Root Film coming west in March, gameplay trailer
PQube and Kadokawa Games have set a release date for Root Film in the west. The mystery adventure title will launch in North America and Europe on March 19, the two sides announced today.
A new trailer for Root Film was also shared today. We have that below, along with an overview of the game.
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.
– Max Mode – 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”!
Root Film will be available both physically and digitally on Switch.