I honestly have no idea what a “sci-fi social deduction RPG” is, but I can tell you that one is coming, Developed by Petit Depott and published by PLAYISM, Gnosia is heading to Nintendo Switch on March 4, 2021. This game has received spectacular reviews in Japan since being first released exclusively back in 2019 on the PS Vita.
Gnosia is a thrilling and unique single-player social deduction game combined with visual novel, RPG, and mystery elements. Set on a drifting spaceship, the player faces a mysterious and deadly threat known as the “Gnosia”. Each night on the spaceship someone is put into cold sleep in an effort to eliminate the Gnosia. Players must use their best judgment while choosing between 30 different commands to figure out which crew member – or crew members – could be Gnosia in disguise.
Gameplay consists of mostly visual novel-like commands, featuring a unique art style. Each round – or “Loop” – brings new characters, dialogues, and scenes, allowing the player to build 6 traits (sense, charisma, logic, charm, stealth, and performance). As the player meets new characters, new skills are learned and carried over to subsequent game loops. The real Gnosia changes in every playthrough, and as an exciting twist, sometimes the player will find themselves cast as the Gnosia.
- Repeatedly play through loops of up to 15 minutes long, triggering special events to unravel plot mysteries in its particularly galactic narrative
- Engage with interesting and eclectic characters with unique personalities, experience randomly triggered events that are unique to each person and develop strong relationships
- Players can customize their game to add up to 14 additional characters to make the game more intense
- Beautiful and unique art style, featuring 2D illustrations of anime-type characters