The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story Now Live on Android and iOS

Solve mysteries anytime and anywhere.
Solve mysteries anytime and anywhere. Square Enix

The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story is finally available on mobile devices. Players can download this immersive live-action mystery-adventure game from Google Play for Android or App Store for iOS. With this, they can try to solve the mystery at home or on the go.

The Centennial Case: A Shijima is produced by Junichi Ehara (NieR:Automata) and directed by Koichiro Ito (Metal Gear Solid V). The game reaches new heights when it comes to visual storytelling by combining live-action sequences with high-quality cinematography.

In the game, players take on the role of Haruka Kagami. She has to use her powers of deduction to discover the truth behind four inexplicable deaths which befell the Shijima family in the last century. Haruka Kagami is played to perfection by Nanami Sakuraba (Miss Pilot, Scarlet).

The Centennial Case: A Shijima guides players through gripping cinematics set across different eras of Japan. This is made possible courtesy of cinematographer and scenario director Yasuhito Tachibana (Netflix’s The Naked Director).

In a statement, Producer Junichi Ehara revealed that they’re excited to bring the game to mobile devices. He added that this should allow more sleuths to try and unravel threads which connect a century of mysterious murder cases.

Into Three Parts

As mentioned, the game has players solve murders. To have an idea about 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.

If you like to give the game a shot, get it now since it's being offered at a reduced price of $17.99 until May 10.

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