Root Film Announced for Europe and North America

Monday, October 21st, 2019

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Root Film, the sequel to Root Letter, has been announced by PQube and Kadokawa Games. The game is to come to Europe and North America on the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. This time, the story is about a TV series named “Shimane Mystery Drama Project”, cancelled 10 years ago. Now, three teams with a director and actress each have set out to reboot it. The main character is Rintaro Yagumo. Very quickly however, a murder takes place disrupting the process.

The game features many interactive elements such as Intuition, Max Mode, and Zapping in order to enhance the experience. The main idea are key words that help aid investigation and solving the mystery, via finding keywords in Intuition and then using them to confront characters in Max Mode. Zapping however puts the perspective of two characters at once to solve puzzles. More info is to be released later on.


Root Film announced for Europe and North-America

The sequel to award-winning visual novel Root Letter

PQube (London, UK) – October 21st, 2019 – PQube and Kadokawa Games are excited to announce that Root Film is coming to Europe and North-America for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4! Revealed last weekend during Kadokawa Games Dai Kanshasai 2019, the mystery visual novel takes players back to Shimane prefecture, the location of the award-winning Root Letter, entangling them in a new, thrilling murder story by director Hifumi Kono.

Check out the Announcement Trailer:

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:


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.


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”

Stay tuned for more information on this new mystery visual novel!

Root Film will release for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4!

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