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Root Film Announced For Worldwide Release in Q1 2021

The lead characters of Root Film drawn side-by-side.

A new mystery is afoot in Shimane prefecture, the setting of Root Letter! Root Film is a murder mystery that will unveil its secrets worldwide in the first quarter of 2021!

PQube and Kadokawa Games plan to release a limited edition of the game that includes a 100-page art book of Taro Minaboshi’s character illustrations, environments and more! Furthermore, a sequel to Root Letter itself is also planned for the first quarter of 2021.

Until then, check out the latest trailer for Root Film below:

PQube describes Root Film:

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 releases next year for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. Stay tuned to RPGFan as we learn more about this game and the sequel to Root Letter!

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Tyler Trosper

Tyler Trosper

Tyler Trosper is a news writer for RPGFan. He has an unhealthy obsession with the Xeno franchise, especially Xenosaga. He runs a podcast about the series in his free time and sometimes works on fan projects. Tyler would die happy if Xenosaga Episode IV was announced. Besides Xeno, Tyler enjoys watching anime, his favorite being Neon Genesis Evangelion.

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