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NEWS: VisualArt's to Release Key's Harmonia Visual Novel on Steam This Year




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Isinfier



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 10:11 am Reply with quote
VA is taking more of an active interest in Steam? Interesting. I wonder what they this will hold for the future of English translations.

Now, if only we could get Fate/stay night on Steam...
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 10:53 am Reply with quote
Isinfier wrote:
VA is taking more of an active interest in Steam? Interesting. I wonder what they this will hold for the future of English translations.

Fan translators have tackled almost their entire back catalog all the way to Rewrite, even Clannad was translated before Sekai picked it up(and re-translated it). Hopefully and at best this means official translations will pick up the torch henceforth...

Looks Like Sekai's Clannad kickstarter might have opened the floodgates to something nice... Smile
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Kougeru



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 11:31 am Reply with quote
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Visual novel publisher VisualArt's confirmed on its Facebook page on Tuesday


You mean Monday. It was posted 7 PM Pacific last night. I would say "unless you're using Japan time" but it's VisualArtsUSA.

Anyway, hopefully this will be up to their normal standards for VNs.
Edit: I say this because Charlotte didn't meet my personal expectations of "KEY quality".
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Ojamajo LimePie



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 1:36 pm Reply with quote
Blanchimont wrote:
Isinfier wrote:
VA is taking more of an active interest in Steam? Interesting. I wonder what they this will hold for the future of English translations.

Fan translators have tackled almost their entire back catalog all the way to Rewrite, even Clannad was translated before Sekai picked it up(and re-translated it). Hopefully and at best this means official translations will pick up the torch henceforth...


Visual Art's has more brands than just Key.
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pikopika



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 2:39 pm Reply with quote
What wonderful news! I look forward to the Steam Greenlight release.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 3:01 pm Reply with quote
Kougeru wrote:
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Visual novel publisher VisualArt's confirmed on its Facebook page on Tuesday


You mean Monday. It was posted 7 PM Pacific last night. I would say "unless you're using Japan time" but it's VisualArtsUSA.

Anyway, hopefully this will be up to their normal standards for VNs.
Edit: I say this because Charlotte didn't meet my personal expectations of "KEY quality".


Key at least has some experience with short VN's (Planetarian), but that was a long time ago. I'll probably buy it, but I'm not expecting much.
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Isinfier



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 6:24 pm Reply with quote
Blanchimont wrote:
Isinfier wrote:
VA is taking more of an active interest in Steam? Interesting. I wonder what they this will hold for the future of English translations.

Fan translators have tackled almost their entire back catalog all the way to Rewrite, even Clannad was translated before Sekai picked it up(and re-translated it). Hopefully and at best this means official translations will pick up the torch henceforth...

Looks Like Sekai's Clannad kickstarter might have opened the floodgates to something nice... Smile


Aye, I have a handful of Key's other works already, courtesy of fan translations. It'd be nice to see some official translations crop up now, though. I'm dying to see Little Busters! and Kanon on Steam.

I guess they've found a way around the biggest issues in the West, which was how to release the games. Steam is a fantastic platform for that.
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Megiddo



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 5:37 am Reply with quote
Glad to see that yet another Key title will be headed to Steam. Will definitely be picking it up, and I hope that we can get the Angel Beats series of VNs as well on there eventually.
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tsundereikemen



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 8:19 am Reply with quote
More visual novel releases for the western fans are always a good thing. Plus it would open the door for more (maybe even physical) releases of more VNs to come. Anime smile
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nhat



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 5:59 pm Reply with quote
I wish there's a physical copy for this
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