The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story Coming to Android and iOS April 25

Solve the case anytime and anywhere.
Solve the case anytime and anywhere. Square Enix

More players now have the chance to see if they can solve the mystery that is The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story. This immersive live-action mystery-adventure game is coming to the Apple App Store and Google Play Store on April 25. It's been previously released on PC via Steam, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch.

For the mobile version, the game uses touchscreen controls for a more intuitive gameplay and comes with quality-of-life improvements. These additions complement a gripping narrative which stars Nanami Sakuraba as Haruka Kagami and Yuta Hiraoka as Eiji Shijimam, the Shijima family heir who goes back home to help discover the truth behind the mystery of his ill-fated family.

The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story is being offered at a reduced price of $17.99 until May 10. Players can take advantage of the limited-time discount by pre-ordering the game now on the Apple App Store or buying it from the Google Play Store at launch.

In the game, players take on the role of the mystery writer Haruka Kagami. They use their powers of deduction and solve the four murder cases that took place in the Shijima household over the last 100 years. Players can expect to be immersed in an authentically traditional Japanese story and transcend time across different eras of Japan. Collect information scattered in each era and discover the truth and solve the age-old mystery.

The game is directed by Koichiro Ito (Metal Gear Solid V) and produced by Junichi Ehara (NieR:Automata, Babylon’s Fall). Serving as cinematographer and scenario director is Yasuhito Tachibana, the producer of The Naked Director. That means players can expect visual storytelling taken to a different level with high-quality cinematography combined with thrilling live-action.

Into Three Parts

To give you an idea of the gameplay, each murder is composed of three parts:

  • The Incident phase
    • See the entire murder as it unfolds, from start to end.
    • The keys needed to solve the mysteries surrounding the murder can always be found in the video itself.
  • The Reasoning phase
    • Put together the clues and mysteries found during the Incident phase and create a hypothesis in your cognitive space.
    • Create multiple hypotheses, but not all of them will be correct.
    • Some things uncovered may lead down the wrong path.
  • The Solution phase
    • Pin down the killer based on the hypothesis you created in the Reasoning phase.
    • Select the correct hypothesis to determine the killer.
    • When facing a trickier culprit, they may attempt to refute the claims, so strike back with reasoning.

Are you ready to solve the mystery?

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