DecaPolice: Trailer, platforms, gameplay & more

Tyler Constable
A screenshot from the DecaPolice trailer.

DecaPolice is a brand-new RPG from Ni No Kuni developers Level-5. Here’s everything we know about the game so far, including its official trailer, platforms, and gameplay details.

Iconic Japanese studio Level-5, the developers behind the popular Professor Layton and Ni No Kuni games, have been quiet in recent years but the latest Nintendo Direct has finally confirmed their comeback with multiple reveals including the intriguing new IP DecaPolice.

Described as a ‘crime suspense’ RPG, DecaPolice appears to be a fast-paced adventure where players take on the role of detectives in a vibrant virtual world.

Here’s everything we know about the upcoming game so far, including its official trailer and gameplay details.


Is there a DecaPolice release date?

There is currently no confirmed release date for DecaPolice, although the Nintendo Direct reveal did confirm a 2023 release window so we can expect it to arrive sometime this year.

As soon as an official release date is announced we’ll be sure to update this page.

DecaPolice trailer & platforms

The reveal trailer for DecaPolice debuted at the latest Nintendo Direct and gave Level-5 fans a taste of the game’s colorful anime-inspired visuals and crime-solving premise. The trailer shows a group of characters who enter Decasim – a virtual recreation of reality – to undergo their detective training.

The game is confirmed to be coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4, and PS5 platforms.

You can check out the full trailer below:

On March 9, 2023, developer Level-5 released two more trailers for DecaPolice during its Level-5 Vision event. The first trailer was a 3-minute teaser that gave some background for the game’s story and world.

The teaser introduces the city where the game takes place: Broadstone. It is described as “a city of dreams and opportunities.” However, behind its sheen lies the city is a hotbed for crime where “the underworld runs rampant.”

The trailer introduces us to our main protagonist who is a rookie detective named Harvard Marks. He gets assigned to the Broadstone Police Center’s Special Investigations Unit and uses the special training simulator Decasim to hone his skills as a detective.

We are also introduced to Harvard Marks’ partners in the SIU, in the form of Carl Oxford, Zhang Tsinghua, Manimani Manoa, and Mikey Princeton. Each character will apparently have unique abilities that will help them solve various cases throughout the game.

The next trailer focuses on the DecaPolice’s gameplay, which gives a much clearer idea of how the exploration and turn-based combat.

Gameplay details

An official screenshot from the DecaPolice trailer showing gameplay footage.
It looks like combat is a big part of DecaPolice’s core gameplay.

According to the newly released gameplay trailer, the overall gameplay is split into two main sections. In the investigation section, players will navigate the virtual Decasim in the third person as they take part in investigations by analyzing crime scenes and collecting evidence.

Once players have pieced together the mystery of a case and cornered a criminal, the game will shift into its turn-based JRPG phase called Tactical Operations. Here, turn-based battles will play out where Harvard Marks and his partners will fight and apprehend the criminal responsible.

Like any good JRPG, players will need to use a variety of different skills at their disposal to defeat criminals in battle to fully capture them.

That’s everything we know about DecaPolice so far, we’ll be sure to update this page as soon as more information is released. In the meantime, check out more of our release hubs below:

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