Root Letter: Last Answer Gets Switch, PS4 Release in English in 2019

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Game launched in Japan on December 20

PQube and Kadokawa Games announced on Tuesday that the Root Letter: Last Answer game will launch for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in English this year. PQube also began streaming an announcement trailer.

The √Letter Last Answer live-action game project, which is a re-release of the √Letter (pronounced "Root Letter") game, launched for the PS4, PlayStation Vita, and Nintendo Switch in Japan on December 20. The game includes an alternative live-action "Drama Mode" and four new "Explanation" scenarios.

The game's new "Drama Mode" replaces Tarō Minoboshi's illustrations in the original game with live-action photographs from 90 actors, and the background illustrations based on actual Shimane Prefecture locations have also been replaced with photographs of the real-life locations. Players can switch between the original illustrations and the "Drama Mode" photographs.

The √Letter mystery visual novel shipped in June 2016 in Japan for the PS4 and PS Vita. Rice Digital and PQube released the game in Europe in October 2016, and in North America in November 2016. Kadokawa Games released the game on PC via Steam in July 2017 and for iOS and Android in August 2017.

PQube describes the game:

Taking place in Shimane, one of Japan's most beautiful prefectures, Root Letter is centered around an investigation into missing pen friend, Fumino Aya, 15 years after she allegedly murdered someone and ran away.

The story is told through the old letters she wrote to you in high school, along with you own investigation, as you probe for clues and witnesses from her old hometown.

What happened 15 years ago? Who was your pen friend? What do her friends know? Did she even exist?

LovePlus character designer Tarō Minoboshi planned and designed the characters. Dario Fuji handled the scenario, while Takashi Nitta composed the music. Yoshimi Yasuda produced the game, and Zin Hasegawa directed the game.

Kadokawa Games and Akatsuki Entertainment USA announced in November that the original game is getting a Hollywood film adaptation.

Sources: Press release, PQube's YouTube channel

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