Solve a Mystery Years in the Making with "Root Letter Pen Pal Edition"

New Steam release includes soundtrack, artbook, and more.


UK's Rice Digital is bringing another visual novel full of mystery and intrigue to Steam. Now available for sale is Root Letter, starring Noriko Hidaka (Akane in Ranma 1/2, Noriko in Gunbuster).

Set in Shimane Prefecture, Root Letter sends the player in search of a pen pal missing for the last ten years. The game mixes traditional visual novel style gameplay with elements of exploration and investigation, along with high-end music and voice acting.


Purchase of the "Pen Pal Edition" on Steam will also net you a variety of physical goods, shipped straight to your home: a physical soundtrack, a reproduction of the letter and envelope set as seen in the game, a fully-localized edition of the original Japanese artbook, a limited giclée print, and a display case.


The collector's set sells for £29.99 and ships worldwide. Check out the Rice Digital website to order your cope.


Source: Rice Digital




Kara Dennison is responsible for multiple webcomics, blogs and runs interviews for (Re)Generation Who and PotterVerse, and is half the creative team behind the OEL light novel series Owl's Flower. She blogs at and tweets @RubyCosmos.

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