Root Letter To Be Published By PQube In The West

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During Kadokawa Games’ E3 press conference they announced that PQube would be taking western publishing responsibilities for their upcoming mystery visual novel, Root Letter.

If the name sounds familiar, they’ve published games such as Steins;Gate, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator and are currently working on localizing Gal*Gun: Double Peace and Steins; Gate 0.

No release date was given, but we’re to expect a 2016 release for both North America and Europe.

Root Letter will be available on both PS4 and PS Vita.

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  1. Mr0303
    June 13, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    Not my type of game, but I’m glad PQube are localising it. They’ve been pretty awesome when it comes to niche Japanese games.

  2. Shiroken
    June 13, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    My wallet is happy with so many niche releases.

  3. Kiryu
    June 13, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    Who knows,maybe they can pick up Persona 5 in Europe.

  4. Eldhin Hellknight
    Eldhin Hellknight
    June 13, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    The girl looks perfect for some hentai stuff

  5. sanic
    June 13, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    I’m really curious about this

  6. landlock
    June 13, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    I read somewhere that Kadokawa are translating and Pqube is just publishing it.

  7. landlock
    June 13, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    I think someone like SquareEnix or Deep Silver are more likely personally. As it seems they have a bidding war for there titles.

  8. Kiryu
    June 13, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    I don’t want SE anywhere near P5.

  9. TheCynicalReaper
    June 13, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    Root Letter looks like it will be boring, droll, and dry…
    …yet incredibly rich, interesting and engaging at the same time. Maybe the bad feeling I get when I look at it comes from the artwork. Something about is…
    I mean, it’s gorgeous and well crafted but something…just something about it
    I’m really looking forward to it.

  10. Soaringfalco
    June 13, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    I personally am really interested in the story, cant wait!

  11. Neppers
    June 13, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    Glad this didn’t go to NISA.

  12. Immahnoob
    June 13, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    I would have said generic and old style. Not that I dislike it, it’s ok.

  13. PenguinPlayer
    June 13, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    This reminds me of/looking like a Makoto Shinkai movie except not as pretty.

    I trust PQube and I will buy this, but I can see this not faring well at all in the west since it looks like a melancholic mystery/drama without big anime tiddies.

  14. Chocolate ISISCream
    Chocolate ISISCream
    June 13, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    Based PQube.

  15. TheCynicalReaper
    June 13, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    It’s gorgeous to me, maybe because of the old style and shading (and the proportions aren’t so out of wack) but “generic” fits the bill perfectly, mate. Nicely said

  16. Feniks
    June 13, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    But that’s impossible, the PS4 isn’t supposed to have games.

  17. TT
    June 14, 2016 at 12:22 am

    I’m still a bit livid at the fact they are probably doing the third Danganronpa game though.

  18. 萌えゲー
    June 14, 2016 at 4:04 am

    If only. Then a Japanese voice option could finally become reality.

  19. Smug
    June 14, 2016 at 4:39 am

    >literally having handheld games, remasters and ports
    It’s basically a travesty.

  20. Guin
    June 14, 2016 at 9:30 am

    Is it just me or is the art made by the guy from the Loveplus games?

  21. Guin
    June 14, 2016 at 9:31 am

    It’s not so much old as it is more subdued compared to outlandish and colorful designs we’ve come to get used to from anime.

  22. Immahnoob
    June 14, 2016 at 9:34 am

    I still call that old. The old ones were always the one that used darker hues. Even colorful shit like Sailor Moon had that.

    As for less outlandish, that is correct, although, the “outlandish” style was always a thing, it’s just that with time, they swapped styles since one became more popular than the other.

  23. Guin
    June 14, 2016 at 9:46 am

    It’s all stylistic choices pretty much. Stuff like Creamy Mami and Candy Candy had a wide color palette but it was darker in hue in comparison to the new stuff most likely because they still used cel animation not digipaint or computers. If they had access to such tech back then, they’d most likely look like Pretty Cure brightness.

    With Root Letter, I think they’re going for something along the lines of Steins;Gate and a few other Japanese mystery series like Kamaitachi no Yoru. Those use minimalist designs as the norm.

  24. Immahnoob
    June 14, 2016 at 9:59 am

    “If they had access to such tech back then”


    “Those use minimalist designs as the norm.”

    And that’s fine, my point was that it’s old and generic, which you just pointed out yourself indirectly.

    None of the two adjectives are used in a negative manner since yes, they’re stylistic choices (except for the “old” one, since that just couldn’t be avoided back then).

  25. Raziel Barkrai
    Raziel Barkrai
    June 14, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    I think it is? He’s also working on Exist Archive too.

  26. Jigsy
    June 15, 2016 at 7:42 am

    Mino Taro, and yes.

  27. Jigsy
    June 15, 2016 at 7:43 am

    This isn’t going to be dubbed, is it?

    Esp. with a seiyuu cast of Minaguchi Yuko and Inoue Kikuko! <3