Root Letter: Last Answer Announced for Switch, PS4

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

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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?

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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.

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