Root Letter Released for PC on Steam; Kadokawa Games Teases More Games "in the Near Future"

Kadokawa Games releases its first game on Steam, √Letter - Root Letter, and promises more to come.

July 7, 2017

A few weeks ago, Kadokawa Games announced that its visual novel/adventure game √Letter – Root Letter would launch on Steam, but no release date was known… until now.

Today, not only the Japanese publisher announced the release date… but that release date actually right now. The game is currently available on Steam.

On top of that, to celebrate the release, and Kadokawa Games’ debut on Steam, the title discounted by 25% for a limited time, costing $19.99 instead of $23.99. It comes with subtitles in English and Traditional Chinese on top of the Japanese audio.

Root Letter, that shipped over 200,000 copies on PlayStation platforms, tells the story of a man in his thirties living in Tokyo, traveling to Shimane Prefecture in order to locate an old penpal. Unfortunately, things are much more complicated than they seem, and mysteries pile onto each other with revelation after revealtion.  The character design by LovePlus artist Mino Taro adds to the intriguing story, providing the game with a charming look.


Producer and Kadokawa Games President Yoshimi Yasuda accompanied the press release with a statement, promising more games from the publisher coming on Steam “in the near future.”

“√Letter – Root Letter is the first title from “Kadokawa Game Mystery,” which strives to create Japanese Culture and History. √Letter – Root Letter is an adventure game featuring faithfully reproduced cityscapes and human drama that is interwoven by the people who live in the Shimane Prefecture. I’m very pleased to be able to deliver √Letter – Root Letter on Steam, which is filled with rich Japanese regional charm. Kadokawa Games Inc. is looking forward to releasing various titles on Steam in the near future.”

If you’re unfamiliar with the game and want to know how good it is, you can read my own review. It’s definitely an unique game, granting the player an intriguing glimpse on a little known region of Japan and a deep and complex mystery story. If you want to read more, you can also enjoy our interview with Director Zin Hasegawa.

On top of the Steam version, the game is currently available for PS4 and PS Vita, published by PQube.

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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