PQube and Kadokawa Games announced that Root Film , originally Root Letter 2, will arrive in Europe on PS4 and Switch. Revealed during the Kadokawa Games Dai Kanshasai 2019, the mysterious visual novel will bring players back to Shimane prefecture, the location of the acclaimed Root Letter, involving them in a new, exciting murder story by director Hifumi Kono.
Here the official announcement trailer. Good vision.
Root Film talks about a TV series, called “Shimane Mystery Drama Project”, which was canceled for an unknown reason 10 Years ago. To restart the project, three teams were launched, composed of a director and an actress, including the 23 enne Rintaro Yagumo, the main character of the game.
His excitement for this extraordinary opportunity is quickly curbed when a horrific murder interrupts their exploration process. Players will be able to follow a cast of unique and memorable characters made by the designer Taro Minaboshi as they are explored in the thrilling mystery of Root Film.
The gameplay will instead be a mix between the masterful narration for which Kadokawa Games is known and a multitude of interactive elements, including:
- Intuition : the Intuition mechanic allows players to capture keywords during conversations. Once activated, it reveals the words on the screen that will be essential for investigations and clashes
- Max Mode : After collecting enough keywords, players can face other characters in Max mode to solve a mystery. In this fighting game it will be essential to have previously collected enough evidence to make it possible to choose the most correct conversation options from a selection screen.
- Zapping : the Zapping system is a puzzle solving mechanism that reveals the perspective of two characters simultaneously. Living events from two different points of view will be an exciting and essential tool for discovering the truth about “Shimane Mystery Drama Project”