Root Letter Successor Root Film to Bring Its Mystery to the West

PS4 and Switch release planned for North America and Europe

Root Film

 

Fans of the Root Letter visual novel, take note, because its successor is officially westward bound. In addition to the spring 2020 Japanese launch on PS4 and Switch, publisher PQube announced plans to bring Root Film to North America and Europe.

 

We'll have to wait for more info on the release window. For now, check out the trailer:

 

 

Here's how PQube describes it:

 

Root Film is about a TV series, called “Shimane Mystery Drama Project,” which was cancelled for an unknown reason 10 years ago. To reboot the project, three teams consisting of a director and an actress have been cast, including 23 year old Rintaro Yagumo, the main character of the game.

 

His excitement about this amazing opportunity is quickly curbed, when a horrible murder interrupts their location scouting process. Follow him and a cast of unique and memorable characters by character designer Taro Minaboshi as they are drawn deeper into the thrilling mystery of Root Film.

 

The gameplay of Root Film will be a mix of the masterful storytelling Kadokawa Games is known for, as well as a multitude of interactive elements, including:

 

Intuition

 

The Intuition mechanic allows players to acquire keywords during conversations. Once activated, Intuition reveals words on screen that will be essential to investigations and confrontations.

Max Mode

 

After collecting enough keywords, you can confront other characters 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.

 

Zapping

 

The Zapping system is a puzzle solving mechanic that reveals the perspective of two characters at the same time. Experiencing events from two different viewpoints will be an exciting and essential tool to find out the truth about “Shimane Mystery Drama Project”!

 

Via Gematsu

 

 

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Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his webcomic, BIG DUMB FIGHTING IDIOTS at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox. 

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