Visual novel launches August 30 in EU, September 3 in NA
Publisher PQube revealed a date for the western console release of Root Letter: Last Answer. While we'll have to wait to find out when it's set to arrive on PC, the PS4 and Switch versions hit Europe on August 30, followed by North America on September 3.
The Day One Edition—which includes purchases made via pre-order and at launch—packs the game with a 100-page art book.
PQube announced plans for a western release near the end of April. Here's how they describe the updated classic:
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.
And here's the trailer for those who missed it: