Project Hacker: Kakusei
|Project Hacker: Kakusei|
|Genre(s)||Point and click adventure game|
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. The name was changed to Project Hacker in early 2006. 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.
Project Hacker: Kakusei sold 37,000 copies in its launch week.
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