Arc System Works has announced that it will be releasing new instalments in the Jake Hunter adventure series – known in Japan as Tantei Jingūji Saburō.
Data East kicked off the series back in 1987 on the Famicom Disk System, but it didn’t make its western debut until more than 20 years later, with Jake Hunter: Detective Chronicles (2008) and Jake Hunter Detective Story: Memories of the Past (2009) on the Nintendo DS, both published by Aksys Games.
Arc System Works has collaborated with IP owner WorkJam on several other DS and 3DS sequels, but the company has now purchased the rights to the franchise from WorkJam owner Expris, along with Theresia, Nazo no Jikenbo and Koneko no Ie. It is also remaking some of the previous mobile phone adventures in a new smartphone series.
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