The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story Now Available

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How confident are you with your mystery-solving skills? If you think you have what it takes, give The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story a try. This immersive live-action mystery-adventure is now available on PC through Steam, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch.

In the game, players take on the role of the mystery writer Haruka Kagami. They use their powers of deductions and solve the four murder cases that took place in the Shijima household over the last one hundred years. Players can expect to be immersed in an authentically traditional Japanese story and transcend time across different eras of Japan. Collect information scattered across 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 to see visual storytelling taken to a different level with high-quality cinematography combined with thrilling live-action.

The game also features Nanami Sakuraba, portraying the main character Haruka Kagami. Then, there is Yuta Hiraoka who takes on the role of Eiji Shijima, the second son of the Shijima family. In addition to the two, there is also a cast of talented Japanese actors that brings this Japanese adventure to life.

In a statement, Nanami Sakuraba shared that the game is a drama with in-game videos filmed in live-action. She added that players can keep an eye out for gestures, movements, and subtle expressions that can’t be captured through CG graphics. She hopes that players will enjoy solving the mysteries together with Haruka.

Meanwhile, Yuta Hiraoka revealed that he is excited for players to experience a story that transcends time and space. He went on to say that the choice to intentionally film sections give the game a retro feel and a greater sense of realism.

PC Version

For the PC version, the system requirements are:

  • Minimum
    • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
    • Processor: AMD Ryzen 3 1200/Intel Core i5-6400
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon R7 240/NVIDIA GeForce GT 730
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: 30 FPS @ 1280x720
  • Recommended
    • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
    • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 1400/Intel Core i7-6700
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 460/NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: 60 FPS @ 1920x1080

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