Root Film – Discover The Mystery Of The Tv Series Reboot, Releasing Q1 2021. Limited Edition Version Announced

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The detective style game that is largely focused around the reboot of a mysteriously cancelled TV series ”Shimane Mystery Drama Project”, is now expected to release in early 2021.

The game pits players in the role of 23-year-old Rintaro Yagumo who gets his hopes and excitement dashed after his casting opportunity is quickly curbed after a murder mystery appears in their very location.

QUICK SUMMARY FROM 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.

Key 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”!

A limited edition version of the game was also announced for both the Nintendo Switch and Playstation 4, which is said to include the following;

  • Includes an exclusive Limited Edition artbook which features a curated blend of environmental scenery, detailed character illustrations and in-game captures!
  • Exclusive Limited Edition packaging featuring the artbook and a Nintendo Switch physical copy of the game inside (select your region PEGI/ESRB from the drop down menu)

Artbook specs:

  • Print – 4/0 Cover 4/4 Inner
  • Size – 170mm x 134mm x 6.5mm
  • Spine Depth – apx 6mm
  • Pages – 100 pages inclusive of cover
  • Substrate – 300gsm cover 135gsm inner pages
  • Finish – Perfect bound, gloss laminated outer
  • Includes an exclusive Limited Edition artbook which features a curated blend of environmental scenery, detailed character illustrations and in-game captures!
  • Exclusive Limited Edition packaging featuring the artbook and PlayStation 4 copy of the game inside (select your region PEGI/ESRB from the drop down menu)

Artbook specs:

  • Print – 4/0 Cover 4/4 Inner
  • Size – 170mm x 134mm x 6.5mm
  • Spine Depth – apx 6mm
  • Pages – 100 pages inclusive of cover
  • Substrate – 300gsm cover 135gsm inner pages
  • Finish – Perfect bound, gloss laminated outer

The limited edition version of the game is apparently only available to purchase at Funstock and is priced at £49.99

  • GAME: Root Film
  • DEVELOPER: Kadokawa Games
    PUBLISHER: PQube
    RELEASE DATE: Q1 2021
  • PLATFORM: Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch
    GENRE: Adventure, Detective, Crime
    SOURCE: PQube, Funstock
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  • Root Film – General News

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