During Kadokawa Games’ media briefing today, they announced a completely new title called √letter or Root Letter as part of their first title of their new “Kadokawa Game Mystery” brand. [Thanks, Game Jouhou.]
The game takes place in Shimane Prefecture of Japan, and it’s been labeled as a “Youth Mystery Adventure” title for PlayStation 4 and Vita. Minoboshi Taro, known as the character designer for Love Plus and more recently Exist Archive, will work as the planner and character designer for Root Letter.
Here’s are some official details from Kadokawa:
The truth is endless sorrow.
The first title of the series “Kadokawa Game Mystery.” A collection of adventure games that explore human drama, featuring local Japanese culture and history.
Root Letter is set in the Shimane prefecture, a land with a rich history and beautiful nature.
The player will engage an adventure to solve the mystery of Fumino Aya, a pen pal friend from high school who disappeared after leaving a mysterious letter. A letter delivered 15 years later…
And an official debut trailer:
Root Letter will release in Japan in Spring 2016.