Who Murdered Nishimari In The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story?

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.

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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 Tile Clue
Directly below It looks like he was also hit in the back of the head
Bottom right The sword was pushed in deep
Top right Cherry petals found on the body

Any Hints That Point To The Scene Of The Crime?

Position In Relation To Red Mystery Tile Clue
Directly above Large rocks in the garden
Top right The sword from the reception room

Why Was The Victim Killed?

Position In Relation To Red Mystery Tile Clue
Directly below A murder every ten years...
Bottom left The detective figured out the killer
Top left Did the killer also poison my father
Directly above The history of the Shijimas...

What Did The Killer Want Us To Focus On?

Position In Relation To Red Mystery Tile Clue
Directly above Is it some kind of warning?
Top right On the day of the cherry blossom ceremony...
Bottom right The sword in Nishimari

How Did The Killer Push The Sword Into The Tree?

Position In Relation To Red Mystery Tile Clue
Bottom left The killer must be pretty strong

What Did The Killer Use For The Murder?

Position In Relation To Red Mystery Tile Clue
Directly above You were smoking in the bathroom, weren't you?
Top left A rope was missing from the storehouse
Bottom left Soap
Directly below Plastic water cans
Bottom right A hose with signs of recent use
Directly below the last clue The muddy ground near the body

Was Something In The Plastic Water Can?

Position In Relation To Red Mystery Tile Clue
Directly above Pesticide was found in a bottle of juice
Top left It's not kerosene...
Bottom left The water tap near the body

Was The Murder Committed By Someone Strong?

Position In Relation To Red Mystery Tile Clue
Top right The Shijimas could be cursed
Directly above Searching for the [Tokijiku]
Top left I was attending to Dad the whole time
Bottom left I've got a severed tendon in this arm
Directly below Mr. Shijima told me to stay outside today
Bottom right I was working in the garden
Directly below the last clue Ryoei collapsed, ending the meeting

Is There Proof Kazunaga Didn't Leave The House?

Position In Relation To Red Mystery Tile Clue
Directly above The area around the back door
Top left of the last clue I've got big feet you know

Is There A Chance Someone Physically Weak Did It?

Position In Relation To Red Mystery Tile Clue
Top left I sat down for a while
Bottom left Ingredients delivered from the shop downhill

What Caused The Strange Sound?

Position In Relation To Red Mystery Tile Clue
Directly above Thuds, like something hitting another object
Bottom left I 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:

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

Why Isn't Yayoi The [Scarlet Camellia]?

Position In Relation To Red Mystery Tile Clue
Directly above The flower has a fateful connection to our family
Top right It's freshly cut
Bottom Right Yayoi is a live-in housekeeper
Directly below We don't have any camellias
Answer Any of the answers are valid.

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