co-event planner of Chrono Trigger
. The game will feature character designs by Yusaku Nakaaki.
The game's soundtrack was composed by Masashi Hamauzu
, who has previously also provided music for Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII
. The theme song "Harmonia vita
" was performed by Aya Hirano.