Release date announced for visual novel Root Letter

Posted October 5, 2016 by John Little in Gaming News, PS Vita, PS4, Release Date, Trailers



At long last the intriguing mystery visual novel Root Letter has been given a release date for Europe and North America, along with a cinematic trailer which is all kinds of pretty.


The game will release on PS4 and Vita on the 28th October for Europe and the 1st November for North America.


Root Letter is essentially a visual novel – though it’s not clear how deep any interactive elements will run – which is a mystery adventure about a missing girl. The girl in question is our protagonist’s pen pal, and after 15 years of her disappearance he finds a letter she wrote to him that was never sent, and as such sets out to investigate.


The game is set in the Shimane prefecture of Japan – a beautiful mountainous coastal setting – where our protagonist will interrogate his old pen pal’s classmates to try and figure out what’s happened.


It looks like a very interesting and visually compelling experience, so personally I’m quite glad the release is soon coming. This is also the first game in the ‘Kadowkawa Game Mystery series’, so I assume we can expect more similar titles in the future.


Take a look at the trailer below, and hopefully we’ll have a review published here not too long after the game’s release.



John Little
John Little

I started gaming with the release of the PS1 - Crash Bandicoot and Ridge Racer Revolution being the first 'real' games I ever set eyes on - and have been enthralled with the medium ever since. I particularly love strategy and horror games, the sort offered by titles such as Total War and Silent Hill, though I also have a soft spot for a good RPG. I studied Journalism at university in the hopes of progressing into writing about games. You'll most likely find me covering indie games as I'm always on the look out for interesting little titles, and generally I stick to the PC and PS4 platforms. I'm not interested in MMOs or really any kind of online game, and I have an unusual and frankly worryingly expensive obsession with collecting gaming guide books, but aside from that I like to think I'm a well rounded average gamer. Find me on twitter @JohnLittle29

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