Following the announcement of a mobile release for spring 2023, Square Enix confirmed that the excellent FMV game The Centennial Case ($19.99) will hit iOS and Android on April 25th with pre-orders now live. The game debuted on PC, PS5, PS4, and Nintendo Switch last year, and was one of the best hidden gems of 2022 on Nintendo Switch. If you’ve not played it yet, The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story has you tackle multiple murders taking place over the span of a century in an FMV game unlike anything I had played before with its brilliant music and amazing acting. The console and PC versions were updated with quality of life improvements as well after launch. Watch the trailer for The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story mobile release trailer below:
The Centennial Case feels like watching a big budget drama from Japan on Netflix with how good the acting and production values are. I’m definitely going to be playing it on iOS next week. If you’d like to play it, you can pre-order The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story on the App Store for iOS here for $17.99. The Android page will go up at launch here. This is a launch discount available until May 10th after which it will go up to $19.99. The App Store lists the download size as just 1GB, but the same announcement post mentions downloading data for other chapters later to save on storage. I hope there is a download all option with no online required later. If you want to try it before next week’s launch, check out the demo PS5, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Steam. I own The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story on every platform, and hope the iOS version is competent. I’ll likely be reviewing it as soon as I get access to it or around launch. Have you played The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story before or will you be trying it on iOS and Android next week?
Update: Added English trailer and Google Play link.