Root Film Release Window and Limited Edition announced

Friday, September 4th, 2020

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A release window, and Limited Edition have been announced for Root Film. This adventure game will be available worldwide in Q1 2021 for the Switch, and PlayStation 4. The Limited Edition will have an exclusive 100 page art book, and more. See details below (from Funstock site)


This Limited Edition is EXCLUSIVE to Rice and only available here at!

  • 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



Root Film Release Window and Limited Edition announced  Players can get their hands on Root Film in Q1 2021!

PQube (London, UK) – September 4th, 2020 – PQube and Kadokawa Games are excited to announce that Root Film, a visually stunning and thrilling adventure game, will be available worldwide in Q1 2021 for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4! Root Film takes players back to Shimane prefecture, entangling them in a new murder story by director Hifumi Kono.

The limited edition of Root Film comes bolstered with an exclusive 100 page art book featuring a curated blend of environmental scenery, detailed character illustrations and more. You can pre-order the Root Film limited editon on Funstock now!

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.

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”!

Root Film will release for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in Q1 2021

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What's up everyone? Crystal here! I spend my time writing up the news for you all and keeping us all up to date with incoming game info from Japan. I do a little bit of everything else around here, too. 🙂 Happy Reading!