Root Film

Compatible with PlayStation 4™ (PS4™)
Version: Europe
Version: Japan
Version: US
Works on all systems sold worldwide, a correct regional account may be required for online features.
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Root Film
Root Film
Root Film
Root Film
Root Film
Root Film
Root Film

Product Features

  • A TOP GRADE VISUAL NOVEL FROM MASTERS OF THE GENRE - Root Film is a visual novel that 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
  • NEW ORIGINAL PLOT MIXING MYSTERY & MURDER - After the success of the award-winning “Root Letter”, Kadokawa Games is back with a new and independent story. Mixing mystery with murder, Root Film is a gripping visual novel that will make you shiver but ask for more!
  • EXPERIENCE SHIMANE'S ENIGMATIC ATMOSPHERE - Immerse yourself in this faithful recreation of Shimane prefecture and its environments – known for being home to Japanese mythology. The beautiful backgrounds will reinforce the immersion!
  • EXCEPTIONAL PRODUCTION VALUES - 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
  • A DARKER, GRITTY AND MORE MATURE STORY - A well-written story with a diverse cast of interesting characters, perfect for anyone who likes to get stuck into a game with plenty of depth. A mystery visual novel with a dark intricate story putting the characters at centre
  • HYBRID OF TWO DIFFERENT GENRES - Switch between Rintaro Yagumo or his sister Riho to investigate the murder and confront suspects with innovative gameplay elements. Make wise choices and battle key characters using the Max-mode, a fighting-game like face-off
  • ONE OF THE MOST SOPHISTICATED & INTERACTIVE STORIES EVER MADE - The highlight of these investigations are the interactives mechanics never seen in a visual Novel! The experience is divided into three modes: the zapping mode - that reveals the perspective of two characters, the max mode - a completely renewed system and much better Max Mode from Root Letter and the intuition mode – allowing the players to test their observation skills and memorise keywords during conversations

Item Description

Unravel a 10-year-old mystery lost in 35mm film

Root Film is a thrilling adventure game with visual novel elements. Follow Rintaro Yagumo as he is selected to be the director for the rebooted "Shimane Mystery Drama Project”, a TV series that was canceled for an unknown reason 10 years ago. His excitement for 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 as they are drawn deeper into a thrilling mystery. Become your own detective as you unravel the truth through investigative gameplay mechanics, adding a new layer to the visual novel formula.

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The plot of Root Film, the characters of the characters and their interaction are commendable. I would like to say the same about the original Japanese voice acting (an English text translation is available), which allows you to appreciate the very lively and organic performance of the actors.
Combined, all these components make the story of the game fun, and 15-20 hours of playthrough (depending on your reading speed) leaves the most pleasant experience.
This is a traditional visual novel with simple gameplay, but nice art, interesting characters, as well as a quality atmosphere and a great storyline.
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