Qureate Announce “Livestream: Escape from Hotel Izanami” for Nintendo Switch Release in April 2021

Qureate, the Japanese developer-come-publisher who have recently been releasing the Fantasy Sextet Tavern visual novel series onto the Nintendo Switch, have today announced their latest game project for the Nintendo Switch; and it’s known as Livestream: Escape from Hotel Izanami.

Scheduled for a worldwide digital release via the Nintendo eShop on 15th April 2021 Livestream: Escape from Hotel Izanami is a side-scrolling mystery visual novel experience that blends Qureate’s traditional visual novel storytelling with puzzle and side-scrolling gameplay. In this particular experience Livestream: Escape from Hotel Izanami will follow the story of three female streamers visit the famously haunted resort, Hotel Izanami, in order to create video content, but in doing so trigger mysterious events inside the facility including a mascot character that tries to kill them. From here the players must uncover the mysteries surrounding the resort and find a way to escape the horrors that chase them.

Online streamers Mio Ikoma, Nana Sakurai and Azusa Shiraishi travel to the locally famous haunted resort, the Hotel Izanami, at Nana’s request to shoot a video there. It would be a film shoot at an average haunted location with no particular legend attached. To finish shooting without a hitch and get an end result that was vaguely horror-esque…was all they wanted.

During filming, Mio gets separated from the group, and suddenly gets attacked by a mascot costume that has come to life. From that point on, the trapped girls are at the mercy of numerous horrors throughout the hotel. Why is a mascot trying to harm them, and why have they been shut in to the hotel with no escape? Can the three girls escape from the hotel with their lives?

While exploring the inside of an abandoned hotel, a mascot swinging a bloody hatchet suddenly appears and starts chasing after the three streamers!
When you encounter the mascot, run away quickly, hide yourself, and escape from its pursuit. One hit from the mascot’s hatchet will lead to instant death (game over).

While exploring the hotel ruins, you will come across various items and hints. Search every nook and cranny of the rooms to get items and hints that will help you survive! Some items will greatly change the fates of the girls…

To escape from the abandoned leisure hotel, you will have to solve many puzzles. Use the items you pick up, and hints as clues to solve them!

Livestream: Escape from Hotel Izanami will be release digitally worldwide on the 15th April 2021 for $19.99 on the Nintendo Switch via the Nintendo eShop and will feature Japanese audio with English text localisation. Further details relating to Livestream: Escape from Hotel Izanami can also be found on the official website, which is also available to view in English.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has produced content for ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

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