DRAMAtical Murder is set in a world that’s a new spin on a classic cyberpunk trope — a world of class inequality where some people scrabble to survive while others exist in luxury.
The island of Midorijima is dominated by Platinum Jail, a technologically cutting-edge megaresort divided into sections reflecting different user experiences: a decadent take on classical Japan, a hyper-new cyber world, a dark and gritty labyrinth of alleyways, or a serene landscape of fountains and skyscrapers. The choices the player makes throughout DRAMAtical Murder determine which of these sections Aoba, the protagonist, gets the chance to explore.
The different settings are much more than just aesthetic backgrounds, though — they set the tone for each of the routes, allowing the player to explore different facets of what makes Platinum Jail seem so appealing, and uncover some of the insidious secrets hiding beneath the polished gleam.
It isn’t until near the end of the game, when Aoba has visited all the different parts of Platinum Jail and finally breaches the true heart of it, that the full scope of this beautiful, terrible cyberpunk world begins to become visible.
DRAMAtical Murder is defined by so much more than its romantic elements — it’s a true work of narrative art, with all the twists and reveals of the top tier of the visual novel medium. Preorder your copy today and experience it for yourself.