A limited edition will also be available, which includes a 100-page art book featuring a selection of environmental scenery, detailed character illustrations, and more. It is available for pre-order now at Funstock.
Root Film first launched on July 30 in Japan. A Japanese demo is also available.
Here is an overview of the game, via PQube:
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”!