Square Enix announced The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story. It will be a live-action murder mystery game for the Nintendo Switch. The game will release in Japan on May 12, 2022. It will cost ¥7,480 ($64). Update: Square Enix confirmed it will appear worldwide. It also noted that it will be on the PS4, PS5, and PC too.
The game is made up of three segments. The first segment will be a live-action murder scene with real actors. The player must then gather evidence and draw conclusions based on it. Finally, the story’s outcome will change depending on whether the player guesses the correct series of events. There will be a total of four murder mysteries to solve.
The Nintendo Direct trailer for the game briefly goes over each segment of the game. The deduction portion, in particular, features a unique selection menu that allows players to drag and drop notable evidence to solve cases.
You can check out The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story trailer below:
And here’s the English announcement.
We are happy to announce The #CentennialCase: A Shijima Story, a brand-new unique live-action mystery-adventure game!
Coming to PlayStation consoles, Nintendo Switch, and Steam on May 12th.
— Square Enix (@SquareEnix) February 9, 2022
The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story will release on May 12, 2022, for the Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, and PC. It will be available digitally and physically in Japan and cost ¥7,480 ($64)