Root Letter Debut Trailer – Visual Novel Mysteryon November 19, 2015 by Kitsumeda
Visual novels are becoming ever more popular in the west. Steins;Gate, Phoenix Wright and Danganronpa gained popularity very quickly, while Clannad and Muv-Luv were among the biggest Kickstarters to date. It seems more publishers are willing to give this genre a go.
Kadokawa Games newest project is √Letter, a visual novel mystery adventure, which will be getting a world wide release in 2016 for PlayStation 4 and Vita. All the Root Letter videos are subbed in English. The character designer is Mino Taro, the person behind Love Plus.
The official description of the game is as follows:
The first title of the series “Kadokawa Game Mystery”. A collection of adventure games that explore human drama, featuring local Japanese culture and history.
√Letter is set in the Shimane prefecture, a land with a rich history and beautiful nature.
The player will engage an adventure to solve the mystery of Fumino Aya, a pen pal friend from high school who disappeared after leaving a mysterious letter. A letter delivered 15 years later…
It’s up to you to solve the mystery and find out what exactly happened. Did Aya really exist or was everything she wrote a fabrication. As expected the game will feature multiple endings depending on the contents of the letters you send and will have significant impact on the outcome.