Root Letter Heads to PC Sometime Later This Year

Kadokawa Games is bringing their mystery-themed visual novel Root Letter to PC.

The game will launch for PC via Steam sometime later this year. The visual novel first launched for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita back in June of last year, only to get a PC release via publisher DMM in Japan.

Here’s a rundown on the game, via its Steam page:

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. Using Visual Novel and investigative gameplay elements, Root Letter elevates the Visual Novel genre to a whole new level.

Key Features

  • An intense murder mystery set in a gorgeous, real-word, rural Japanese setting.
  • Stunning Visual Novel artwork from the renowned artist Minoboshi Taro.
  • Increased gameplay elements – search for clues, present evidence and explore environments.
  • Travel freely around Shimane, visiting real world locations and interviewing suspects.
  • Interrogation mode allows you to present evidence to characters and catch them out in lies.
  • Unravel the truth from your pen-friend’s letters – was she telling the truth, was she even real?
  • Make difficult choices as you straddle an investigation spanning 15 years.
  • Five different endings with wildly different routes – for a huge level of replayability.
  • Incredible Soundtrack from composer Takashi Nitta and lead voice actor role for Noriko Hidaka (Ranma)


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  1. Nagato
    June 20, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    So this opens up the door to other Kadokawa properties making it Steam, most interesting:

    Demon Gaze, Rodea (the Sky Soldier), potentially Lollipop Chainsaw… perhaps even God Wars at some point in the future.

  2. InfectedAI
    June 20, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    That’s funny. I just looked it up on Steam to see if it was on PC after being disappointed that the PS4 version is on sale but not the Vita version.

  3. Fenrir007
    June 20, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    >Rodea (the Sky Soldier)

    Oh man, this game would be great with mouse controls, much better than the WiiU at least (though I liked the Wii control scheme a lot).

  4. Fenrir007
    June 20, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    No Vita title will be left unported.

  5. GameZard
    June 20, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    Great another game freed from the vita.

  6. Feniks
    June 21, 2017 at 3:39 am

    It was already ported to the PS4.

  7. catazxy
    June 21, 2017 at 7:39 am

    Pretty smooth, but usually these games are digital only on pc.

  8. ProxyDoug
    June 21, 2017 at 11:38 am

    Is that John Cena?

  9. Fenrir007
    June 21, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    I am aware.

  10. Waifu Engineering
    Waifu Engineering
    June 22, 2017 at 3:00 am

    Played this game on Vita and was disappointed.

    What I expected: Romance high school waifus
    What I got: Be an asshole to townspeople simulator