It was announced by Kadokawa and PQube that the visual novel Root Letter: Last Answer is coming to PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch at some point this year. An exact release date was not given but the game will be released in English!
The live-action counterpart of the game originally launched in Japan on December 20 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Nintendo Switch. The game includes a live-action Drama Mode and four new Explanation scenarios. The Drama Mode replaces the illustrations and animated scenes with live-action photographs comprised of 90 different actors! Most of the scenery was taken in Shimane Prefecture in Japan. Players will be given the option to switch between the two modes.
The original visual novel released in June 2016 in Japan for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. It was later released in Europe in October 2016 and North America in November 2016. A PC version was released in July 2017 and a mobile version for iOS and Android in August 2017.
PQube describes Root Letter: Last Answer as follows:
Taking place in Shimane, one of Japan’s most beautiful prefectures, Root Letter is centered around an investigation into missing pen friend, Fumino Aya, 15 years after she allegedly murdered someone and ran away.
The story is told through the old letters she wrote to you in high school, along with you own investigation, as you probe for clues and witnesses from her old hometown.
What happened 15 years ago? Who was your pen friend? What do her friends know? Did she even exist?
An official trailer for Root Letter: Last Answer was released by PQube which you can view below: