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Visual Art's/Key to Release Harmonia Kinetic Novel Game 1st in English

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Air/Little Busters! artist, composer reunite for Key's 15th anniversary game arriving this year

Visual Art's/Key began streaming an English promotional video on Friday for its Harmonia kinetic novel PC game. The video reveals that the company will release the game first in English before it will release the game in Japan.

Visual Art's/Key did not give a release date for the game, but the Japanese promotional video stated in March that it will arrive in 2015.

Visual Art's/Key describes the story as follows:

This is a story from a very, very distant era.
The world has suffered from a great war.
The contaminated atmosphere is turning ash gray, life on earth almost came to a stop and water started vanishing.
The world population has declined remarkably compared to the Golden age.
The people joined together to live in this world.

It was in these times, that a “Phiroid”, a robot that can feel, woke up in a decayed facility.
The fruit of science before the war, a humanoid, feeling robot.
They were promised a new partner, one that could make their life easier
But the awakened Phiroid finds out very quickly that he is emotionless.
Perhaps he was not finished during the manufacturing process, since his right hand is not covered with artificial skin, his mechanical parts visible.
The Phiroid boy wanted to get closer to humans.
And continued to wander through this devastated world, looking for the emotions he was missing.
One day, he was taken in by a girl.
She thinks of him as a human, and is kindly looking after him.
A little but warm town.
The Phiroid boy began learning what feelings are in living together with the girl.

The game celebrates Key's 15th anniversary, and the theme of the game is "emotion."

KAI (Clannad) is planning the game, and Itaru Hinoue (Air, Clannad, Little Busters!) is drawing the original art and the character designs. KAI and Tsuzuru Nakamura are in charge of the game's scenario. Shinji Orito (Air, Clannad, Little Busters!) is scoring the music. Ayaka Kitazawa sings the opening song "Todoketai Melody," while Haruka Shimotsuki sings the ending theme song "Towa no Hoshi e."

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