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Root Letter: Last Answer - another round of gameplay

The return of the best-selling interactive mystery visual novel! Follow in the footsteps of Aya Fumino, a school penfriend allegedly involved in a tragic murder 15 years ago. Explore the prefecture of Shimane, uncover clues, and use the letters you wrote to each other to track down her childhood friends for questioning. But perhaps these friends, now adults living a peaceful life, will not be eager to let their painful memories resurface…

Multiple character profiles shared for Root Letter: Last Answer

Meet some of the cast

PQube has started sharing multiple character profiles for Root Letter: Last Answer on Twitter. Check out a round-up of the profiles so far below.





Root Letter: Last Answer's interactive elements showcased in new Gameplay Trailer

Getting to the root of it

PQube (London, UK) – August 13th, 2019 – In preparation for the upcoming launch of Root Letter: Last Answer, PQube and developer Kadokawa Games highlight the interactive elements of the thrilling visual novel. Players expecting a solely passive experience will be surprised: Root Letter: Last Answer is a captivating mix between a visual novel and an investigative adventure game!

Root Letter: Last Answer concludes the story of Aya Fumino in an enhanced version with new features on August 30th in Europe and September 3rd in North America for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. The pre-orders for the digital version are now available on the eShop.

The Day One Edition, which includes a beautiful 100 pages artbook with unreleased works, will be available on August 30th in Europe and at a later date in North America.

1. Travel across the picturesque Shimane Prefecture

The map is very close to the actual layout of Shimane Prefecture and lets you travel between points of interest.

On your mission to find out what happened to your former pen-pal Aya, you have to visit her hometown and erstwhile friends. Each location and person you encounter is an important puzzle piece that you will need to figure out the mystery around her death. Which area will you investigate first?

2. Find clues and manage your inventory

Clues and helpful items you find can be managed via the inventory.

When visiting the iconic locations of Shimane, keep an eye out for clues and items! You can uncover them with the Magnifying Glass tool, which will be important to progress in the story and can be used as leverage when confronting Aya's former friends and acquaintances.

3. Confrontation and interrogation

Not everyone you meet will be eager to cooperate, as your investigation stirs up painful memories...

After you found enough evidence and found your first leads, it is time to confront Aya's childhood friends about their past! Question them in intense interrogation scenes, using your wits and information to uncover the truth about her secret - one puzzle piece at a time.

Follow in the footsteps of Aya Fumino, a school penfriend allegedly involved in a tragic murder 15 years ago. Explore the prefecture of Shimane, uncover clues, and use the letters you wrote to each other to track down her childhood friends for questioning. But perhaps these friends, now adults living a peaceful life, will not be eager to let their painful memories resurface…

Check out #RootLetterLastAnswer on social media! For more information and the latest news, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Twitch and our homepage: http://pqube.co.uk/

4 additions that make Root Letter: Last Answer even better than the original

As if you needed more reasons to be excited

PQube (London, UK) – July 17th, 2019 – Today, PQube and developer Kadokawa Games summarise the biggest additions that Root Letter: Last Answer makes to the bestselling original. For everyone who missed the award-winning visual novel when it released in 2016, this is the perfect opportunity to experience the thrilling story of Aya Fumino for the first time or finally find out how it all ends.

Root Letter: Last Answer will be out on August 30th in Europe and September 3rd in North America for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 with a Day-One Edition, including a beautiful 100 pages artbook with unreleased works.

1. Live-Action Mode

... 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 additional 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 tweaks

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.

Follow in the footsteps of Aya Fumino, a school penfriend allegedly involved in a tragic murder 15 years ago. Explore the prefecture of Shimane, uncover clues, and use the letters you wrote to each other to track down her childhood friends for questioning. But perhaps these friends, now adults living a peaceful life, will not be eager to let their painful memories resurface…

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Release date and Day-One-Edition of Root Letter: Last Answer revealed

Let's get to the root of the issue

PQube (London, UK) – May 29th, 2019 – Today, PQube and developer Kadokawa Games reveal the release date and Day-One-Edition of Root Letter: Last Answer. The thrilling visual novel bestseller will be out August 30th in Europe and September 3rd in North America for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4! Soon-to-be investigators who pre-order that game or get it Day-One will receive a special edition including a beautiful 100 pages artbook with unreleased pieces.

Follow in the footsteps of Aya Fumino, a school penfriend allegedly involved in a tragic murder 15 years ago. Explore the prefecture of Shimane, uncover clues, and use the letters you wrote to each other to track down her childhood friends for questioning. But perhaps these friends, now adults living a peaceful life, will not be eager to let their painful memories resurface…

Solve a 15 year-old mystery

Many years have passed since the last correspondence with your pen friend Aya Fumino.

While those memories have been long left behind, a confession of murder revealed in her last letter has resurfaced.

It is now up to you to uncover the truth behind her disappearance.

An interactive visual novel

Navigate your way around xenor friends that have now reached adulthood.

Use the items and evidence at your disposal to make them confess!

A new way to enjoy the story

Turn on the live-action mode from the title screen at any time while playing to see Shimane's locations and residents come to life.

The complete experience

In addition to several gameplay improvements, Root Letter: Last Answer adds brand new epilogues that conclude Aya Fumino’s story.

A story with different outcomes

Your replies to Aya’s letters will have lasting consequences, and impact your relationship. Choose your answers carefully and shape a story with up to five different endings.

Check out #RootLetterLastAnswer on social media! For more information and the latest news, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Twitch and our homepage: http://pqube.co.uk/

Root Letter: Last Answer localization officially announced for Switch

A unique visual novel

PQube (London, UK) – April 30th, 2019 – PQube and developer Kadokawa Games are excited to announce Root Letter: Last Answer for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4! The visual novel bestseller will release later this year as an enhanced version of the gripping investigation story, including a new epilogue, gameplay improvements and a brand new live action mode, turning all the hand-drawn moments into reenacted scenes.

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?



A 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 rated by Aussie classification board

Getting to the Root of the problem

It looks like there's a really good shot at Root Letter: Last Answer seeing release outside of Japan. The game has just received an Aussie rating, and it lists PQube as the publisher. As you might know, when a game gets an Aussie classification, it usually means that a worldwide release is soon to follow. Hopefully we get a confirmation on that soon!

Root Letter: Last Answer - more screens, and a quick gameplay clip

When a letter is delivered 15 years late – you discover an old pen-friend was involved in a murder, before she disappeared. Travelling to her hometown, you must investigate the murder, using her past letters as clues to uncover the disturbing truth.

Check out more screens here

Hollywood movie adaptation of Root Letter: Last Answer in the works

Kadokawa Games and Akatsuki Entertainment have revealed that Root Letter: Last Answer will be getting a Hollywood live action movie adaptation. The movie's script hasn't been written yet, but members of Kadokawa and Akatsuki promise that the end result will please fans of the game. No release date has been set either.

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