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Root Film

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.

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:

Root Film trailer #3

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Kadokawa Games has prepared a third trailer for Root Film, an upcoming mystery visual novel for Switch. We’ve included the video below.

Root Film will be available for Switch in Japan on July 30. PQube will publish the title overseas at a later date.

Root Film trailer #2

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Kadokawa Games has issued a second trailer for Root Film, its upcoming mystery visual novel for Switch. We have the video below.

Root Film launches for Switch in Japan on July 30. PQube will be bringing the game west at a later date.

The mystery adventure game Root Film was originally on track for April 23 in Japan. That release date will no longer be met, with Kadokawa Games announcing a new July 30 launch. Director Hifumi Kono was granted extra time to improve the project’s quality.

PQube has already picked up Root Film for localization. However, a release window has not yet been determined for the west.

Kadokawa Games announced today that their upcoming adventure game Root Film, the follow-up to Root Letter, will launch on April 23, 2020 in Japan. A Western release of the title was previously confirmed, but we don’t have a concrete release date for the West yet.

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Kadokawa Games’ mystery visual novel Root Film is heading to the Switch next year. Today, the developer provided some details for two of the game’s characters (credit goes to Gematsu for the translation):

Shouko Manabe (voiced by Noriko Hidaka)

Riho’s manager, who got her work as the lead role in a drama. Shouko travels around Shimane Prefecture with Riho on the hunt for shooting locations.