PQube announced they will be publishing the Kadokawa Games adventure visual novel, Root Film, in the west on PlayStation and Nintendo Switch.
Root Film is about a TV series, called “Shimane Mystery Drama Project”, which had been canceled 10 years before the events of the game. Three teams are put together in hopes to reboot the project, but things are brought to a standstill when 23-year-old Rintar Yagumo and his coworkers are disrupted by a murder that takes place.
Now, he and the cast of character will be pulled deeper in the mystery as they learn more about the events and the truth of Root Film.
Gameplay in the Root Film has a mix between a visual novel and adventure elements. Players will be able to use their intuition to pick out keywords during conversation and pry further into other’s statements. There is a feature known as Max Mode when the player confronts other characters to resolve a mystery. This has the interface of a fighting-game as they use the evidence collected to rebut the lies of those they are accusing.
During the game, players will be able to solve puzzles that reveal the perspective of two characters at the same time. This allows players to experience the events from two different viewpoints and is essential to learning more about the “Shimane Mystery Drama Project.”
Additionally, the publisher released new screenshots and the first trailer for the game to give fans a preview of the game’s systems and characters.
You can watch the trailer below:
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