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Former PlayStation Exclusive Root Letter Coming to PC in Japan; Steam Version Might Come Soon

Kadokawa Games' mystery game Root Letter is coming to a PC near you.

Today Kadokawa Games announced via press release that its mystery visual novel/adventure game Root Letter (Letter) is coming to PC in Japan.

The game is launching through a partnership with DMM.com via its DMM Game Player platform, and the release date is… today.

Root Letter‘s PC version costs 2,480 yen in standard edition and 2,980 yen in limited edition, including a digital art book in PDF, but it’s discounted by 1,000 yen until April 16th to celebrate the game’s release.

Interestingly, the press release also announces a popular vote to decide who will play the role of the heroine of the next “Kadokawa Mystery Game,” basically confirming that the series is going to continue, after the first game sold 200,000 copies worldwide.

The game tells the story of a man in his thirties living in Tokyo, traveling to Shimane Prefecture in order to find a penpal from a few years before, but things are much more complicated than what they seem. Character design by LovePlus artist Mino Taro gives Root Letter a charming look.

As a bonus, sources close to the situation confirmed to DualShockers that the development of a Steam version of the game for the west is already complete, and the publisher is in the process of deciding when to release it. We’ll keep you posted on this as soon as an official announcement is made.

If you’re unfamiliar with the game, you can read our full review here. It’s certainly an unique game, offering a lovely look at a little known part of Japan and a charming mystery story. You can also read our interview with Director Zin Hasegawa.

If you want to play the game in English, but can’t wait for the PC version, it’s currently available for PS4 and PS Vita.

Below you can check out a few screenshots that accompanied the press release.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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