Root Film (Nintendo Switch)

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About the Game

Get lost in a thrilling visual novel by director Hifumi Kono. When a horrible murder interrupts the location scouting process for 23-year-old Rintaro Yagumo, events quickly spiral out of control. Follow him and a cast of unique and memorable characters designed by character designer Taro Minaboshi as they are all drawn deeper into the entangling mystery of Root Film.

Root Film takes players back to Shimane prefecture, the location of the award-winning Root Letter, entangling them in a new independent story that delivers a mysterious atmosphere. Japanese anime style illustrations with top-notch production values that suits the genre. The comic style dialogue used to show the narration points to the character making it easy to follow the narration.

  • Become your own detective: Utilise the 'Intuition' mechanic to acquire keywords during conversations. Once activated, Intuition reveals words on screen that will be essential to solving investigations and confrontations.
  • Face off against suspects: After collecting enough keywords, you can confront other characters in 'Max Mode'. Pick from options gathered using the 'intuition' mechanic and ensure you have all the facts before facing off with a suspect!
  • There's always 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”!

About the Game

Get lost in a thrilling visual novel by director Hifumi Kono. When a horrible murder interrupts the location scouting process for 23-year-old Rintaro Yagumo, events quickly spiral out of control. Follow him and a cast of unique and memorable characters designed by character designer Taro Minaboshi as they are all drawn deeper into the entangling mystery of Root Film.

Root Film takes players back to Shimane prefecture, the location of the award-winning Root Letter, entangling them in a new independent story that delivers a mysterious atmosphere. Japanese anime style illustrations with top-notch production values that suits the genre. The comic style dialogue used to show the narration points to the character making it easy to follow the narration.

  • Become your own detective: Utilise the 'Intuition' mechanic to acquire keywords during conversations. Once activated, Intuition reveals words on screen that will be essential to solving investigations and confrontations.
  • Face off against suspects: After collecting enough keywords, you can confront other characters in 'Max Mode'. Pick from options gathered using the 'intuition' mechanic and ensure you have all the facts before facing off with a suspect!
  • There's always 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”!

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