Root Film for PS4 and Nintendo Switch Reveals First Hour of Gameplay

Today Kadokawa Games revealed the first extensive look at gameplay of the upcoming visual novel Root Film for PS4 and Nintendo Switch.

Root Film

Today Kadokawa Games revealed the first extensive look at the gameplay of the upcoming visual novel Root Film.

The video showcases the first hour of the game on PS4, giving us a good chance to take a look at the beginning of the story and the gorgeous character design by Taro Minoboshi.

You can check it out below.

If you’re unfamiliar with the game, it’s the follow-up to Root Letter. 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 and the latest screenshots.

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.”

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Giuseppe Nelva

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.