British publisher PQube and Kadokawa Games announced today a new release window for the mystery visual novel Root Film.
The game will release for PS4 and Nintendo Switch in the first quarter of 2021.
A physical limited edition has also been announced including a 100-page art book featuring environmental scenery art, character illustrations, and more.
If the name rings a bell, Root Film belongs to the same “Kadokawa Mystery Game” series as the previously-released Root Letter.
If you’re unfamiliar with the game, here’s a handy description:
“Set in the Shimane prefecture, Root Film is based around the reboot of a mysteriously cancelled TV series “Shimane Mystery Drama Project”. Take the role of 23-year-old Rintaro Yagumo as his excitement for an amazing casting opportunity is quickly curbed, when a horrible murder interrupts their location scouting process.
Follow him and a cast of memorable characters illustrated by character designer Taro Minaboshi as they are drawn deeper into the thrilling mystery of Root Film.
Root Film blends the masterful storytelling Kadokawa Games is known for with newly built upon interactive features.
Become your own detective
The Intuition mechanic allows players to acquire keywords during in-game conversations. Once activated, Intuition reveals words on screen that are essential to investigations and confrontations.
After collecting enough keywords, you can confront suspects 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.
More than one side to a story…
Experiment with the ‘zapping’ mechanic to reveal the perspective of two characters at the same time. Experiencing events from two different viewpoints is an essential tool to find out the truth about “Shimane Mystery Drama Project”!”
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 latest screenshots, and the previous trailer.