Project Hacker: Kakusei

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Project Hacker: Kakusei
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Developer(s) Red Entertainment
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Nintendo DS
  • JP: July 13, 2006
Genre(s) Point and click adventure game
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

Project Hacker: Kakusei (プロジェクトハッカー 覚醒?, "Project Hacker: Awakening") is a point and click adventure game developed by Red Entertainment for the Nintendo DS. In Project Hacker: Kakusei, the player takes control of a hacker named Satoru. Both Satoru and detective partner Rina are employed by the internet crime-fighting GIS.


The game features hacker-themed puzzles where the stylus is used for, among other tasks, program repair and password cracking. Project Hacker plays like a first person point and click adventure game outside of these puzzles, similar to the Ace Attorney series (also known as the Phoenix Wright series).


Project Hacker: Kakusei was developed by Red Entertainment with involvement by publisher Nintendo. The game was initially announced under the title Detect Hacker at the 2005 DS Conference in Japan.[1] The name was changed to Project Hacker in early 2006.[2] In July 2006, one year after the game's Japanese launch, Nintendo of America filed copyrights for North American packaging and an instruction booklet for Project Hacker: Awakening, the English-translated title of the game. However, this localization never made it to release.[3]


Project Hacker: Kakusei sold 37,000 copies in its launch week.[4]


  1. ^ Gibson, Ellie (October 6, 2005). "New DS titles announced". Eurogamer. Gamer Network. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 
  2. ^ Gantayat, Anoop (April 17, 2006). "Project Hacker Update". IGN. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 
  3. ^ Spencer (March 29, 2010). "Nintendo Thought About Releasing Project Hacker: Awakening In The US". Siliconera. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 
  4. ^ Jenkins, David (July 21, 2006). "Konami's Power Pro Hits Home Run In Japanese Charts". Gamasutra. UBM plc. Retrieved August 25, 2009. 

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