PQube Named as Western Publisher for Root Letter

Monday, June 13th, 2016

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It’s come out of Kadokawa’s E3 press conference (and correlated/translated by Rice Digital) that PQube will be the publisher bringing Kadokawa’s modern day mystery visual novel Root Letter to North America and Europe sometime in 2016.

This will be the third visual novel PQube are publishing in the West, following the console versions of Steins;Gate, as well as the release of Steins;Gate 0 later this year.

The text in the above picture also reveals the other two publishers for Southeast Asia and Korea: namely Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Asia (the same publisher behind the Moe Chronicle localisation) and Shinsekai, respectively.

Here is the translated text (credit goes fully to Rice Digital):

We have received more than 50k pre-orders in Japan and other Asian territories.

– Coming to Asian Territories 16th June (SIEJA)

– Coming to Korea Soon (Shinsekai)

– Coming Soon in 2016 NA & EU (PQube)

This is one of my most anticipated titles for this year, and I’m personally very happy to see it finally dated and the publisher for the West revealed.

Root Letter will be released on PS4 and PS Vita in English speaking territories at some point this year. We will let you know as soon as a date is confirmed.

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  • Mr0303

    The game isn’t my cup of tea, but PQube are quickly gaining my respect with publishing all those niche titles in the West.

    • blackice85

      Yeah I didn’t really take note of their name before, but I’ll watch for them now.

  • Izanagi

    Sounds good to me but this visual novel’s story and that trailer gives off the vibe that this is a ghost story which isn’t my thing. However, if it gets released in-store, I will preorder it or buy it day one.

  • Steve Baltimore

    Looks pretty neat. Glad to see the Vita getting some love <3

  • Dgnfly

    Always up for VN.

  • Panpopo

    I am glad that an english publisher is confirmed (I was worried that with such a niche title, they may drop it). I seriously can’t wait to play this!