Paradise Hotel 51

Where Gaming Dies

Twilight Syndrome: Truth Files

Release Date: September 21st, 1996
Page count: 81
ISBN: 978-4063292671

The town of Hinashiro has been drowned under the wave of urbanization. The new world left in its wake has abandoned the superstitions of ages past in favor of the material and the rational. However, an unfamiliar kind of madness is brewing within the cement walls of its apartment complexes, muffled by the loud music of its night clubs. This new society, where people can be exchanged and replaced like commodities, is the one where Mika Kishi and Ryo Kazan are walking along by themselves, in parallel lines, seemingly going nowhere. Hidden from sight, a white-haired boy is laughing at them. Above them, the moon observes them silently.

Similarly to the Official Guidebook, the Truth Files include a short introduction explaining the game’s controls, a full walkthrough for each of the thirteen scenarios present across both games comprehensive of story summaries, maps and branching paths, and a segment dedicated to secrets and collectibles.
More interestingly, the books include three columns by Kikozu Ikeda, Japanese singer and occult aficionado, in which he recounts real-life paranormal phenomena similar to those presented in Twilight Syndrome.
A videogame based on his research, titled Reikoku – Kizoku Ikeda’s Psychics Laboratory, was released in October 2000, a year after his death.