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Time-traveling detective game 'D4' hits PC on June 5th


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D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die is a wonderfully strange detective game with a twist: There's a bullet lodged in your skull that allows you to touch certain objects and travel back in their timelines, to places and events pivotal to their existence. As a hardened Boston investigator, you're searching for the people who brutally killed your wife a few years ago, and along the way you run into a foul, potentially supernatural criminal organization. When D4 launched in 2014, it was exclusive to Xbox One and was a surprisingly successful Kinect game, using voice and motion controls in fun and immersive ways. Now, it's heading to PC on June 5th, priced at $15 on Steam, GOG, Playism and the Humble Store.

D4 creator Hidetaka Suehiro, who goes by "Swery," announced the PC version back in April, but provided few details at the time. Now, we know that D4 will hit PC with a lineup of changes, including all Xbox DLC, the option to play at 60FPS, and no more motion and voice controls. See the full change list below, provided by developer Access Games, and prepare yourself for mind-melting wackiness.

Kinect control functionality has been removed. Instead, the entire game can be played using only the mouse.
  ・Hand Cursor movement/selecting
  ・Grab controls
  ・Push controls
  ・Direction changes
  ・Posture changes

Kinect gesture input controls have been removed and replaced with mouse commands.
  ・There are new commands to do daily life activities like drinking tequila and
   opening fortune cookies.
  ・Special actions like activating Dive and Vision have been changed to new commands.
  ・Gesture inputs during cutscenes have been changed to new commands.

Synchronous Kinect inputs have been changed to new mouse commands.
  ・Actions like wiping the windows and fixing the switchboard have been customized for
   mouse controls.
・Other features like changing posture can now be done with the mouse.

All Kinect Commands during Synchro Stunts (QTEs) have been removed. Instead,
the QTEs can be played entirely using mouse controls.
  ・Actions like waving both arms and swiping repeatedly have been changed into
   new swipe methods and commands.
  ・Gesture commands like swinging the bat have been changed into new commands.
  ・Actions like screaming into the microphone have been changed into new commands.

All Xbox One DLC is now in-game content.
  ・Collaboration costumes can now be acquired within the game.
  ・Beard DLC can now be acquired within the game.
  ・The parameters of various outfits have been altered.
  ・"Today's Free Outfit," a new section of Amanda's Shop, has been added.

Along with the above changes, the user interface has also been redone.
  ・Changes have been made to the affected areas in order to fit the mouse controls.

All voice controls have been removed.
  ・Voice input during Synchro Stunts (QTEs)
  ・Voice selection during conversation
  ・Selection during cutscenes
  ・Shortcuts in the closet and shop
  ・Shortcuts in the menu

Synchro Stunt (QTE) grading has been revised.

Item parameters and locations have been revised.

Options unique to the PC version have been added.
  ・Resolution Settings
  ・Window / Full Screen Settings
  ・Vsync ON / OFF
  ・Dynamic Shadows ON / OFF
  ・Subtitle Language Settings(EFIGSPJ supported)

The game now runs at 60fps.
  *Only capable when using the recommended settings.

Load times have been shortened.

Previously discovered bugs have been fixed.

Content unique to the Xbox ONE version has been removed.
  ・MELD compatibility

Unique content has been added to the Steam version.
  ・Steam Achievements
  ・Trading Cards
  ・Profile Backgrounds
  ・Cloud Saving

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