Square Enix Developed ‘The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story’ Shares Tense Story & Gameplay Trailer

Square Enix has shared the story and gameplay trailer for their upcoming mystery adventure, The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story. This intriguing and thought-provoking narrative experience has players solve murder mysteries that occurred in 1922, 1972, and 2022, with certain threads connecting them all. The gameplay is visually stunning, with presentative deduction at the forefront.

You can view the new story and gameplay trailer for The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story below:


This is a live-action mystery adventure being developed by h.a.n.d. Throughout this game, players witness the tragic tale of the Shijima family, who have experienced many familial deaths over the past 100 years. The protagonist is a mystery novelist named Haruka Kagami, who utilizes her detective prowess to investigate the four deaths that have plagued this family’s history.

High-quality cinematography and live-action gameplay are at the forefront of the experience to immerse players in several eras of Japan. Nanami Sakuraba plays the protagonist, and Haruka Kagami and Yuta Hiraoka play the Shijima family’s second son, Eiji Shijima.

Those who purchase the game before release will receive a Behind the Scenes feature titled The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story and a mini soundtrack composed by Yuki Hayashi.

The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story is releasing for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC via Steam on May 12, 2022.

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