The game "Shiin", known as Death Mark in the Western countries, is A Japanese horror-adventure game centered around the urban rumour in Tokyo’s “H” district that those who will receive a death mark will die. Various cases around Tokyo of persons receiving such a death mark and suddenly dying is spreading amongst the people of the complete city of Tokyo in rapid fashion. The protagonist of the game, a middle-aged man with memory loss, is one of the unfortunate recipients of such a death mark. Like many people before him who received a similar death mark is welcomed to a mysterious villa, called "Kujou Mansion". Upon arrival a creepy doll-like entity offers him the solution to take care of the problem, but only if he can find the reason why he has a mark. The player has to travel with a partner who also has a death mark and must resolve their problems together before time runs out and the death mark claims another victim.