Detective puzzler Murder By Numbers sleuthing its way onto Switch on March 5 and PC on March 6

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    Press Release


    LONDON – February 7th, 2020

    Crop Tops and Corpses: Murder by Numbers takes you on a mystery-laden 90s trip

    – Sleuthing its way onto Switch on March 5 and PC on March 6, 2020 –

    Pigeon wooers and independent developer Mediatonic and beloved indie publisher The Irregular Corporation are proud to announce that their weird and wonderful detective puzzler Murder by Numbers will be launching in Japan and the West on Switch on March 5 and Steam on March 6. 

    A series of strange murders? Extreme levels of sass? Cargo pants and chunky highlights? Ed Fear (Hatoful Boyfriend, Swords of Ditto, Heavenstrike) has sharpened his pen to ensure they’re all included in this ultimate “whodunnit”! You can check out the paisley blazers and the pop tunes in this trailer:


    Los Angeles, 1996. Things are finally taking off for TV detective Honor Mizrahi as her show starts to pull in sky-high ratings, but behind all the glitz and the glamour are several peculiar deaths – and Honor’s now found herself as the real-life prime suspect. Join Honor and SCOUT – Murder by Number’s resident emoji-robot genius – in interrogating a cast of quirky characters, solving pixel puzzles and gathering clues across a range of glamorous venues. It’ll be up to you to get to the bottom of this bizarre conspiracy… with some serious 90s flair! 

    Decode the mystery brought to life by zany characters designed by Hato Moa, the creative legend behind Hatoful Boyfriend. Travel back to the 90s with music composed by Masakazu Sugimori (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney,  and Ghost Trick).

    Murder by Numbers will be available on Steam and Switch for €12.49. It will be available for pre-order on Nintendo Switch beginning February 20 at a 10% discount, and to celebrate the release of the game it will also be discounted 10% for the first week of release from March 5-11. The Steam version will have a 10% discount for its launch week from March 6-12. 

    You can find more information on the website here.

    Nintendo Switch is a trademark of Nintendo.


    About The Irregular Corporation
    Publishers of international games and sister company to developer Mediatonic. We have seen huge success in recent years through partnering with indie studios. Most recently, we have focused our portfolio on the Simulation/Management/Strategy/Tycoon genres, with titles such as the extremely popular PC Building Simulator Simulator and the upcoming titles Good Company, Balsa and Deadstick – Bush Flight Simulator, with more to come.

    About Mediatonic
    Mediatonic is one of the UK’s largest independent developers with over 220 devs across London, Brighton and Madrid. Whether we’re making top-grossing mobile apps, barn-stormingly original multiplayer games, or deliciously crafted narrative adventures, every title we design shares our ambition to entertain millions of people around the world, in games that run for years.


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