Square Enix and h.a.n.d. have announced that The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story, an immersive live-action mystery-adventure game, is now available for the PS4, PS5, and Nintendo Switch. A PC version, via Steam, will be available on May 13, 2022.
The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story centers around the ill-fated Shijima family, who have experienced a chain of inexplicable deaths in their family over the past century. Yasuhito Tachibana, the producer of Netflix’s The Naked Director, serves as Cinematographer and Scenario Director, taking visual storytelling to a new level with high-quality cinematography and thrilling live action.
Players will take on the role of mystery writer, Haruka Kagami and use their powers of deductions to uncover the truth behind four murder cases that have taken place in the Shijima household over the last one hundred years. Immerse into an authentically traditional Japanese story, transcend time across different eras of Japan and collect information scattered throughout each era to uncover the truth and solve an age-old mystery.
Watch – The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story Story and Gameplay Trailer
The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story features compelling performances from Nanami Sakuraba as the games’ protagonist, Haruka Kagami and Yuta Hiraoka as Eiji Shijima, the second son of the Shijima family who returns home to help unravel the mystery behind his ill-fated family. A cast of talented Japanese actors brings this enigmatic Japanese adventure to life, depicting an array of characters throughout each period setting.
“The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story is a game that takes the form of a live-action drama surrounding the murders within the Shijima family that have taken place over a century, which the player will help the characters to solve. The in-game videos have been filmed in live-action, so please keep an eye out for the subtle expressions, gestures, and movements that can’t be captured in games that use CG graphics! I hope you’ll enjoy unraveling the mysteries behind the incident together with Haruka!” said Nanami Sakuraba who plays the role of Haruka Kagami.
The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story is now available for the PS4, PS5, and Nintendo Switch. A PC version, via Steam, will be available on May 13, 2022.