Visual Art's/Key's Air Visual Novel Gets PS Vita Port This Summer
posted on by Jabulani Blyden
Japanese video game developer Prototype announced on Saturday that it will port Visual Art's/Key's 2001 visual novel Air to the PlayStation Vita and PlayStation TV this summer.
The new port will add a visual novel adaptation of the spinoff novel "Hatsuzora no Shō" (New Year's Sky Chapter). The story focuses on Kanna and Uraha, and how they first met.
The port will also add touchscreen functionality to make choices, move ahead in dialogue, and jump to the next set of choices. The port will support 960x544-pixel resolution, and the colors of the game will be fine-tuned to better suit the PS Vita.
Visual Art's/Key released the original adult visual novel on the PC in 2000, and shipped an all-ages version in 2001. The visual novel has since been ported to the Sega Dreamcast, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, and iOS/Android devices. In 2005, Kyoto Animation produced a 13-episode television anime series based on the visual novel, and Toei Animation produced an anime film in the same year.