SQUARE ENIX and video game developer h.a.n.d., Inc. announced today that The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story, an immersive live-action mystery-adventure game is now available on the PlayStation5 (PS5) console, PlayStation 4 (PS4) console, Nintendo Switch system and PC (STEAM).
Directed by Koichiro Ito (Metal Gear Solid V) and produced by Junichi Ehara (NieR:Automata, BABYLON’S FALL), 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, 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.
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 bring this enigmatic Japanese adventure to life, depicting an array of characters throughout each period setting.
Those who purchase the game before May 19th, 2022, will receive the base game, The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story BEHIND THE SCENES, comprising of 50 minutes interview footage and The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story mini soundtrack composed by Yuki Hayashi, Daiki Okuno, Ryoshi Takagi, Shuichiro Fukuhiro and Shogo Yamashiro.