Root Film, a Sequel to Root Letter, is Coming Next Year

PQube and Kadokawa have announced Root Film, a sequel to the award-winning visual novel Root Letter.

Called Root Film, the sequel to acclaimed mystery adventure game Root Letter will be releasing on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch next year.

Root Film takes us back to Shimane prefecture, and tells the story of 23-year-old Rintaro Yagumo. While scouting locations for a rebooted TV series that’s been off the air for 10 years, Rintaro gets tangled up in a horrible murder, drawing him into a thrilling mystery with a cast of memorable characters.


An array of investigative gameplay mechanics also add to the adventure. Use your intuition to collect keywords as you converse with characters, then confront your suspects in a fighting-game style face off where you use your gathered evidence to choose the correct conversation options. You can also use ‘Zapping’ to witness an event from the perspective of two characters at the same time, which can be useful to get the full picture of what happened.

Root Film will be coming to Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 at some point next year. Stay tuned for more details on the game as we get them, but for now you can check out the new announcement trailer below.