The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story – Chapter Two Walkthrough

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  • How To Solve Nishimari's Murder
  • How To Identify Nishimari's Killer
  • Why Isn't Yayoi The [Scarlet Camellia]?

You've already solved one murder in The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story, and while you might have thought your next task would be focusing on the recent poisoning, you'd be wrong. In Chapter Two, The Elusive Path of Logic, it turns out you've got another body on your hands and this time it's very much in the present day.

It's time to get your sleuthing skills in check, we've got a new mystery to solve. You should be fairly used to what's expected of you by this point, after the Incident Phase, you'll be thrown into the Reasoning Phase where you have to pair clues with mysteries. We have each one listed right here.

Warning — there are spoilers for both the plot and murder contained within this guide!

There are numerous times when you will be prompted to answer questions in the Incident Phase, but these have no impact on the storyline, so we have not listed them in this guide.

How To Solve Nishimari's Murder

As before, you will need to match hexagonal clue tiles to the red hexagonal mystery tiles to come up with different hypotheses. Of course, not all hypotheses can be correct and some will outright contradict one another. It's up to you to work out what actually happened. Below you'll find each mystery in order with an explanation of which clues to pair to it.

You don't have to complete each mystery if you don't want to, once you have completed enough, the purple 'Reasoning' tile appears, and you can move on to the next phase.

What Was Notable About The Body?

Position In Relation To Red Mystery TileClue
Directly belowIt looks like he was also hit in the back of the head
Bottom rightThe sword was pushed in deep
Top rightCherry petals found on the body

Any Hints That Point To The Scene Of The Crime?

Position In Relation To Red Mystery TileClue
Directly aboveLarge rocks in the garden
Top rightThe sword from the reception room

Why Was The Victim Killed?

Position In Relation To Red Mystery TileClue
Directly belowA murder every ten years…
Bottom leftThe detective figured out the killer
Top leftDid the killer also poison my father
Directly aboveThe history of the Shijimas…

What Did The Killer Want Us To Focus On?

Position In Relation To Red Mystery TileClue
Directly aboveIs it some kind of warning?
Top rightOn the day of the cherry blossom ceremony…
Bottom rightThe sword in Nishimari

How Did The Killer Push The Sword Into The Tree?

Position In Relation To Red Mystery TileClue
Bottom leftThe killer must be pretty strong

What Did The Killer Use For The Murder?

Position In Relation To Red Mystery TileClue
Directly aboveYou were smoking in the bathroom, weren't you?
Top leftA rope was missing from the storehouse
Bottom leftSoap
Directly belowPlastic water cans
Bottom rightA hose with signs of recent use
Directly below the last clueThe muddy ground near the body

Was Something In The Plastic Water Can?

Position In Relation To Red Mystery TileClue
Directly abovePesticide was found in a bottle of juice
Top leftIt's not kerosene…
Bottom leftThe water tap near the body

Was The Murder Committed By Someone Strong?

Position In Relation To Red Mystery TileClue
Top rightThe Shijimas could be cursed
Directly aboveSearching for the [Tokijiku]
Top leftI was attending to Dad the whole time
Bottom leftI've got a severed tendon in this arm
Directly belowMr. Shijima told me to stay outside today
Bottom rightI was working in the garden
Directly below the last clueRyoei collapsed, ending the meeting

Is There Proof Kazunaga Didn't Leave The House?

Position In Relation To Red Mystery TileClue
Directly aboveThe area around the back door
Top left of the last clueI've got big feet you know

Is There A Chance Someone Physically Weak Did It?

Position In Relation To Red Mystery TileClue
Top leftI sat down for a while
Bottom leftIngredients delivered from the shop downhill

What Caused The Strange Sound?

Position In Relation To Red Mystery TileClue
Directly aboveThuds, like something hitting another object
Bottom leftI thought I heard something just now

Once you complete the Reasoning Phase, the Summary of the Solution Phase begins. You do not have to go through all of the summaries, you can simply move on to unmasking the murderer after you go through one set of questions.

How To Identify Nishimari's Killer

It's time to name the murderer, but this time the game introduces you to the fact that sometimes the accused will challenge your explanation. You'll have to counter their points to convince everyone that they're guilty. Just like last time, if you make a mistake, you can simply retry it – but you will lose some points in your final score.

We have the correct answers listed in order right here:

  • None of these three men
  • Mitsunori can't push the sword into the tree
  • Takehiko didn't know the meeting had ended
  • Kazunaga's footprints weren't outside the door
  • The killer put water in the water can
  • To make a pendulum
  • Yoko: "I heard thuds, like something hitting another object"
  • Mitsunori Shijima
  • She didn't notice the body even though she passed by it

Further questions/answers have no impact, so choose whichever you like.

Why Isn't Yayoi The [Scarlet Camellia]?

Position In Relation To Red Mystery TileClue
Directly aboveThe flower has a fateful connection to our family
Top rightIt's freshly cut
Bottom RightYayoi is a live-in housekeeper
Directly belowWe don't have any camellias
AnswerAny of the answers are valid.

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