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Kadokawa Reveals Root Film, LoveR Kiss Games

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Root Film serves as sequel to Root Letter mystery adventure game

Kadokawa Games revealed that it is developing the Root Film and LoveR Kiss games at its "Kadokawa Games Dai Kanshasai 2019" event on Saturday.

Root Film is Kadokawa Games' sequel to its Root Letter mystery adventure game. Similar to the first game, Root Film will take place in Shimane prefecture. The game will launch in spring 2020 for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. The members of the i☆Ris voice actress idol unit will voice the main characters, and Wataru Komada will voice the male protagonist.

The √Letter (pronounced "Root Letter") mystery visual novel shipped in June 2016 in Japan for the PS4 and PlayStation Vita. Rice Digital and PQube released the game in Europe in October 2016, and in North America in November 2016. Kadokawa Games released the game on PC via Steam in July 2017 and for iOS and Android in August 2017.

The game inspired a live-action remake game titled √Letter Last Answer, which replaced Tarō Minoboshi's illustrations in the original game with live-action photographs from 90 actors, and replaced the background illustrations based on actual Shimane prefecture locations with photographs of the real-life locations. The game launched for the Switch and PS4 in Europe on August 30 and in North America on September 3. The game also launched on PC via Steam on September 3.

The game is also inspiring a live-action Hollywood film adaptation.

LoveR Kiss will launch on the Switch and PS4 this winter. The new game will add Himari Saiki-sensei as a love interest with an additional scenario.

Kadokawa Games' original LoveR (pronounced "Love - R") PS4 game launched in Japan on March 14. The game is an original dating simulation game from Kadokawa Games, producer Ichiro Sugiyama (KimiKiss, Amagami, Photo Kano), and designer Tarō Minoboshi (formerly Mino☆Tarō of Tokimeki Memorial, LovePlus games). Similar to Sugiyama's earlier Photo Kano, the LoveR game has a photography theme. The game is Kadokawa Games' new Sweet One brand's first game.

Sources: Kadokawa Games' YouTube channel, 4Gamer (link 2), Famitsu.com


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