Kadokawa Games revealed Root Film just two days ago, but it’s already time for the announcement of the western localization.
The North American and European release was announced today by British publisher PQube, which is appropriate considering that they localized and published the game’s predecessor, Root Letter: Last Answer.
The game will come to the west for PS4 and Nintendo Switch, which are the same platforms it’s releasing on in Japan.
At the moment, there is no release window for the west, while we already know that the game is coming to Japan next spring.
You can check out the trailer below.
Below you can read an official description directly from the press release, alomgside information on the game’s features.
Root Film is about a TV series, called “Shimane Mystery Drama Project”, which was cancelled for an unknown reason 10 years ago. To reboot the project, three teams consisting of a director and an actress have been cast, including 23 year old Rintaro Yagumo, the main character of the game.
His excitement about this amazing opportunity is quickly curbed, when a horrible murder interrupts their location scouting process. Follow him and a cast of unique and memorable characters by character designer Taro Minaboshi as they are drawn deeper into the thrilling mystery of Root Film.
The gameplay of Root Film will be a mix of the masterful storytelling Kadokawa Games is known for, as well as a multitude of interactive elements, including:
The Intuition mechanic allows players to acquire keywords during conversations. Once activated, Intuition reveals words on screen that will be essential to investigations and confrontations.
After collecting enough keywords, you can confront other characters in Max Mode to resolve a mystery. In this fighting-game like face-off, it is essential that enough evidence has been collected beforehand to choose the correct conversation options from a selection screen.
The Zapping system is a puzzle solving mechanic that reveals the perspective of two characters at the same time. Experiencing events from two different viewpoints will be an exciting and essential tool to find out the truth about “Shimane Mystery Drama Project”!
If you want to see more about Root Film, you can check out the first screenshots and art revealed on Saturday.