Root Letter: Last Answer Announced for Switch, PS4

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

Tokyo NECRO is out now from JAST

Look for us on OpenCritic!

Share this page

Pre Order How a Healthy Hentai Administers Public Service at MangaGamer

Revisit the oldest and greatest Visual Novel Forum, now under new leadership!

We are proudly a Play-Asia Partner


Ads support the website by covering server and domain costs. We're just a group of gamers here, like you, doing what we love to do: playing video games and bringing y'all niche goodness. So, if you like what we do and want to help us out, make an exception by turning off AdBlock for our website. In return, we promise to keep intrusive ads, such as pop-ups, off oprainfall. Thanks, everyone!


Fans of mystery visual novel Root Letter will receive an all-new enhanced version later this year with the release of Root Letter: Last Answer.

Fifteen years have passed since your correspondence with pen pal 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?

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

The wildly successful visual novel has sold more than 500,000 copies to date in the West, according to publisher PQube. This latest edition will include an enhanced version of the investigation story,  a new epilogue, gameplay improvements and a brand new live action mode, turning all the hand-drawn moments into reenacted scenes. Players will use Aya’s letters to track down long-lost friends, and use whatever items they find to reveal the truth of what happened.

Character designs are by Minoboshi Taro and Takashi Nitta composed the score.

Root Letter: Last Answer will release later this year on the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

You can read oprainfall’s impressions of the original release here.

About Leah McDonald

Leah's been playing video games since her brother first bought an Atari back in the 1980s and has no plans to stop playing anytime soon. She enjoys almost every genre of game, with some of her favourites being Final Fantasy Tactics, Shadow of the Colossus, Suikoden II and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. Leah lives on the East Coast with her husband and son. You can follow Leah over on Twitter @GamingBricaBrac