Getting truly physical. The boxed version of Root Double out Friday 29th January.

by Chris Camilleri
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ININ Games is excited to announce the boxed, physical release for Nintendo Switch of the much acclaimed Sekai Project Root Double -Before Crime * After Days- Xtend Edition one of Japan’s greatest graphic novel adventure games will be released this week, Friday 29th January 2021.

ININ Webite for Root Double -Before Crime * After Days- Xtend Edition

Root Double -Before Crime * After Days- Xtend Edition is both genre innovative and extends the boundaries of what is a truly epic graphic novel that many have heralded as one of the finest crime thrilling stories gamers can experience.

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Media quotes from the recent digital release:

…. for VN fans this is a must-play with a beautifully written sci-fi/supernatural twist and an extensive mystery to unravel. InvisionCommunity 8/10

Root Double -Before Crime * After Days- Xtend Edition is a riveting visual novel that’s finally found a new home on Nintendo Switch. Shindig 4.5/5

The Game mechanics can be confusing to get used to, but persevere and you’ll find an enjoyable game here. After all, part of the fun is collecting all those bad endings. UK Anime 8/10

Root Double -Before Crime * After Days- Xtend Edition will in all likelihood be a visual novel that I will remember for a very long time. Heypoorplayer  4/5

Root Double -Before Crime * After Days- Xtend Edition – A Novel Sensation. Monstervine 4.5/5

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.


  • Beautiful artwork reworked in full HD.
  • Directed by Ever17 Creator Takumi Nakazawa.
  • Hours and hours of story that dynamically changes based on your choices.
  • Unique gameplay (Senses Sympathy System) sets it apart from conventional visual novels.
  • Mature serious storyline.
  • Fully voiced in Japanese by famous voice actors.
  • High replayability requires replaying to see all possible story outcomes.
  • Two storyline branches – one before the crime and one after the crime.
Root Double -Before Crime * After Days- Xtend Edition offers up so much and presents a huge and unsurpassed detailed visual graphic novel!

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