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ININ Games and Sekai Project have announced that Root Double -Before Crime * After Days- Xtend Edition will release on Nintendo Switch.

This visual novel comes from developer Regista and was directed by Ever17 creator Nakazawa Takumi.

It’s 2030 in Rokumei, an isolated research city. When several explosions unexpectedly occur in a nuclear research facility, Sirius, an elite rescue squad, is sent to deal with the situation.

The situation is worsened when LABO’s nuclear reactor melts down, sending the facility into lockdown with Sirius and survivors trapped inside. Lethal radiation is leaking everywhere and there is not enough anti-radiation medication to last until the lockdown lifts. As they struggle to survive, they soon learn that doubt is their greatest enemy and trust their greatest asset.

Root Double’s story shifts between two protagonists: Watase Kasasagi, a rescue squad captain who has lost his memories in the hours after the incident, and Natsuhiko Tenkawa, a student piecing together the clues in the six days before.

You will come to rely on the Senses Sympathy System (SSS) to survive, as, with no clear cut choices, the game uses this system to allow you “to manipulate the story based purely upon emotion. Your emotions projected upon the characters, particularly your trust in them, shape the progression of the story.”

Root Double -Before Crime * After Days- Xtend Edition will release at retail and on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch in Europe and North America in Q4 2020.

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