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System: Switch
Release date: March 19, 2021
Developer: Kadokawa Games
Publisher: PQube

There aren’t many games out there that attempt to use the world of filmmaking and video production as a narrative backdrop. As someone who has spent his whole career working in said industry, I was excited to see Root Film – the latest visual novel from the up-and-coming Kadokawa Games, who also released Root Letter in 2016 – attempt to explore what I had hoped would be a unique spin on the murder-mystery genre. While the title attempts to craft an interesting narrative progression for this type of game, the game ultimately failed to hook me on its premise.

PQube and Kadokawa Games have shared a launch trailer for Root Film, Switch’s thrilling adventure game with visual novel elements. View it below.

Root Film arrives today on Switch both physically and digitally.

Root Film footage

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Root Film, a thrilling adventure game with visual novel elements, is about to make its western debut following its original launch in Japan. Get a look at some footage below.

Root Film releases for Switch on March 19.

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.

Through a partnership with Kadokawa Games, NIS America was able to bring Rodea the Sky Soldier to the west. Now, however, your opportunity to buy the game digitally is about to be over. NIS America has announced that Rodea the Sky Soldier will be removed from the North American and European Wii U / 3DS eShops on September 30.

Rodea the Sky Soldier will still live on through its physical release. Prices for the Wii U and 3DS versions are relatively cheap right now.


In celebration of today’s western release on Switch, NIS America has readied a new launch trailer for RPG Maker MV. Check it out below.

RPG Maker MV is available both physically and digitally for Switch. In case you missed it, read our review here.

System: Switch
Release date: September 8, 2020
Developer: Kadokawa
Publisher: NIS America

When RPG Maker Fes came out on 3DS years ago and I had the pleasure of reviewing it, I spent countless hours creating short titles as I learned the basics of game development in an intuitive fashion. Being able to not only create, but share your work with others while having a seemingly endless supply of content made it a consistently great time for those that wanted to play simple experiences on-the-go. Even better, despite its name, RPG Maker lends itself nicely other sorts of genres as well. RPG Maker MV on Switch now sees the application migrate to Nintendo’s newest platform. Despite having one less screen, the system lends itself well as a creative canvas to see video game ideas come to life with a retro aesthetic.

It’ll be a few more days until RPG Maker MV arrives on Switch in the west, but we have footage of the English build now. Check out the gameplay below.

RPG Maker MV is due out for Switch on September 8.

PQube and Kadokawa Games today announced that the adventure game Root Film will be released in the west in Q1 2021. A Funstock-exclusive limited edition is planned, which includes an exclusive 100 page art book featuring a curated blend of environmental scenery, detailed character illustrations and more. Pre-orders are open here.

We have the following overview for Root Film:

Coming to Switch on September 10th in Japan, Metal Max Xeno: Reborn has suffered a couple delays, but today it seems we are receiving a large trove of information courtesy of Gematsu. Take a look at introductions to new characters, as well as a look at some of the systems in the game, and last  — but certainly not least, a bit of detail surrounding the game’s voice acting. Info and photos after the break: