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Root Letter Series Ships 500,000 Units

Root Letter Series Ships 500,000 Units - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 20 April 2022 / 935 Views

Publisher Kadokawa Games announced the mystery visual novel series, Root Letter, has shipped over 500,000 units. The figure includes digital sales.

The game first released for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in 2016, for PC in 2017, and for iOS and Android in Japan in  2017.

A remake of the game, Root Letter: Last Answer, later released for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita in 2018 in Japan and in 2019 in North America and Europe.

Here is an overview of Root Letter: Last Answer:

The return of the best-selling interactive mystery visual novel! Follow in the footsteps of Aya Fumino, a school penfriend allegedly involved in a tragic murder 15 years ago. Explore the prefecture of Shimane, uncover clues, and use the letters you wrote to each other to track down her childhood friends for questioning. But perhaps these friends, now adults living a peaceful life, will not be eager to let their painful memories resurface…

Key Features:

  • Solve a 15 year-old mystery – Many years have passed since the last correspondence with your pen friend Aya Fumino. While those memories have been long left behind, a confession of murder revealed in her last letter has resurfaced. It is now up to you to uncover the truth behind her disappearance.
  • An interactive visual novel – Navigate your way around Aya’s hometown, search for clues in the environment, and confront her former friends that have now reached adulthood. Use the items and evidence at your disposal to make them confess!
  • A story with different outcomes – Your replies to Aya’s letters will have lasting consequences, and impact your relationship. Choose your answers carefully and shape a story with up to five different endings.
  • The complete experience – In addition to several gameplay improvements, Root Letter: Last Answer adds brand new epilogues that conclude Aya Fumino’s story and a live action mode.
  • A new live-action mode – A new way to enjoy the story Turn on the live-action mode from the title screen at any time while playing to see Shimane’s locations and residents come to life.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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DonFerrari (on 20 April 2022)

Cool Visual Novel.

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ireadtabloids (on 21 April 2022)

I was going to make an Australian joke about this, but this game seems better than that.

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