Root Letter: Last Answer Western Release Date and Day One Edition Announced

PQube Games have today announced that enhanced version of the visual novel Root Letter, known as Root Letter: Last Answer, will be released on the 30th August 2019 (within Europe) and 3rd September (within North America) for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. In addition to the release date a special ‘Day One’ editions was also announced for both western regions.

This ‘enhanced version’ of the original game will allow visual novel fans to experience the gripping investigation story with a brand new epilogue as well as gameplay improvements. That’s not all as the players will be able to experience the game in its original hand-drawn animation style or in it’s brand new live-action sequence.

Synopsis:
15 years have passed since your correspondence with your pen friend Aya Fumino. While you moved on with your life, a confession of murder left in her last letter now resurfaces. Travel to Aya’s hometown and discover what happened to her. Her friends may know the truth but none of them seem willing to let you delve into the past. Are they responsible for her disappearance?

Key Features:

  • Visual novel bestseller: With over 500 thousand copies of the original sold in the west, the mystery story is one of the most successful visual novels of all time.
  • A fully interactive experience: Follow the leads given in Aya’s letters to track down her long-time friends. Use your items and the information found during the investigation to make them reveal the truth.
  • Live-action mode: A new way to enjoy the story: Turn on the live-action mode from the title screen at any time in the game to see Shimane’s locations and residents come to life.
  • The complete Root Letter experience: In addition to several UI improvements, Root Letter: Last Answer adds new epilogues that concludes the story around Aya Fumino.
  • Iconic character design and soundtrack: Players who prefer the animated version of the game will enjoy the beautifully detailed artwork by the masterful character designer Minoboshi Taro and the atmospheric soundtrack by composer Takashi Nitta.

Root Letter: Last Answer will be available later this year both physically and digitally for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 via PQube Games; but in the meantime the official announcement trailer can be found below.

As mentioned a ‘Day One Edition’ of Root Letter: Last Answer will also be made available at selective retailer within Europe and North America.

Just like the original Limited Edition PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita release of Root Letter this ‘Day One’ Edition of Root Letter: Last Answer will contain a 100-page artbook featuring various artwork, such as character designs, background environments and scequences from the game.

Root Letter: Last Answer is scheduled to be released on the 30th August 2019 (within Europe) and 3rd September 2019 (within North America) for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4; with PQube Games handling both European and North American publishing duties.

 

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has worked at ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the PS Vita, PS4 or Xbox One.

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