Nippon Ichi Software announced Jinrui no Minasama e, a new “Survival Adventure” game coming on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.
Following a small teaser which lasted for a few days, showing an illustration of sprouting grass, Nippon Ichi Software and Acquire revealed a brand new game: Jinrui no Minasama e. The announcement was made through Famitsu.
Jinrui no Minasama e, which can be translated to “For All of Mankind” will be releasing for PlayStation 4 and Switch in Japan. Jinrui no Minasama e seems to be featuring five young girls, as they try to survive in a post-apocalyptic city covered with vegetation.
Nippon Ichi Software describes Jinrui no Minasama e as a “survival adventure” game. The appellation “adventure” suggests Jinrui no Minasama e will be a similar experience to a visual novel, with a heavy focus on story and characters rather than action-packed gameplay.
Famitsu published its usual small sized preview screenshots for the game:
Judging from the first screenshots, it seems the game will let players control one of the girls and freely explore the devastated city in 3D. It seems like the game is organized in days, with a limited number of hours being available for exploration each day. The timer at the top left indicates “12 hours left”. The button shortcuts also include a “Display your next destination/objective” function. A map function is available as well.
This second screenshot seems to be a report from a character who was sent fishing by the player. It seems players will be able to ask the characters to perform various tasks, like gathering food, to help with the girls’ survival.
The third and final preview screenshot revealed by Famitsu shows two girls chatting. Like with most Japanese games, Jinrui no Minasama e will have its important story events pictured with CG Illustrations.
For now, the game makes me think of the Lost in Blue series but we don’t really know much. Keep in mind nearly nothing was revealed about Jinrui no Minasama e’s story and gameplay for now, and that most of the remarks in this article are speculation made from the first screenshots.
Jinrui no Minasama e is the third game for PS4 and Switch announced by Nippon Ichi Software these past few months, following Destiny Connect and Satsujin Tantei Jack the Ripper. None of the games have been announced in the west for now.
More information on Jinrui no Minasama e will be available after Famitsu releases on Thursday midnight JST. This article will be updated then, so stay tuned.