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The 25th Ward: The Silver Case (シルバー事件25区; also known as The Silver Case: Ward 25) is an episodic mobile sequel to The Silver Case. The gameplay resembles the original game, albeit with a mobile phone's limitations and less interactivity due to the smaller screen and less powerful hardware.
The game was originally released only in Japan on i-mode and Yahoo! Keitai mobile phones. During his "Punk's Not Dead" speech at the 2006 Game Developer's Conference, Suda announced that the game would be remade on Nintendo DS for worldwide release, but like The Silver Case's DS release, this was cancelled as Suda desired to remake the games instead.
Later, following the 2016 HD remaster of The Silver Case, Suda expressed a desire to remake Ward 25 as well. Because the mobile phones it was released on eventually became obsolete and no longer supported, nobody had the ability to play it, making it, in Suda's words, a "phantom game". At BitSummit, on May 20th, 2017, Grasshopper announced the remake with a trailer. This version of the game will contain new chapters as well as all of the original ones.
Correctness is the story-point featuring Shiroyabu Mokutaro and Kuroyanagi Sinko(Black Willow) teamed up with Uehara, working at the high-degree violent crime division. Correctness also features Sumio Kodai and Sakura Natsume from the first game.
- 01 new world order
: Shiroyabu Mokutaro, Sakaki and Black Willow investigate a crime scene where a woman named "Kuromizawa" was murdered in her apartment. shocking developments ensue.
- 02 good looking guy
: Shiroyabu Mokutaro and Black willow visit the morgue. A man named "Kamijo" was found dead. It is believed he ingested a key vital to the Kamui case. Kamijo is believed to have committed suicide by poisoning his coffee after reciting an eerie speech about how he wanted to vanish and die while sitting at a cafe.
- 03 boys don't cry
: Shiroyabu is now acting alone ever since being declared missing after events of #02 "Good Looking Guy". He tries to withdraw funds from his account but his card cannot be used. He is being targeted by assassins and ends up running into a tunnel where more adverse conditions await. Black Willow is promoted to work on this case all on her own and uses this to her advantage in pursuit of a certain man.
- 04Transmitter digital man
: Sumio Kodai and Sakura Natsume investigate the death of Kuromizawa himself while facing his own internal demons. Sakura Natsume accompanies him for a short period of time. Shiroyabu Mokutaro has gone missing.
- 05 electride
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Match maker is the story-point featuring Tsuki and Osato.
- "01 underground theater
- "02 quiet cradle
- "03 about nighthawk
- "04 the lunar orbit
- "05 moon over 25
Placebo is the continuation of the story-point of the same name from the first game featuring Tokio Morishima. Morishima will bear witness to the demise of the 25 wards.
- *01 NAGARE(Flow)
- *02 TIGIRI(Contract)
- *03 YOGORE(Filth)
- *04 SIZUKU(Drop)
- *05 MISOGI(Cleansing Ritual)
(-Shiroyabu makes an appearance in this chapter.)
- i-mode digital version – October 3, 2005 (EZWeb)
- Yahoo! Keitai digital version – January 18, 2006 (Liveware)
- Japanese – シルバー事件25区 (Shirubā Jiken 25 Ku), literally "Silver Incident 25 Ward."
- Official website (Website down. Liveware's website went down after the fall of paid/service mobile phones. Liveware was chosen as the main delivery source for this game after the contract between Genki mobile and Grasshopper came to an end.)