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New Root Film Screenshots Show Cute Girls and Gruesome Murder

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New Root Film Screenshots Show Cute Girls and Gruesome Murder

With its mysterious story and charming art by Taro Minoboshi, Root Letter was a game of contrasts. Its successor Root Film isn’t going to be any different. 

With its mysterious story and charming art by Taro Minoboshi, Root Letter was a game of contrasts. Its successor Root Film isn’t going to be any different.

Kadokawa President Yoshimi Yasuda has been sharing new images on his Twitter account (source 1, 2, 3, 4), and they’re a pretty good example of what we can expect.

We get to see peaceful scenes on the beach and during gravure photoshoots in which Minoboshi-sensei’s artwork (that has been made popular by love simulators like Love+) shines, and a gruesome murder scene in which a corpse has been burned.

As Yasuda-san himself mentioned when we interviewed him last year, this game is going to go down a darker path compared to Root Letter.

“This time the game will be more mysterious. There may also be more murders. It’s going to be darker and more of a hardcore mystery story.”

You can check out the images below.

If you’d like to know more, you can check out our most recent interview focused on the game.

Root Film will launch in Japan on April 23, 2020, for PS4 and Nintendo Switch.

The western release will come courtesy of PQube Games but doesn’t have a release date besides a generic “2020.”

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