Kadokawa Games President Yoshimi Yasuda has been sharing plenty of new screenshots of the developer’s upcoming mystery visual novel Root Film.
We take another look at the game’s characters and at its location in the Japanese prefecture of Shimane.
As a matter of fact, if you take a look at Yasuda-san’s Twitter account, you’ll find several pictures showcasing the same locations in the real world.
If you’re unfamiliar with the game, here’s a handy description:
Root Film is about a TV series, called “Shimane Mystery Drama Project”, which was canceled 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 Minoboshi as they are drawn deeper into the thrilling mystery of Root Film.
If you’d like to know more, you can check out our most recent interview focused on the game, the latest trailer featuring the theme song, the first hour of gameplay, the previous screenshots, and the previous trailer.
Root Film has been announced for PS4 and Nintendo Switch and will release in Japan on July 30, 2020. The western release will come courtesy of PQube Games but doesn’t have a release date besides a generic “2020.” At the moment, we don’t know if a western version of the demo will be distributed down the line.