We’re a little late reporting on this (since it came out at the end of January), but publisher ININ Games have announced that their Nintendo Switch physical release of the critically-acclaimed visual novel Root Double -Before Crime * After Days- Xtend Edition is now available. Wow, that’s one hell of a mouthful…
Never heard of the game before? Check it out in the trailer below:
Set in 2030 in a combined city and research hub, the residents are unable to interact with the outside world without permission from the local government. After an accident at an institute in the city, one of the game’s two protagonists, Watase Kasasagi, is sent in as part of a rescue team; the other, a high school student named Natsuhiko Tenkawa, happens to be in the institute at the time of the accident.
At the start of the game, there are two story scenarios for the player to choose from. Each scenario is told from a different character’s perspective in which the player assumes the role of; You must search for survivors, make the right choices, build your relationships, and regain your memories as you try to stay alive. An essential component in the game is the “Senses Sympathy System” (“SSS”) and throughout the game, the player is given a chance to adjust their impressions (“Senses”) of the characters (including the characters that they are taking the role of) using sliders.