PQube Games Gives 4 Reasons Root Letter: Last Answer is Better than the Original

Root Letter: Last Answer will soon be released onto the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch within Europe and to help increase awareness, and illustrate the differences between this newer envision of the classic visual novel, PQube Games and developer Kadokawa Games have provided a ‘key breakdown’ with four reasons on why this new release is better than the original.

Naturally this is not exactly news; but it is a refreshing reminder on what the game has to offer as well as the differences from the original experience.

1: Live Action:
Live action or drama-Mode will turn all scenes in the game into live-action versions, complete with real backgrounds of Shimane prefecture, reenacted and voiced by a total of 90 different actors!

2: Four New Epilogues:
Find out how the thrilling story around Aya concludes in four different endings, including a “Government Conspiracy” route and a spooky one, titled “The Cursed Letter”! These are of course available in both modes.

3: Quality of Life Enhancements:
Simplified story branches and an improved skipping function make reaching the true ending easier, while the menu now offers a clearer understanding of which routes have been completed.

4: Technical improvements:
Handling the inventory and items has been reworked, enhanced response time will make navigating through the game smoother and new trophies have been added.

As mentioned 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 released on the 30th August 2019 within Europe and 3rd September 2019 within North America on the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. A Day One Edition will also be available while stocks last.

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.

One Response to PQube Games Gives 4 Reasons Root Letter: Last Answer is Better than the Original

  1. Justin says:

    Cheers for the info, its quite surprising they use live action in the game, I wonder if its costs a lot.
    Guess I will pick it up

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