Root Film Getting Demo for PS4 and Nintendo Switch in Japan

Kadokawa Games announced the release of a demo for its upcoming mystery visual novel Root Film, coming between tomorrow and next week to PS4 and Switch.

Root Film

Today Kadokawa Games announced the release of a demo for its upcoming mystery visual novel Root Film.

The demo will launch tomorrow (July 4) for PS4 and on Thursday, July 9, for Nintendo Switch. As far as we know, it’ll be exclusively in Japanese.

The demo includes the first chapter of the story of hero Rintaro Yagumo. It starts with a prologue and continues until he unveils a certain mystery triggered by the request for a TV series production.

On top of that, it provides a glimpse of some of the mechanics included in the game including the gathering of keywords to be used in conversations and MAX Mode to engage in a battle of wits against a character.

It’s worth mentioning that save games from the demo cannot be transferred to the finished game.

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 songfirst hour of gameplaythe latest  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.

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Proud weeb hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long-standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality), MMORPGs, and visual novels are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans on Earth of the flight simulator genre.