The Silver Case and The 25th Ward are Coming to Nintendo Switch

Suda51's The Silver Case and The 25th Ward are getting bundled together for the Nintendo Switch.

The Silver Case and The 25th Ward: The Silver Case from Suda51 and Grasshopper Studios are coming to Nintendo Switch as The Silver Case 2425, NIS America announced during the 2021 New Game+ Expo. The Silver Case 2425 will release July 6 in North America and July 9 in Europe.

Originally released in 1999 and 2005 respectively, both visual novels follow a Kanto detective as they unravel the mysteries behind a series of brutal political killings. In The Silver Case, the Heinous Crimes Unit knows who their target is — in theory. The trouble is they have no idea whether he even exists. 

The 25th Case takes place five years later as a new series of killings begin. The initial murder of a woman in a hotel is just the start of a twisted and "shocking" trail detective Morishima Tokio must follow to find the truth.

The Silver Case is Suda51's first game, marked as much by its distinctive visual design as by the soundtrack from composer Masafumi Takada (Killer7, Danganronpa, No More Heroes).

Digital pre-orders aren't yet available on the Nintendo eShop. However, NIS America has The Silver Case 2425 collector's edition up for pre-order on their website for $89.99. It includes both games, an art book, a soundtrack, and an original comic in a collector's box.


Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Mar. 4th 2021

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