Rewrite Visual Novel Gets PS4 Release (Updated)
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Visual novel publisher Visual Art's announced on Wednesday that it will release its Rewrite visual novel on the PlayStation 4. Visual Art's is streaming the game's opening movie.
Prototype confirmed with ANN at Tokyo Game Show on Thursday that the PlayStation 4 release will include the content of Rewrite+.
The original 2011 Rewrite visual novel takes place in Kazamatsuri, a fictional city where civilization and greenery co-exist. Within it, players assume the role of student Kotaro Tennoji and interact with his fellow classmates Kotori Kanbe, Chihaya Ohtori, Akane Senri, Shizuru Nakatsu, and Lucia Konohana.
Itaru Hinoue (AIR, Kanon, CLANNAD) served as the game's project creator and main illustrator. Romeo Tanaka, Ryukishi07 (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, Umineko no Naku Koro ni) and Yuto Tonokawa (Little Busters!) wrote the game's storyline scenarios. Jun Maeda (AIR, CLANNAD, Angel Beats) was involved with the musical compositions and quality control. The original game was also ported to the PSP and PS Vita systems in 2014, followed by a PlayStation 3 version in February 2015.
Visual Art's Key brand released the Rewrite+ version of the game on PC in Japan on July 29. The game includes improvements and revisions to the game's scenario, with more sound effects added. The game also includes additional illustrations that weren't in the original game, and also includes the Rewrite Harvest festa! fandisc. Visual Art's will release the game in the West.
The Rewrite Harvest festa! fan disc, written by the game's original team of Tanaka, Ryukishi07, and Tonokawa, featured various additional stories involving the heroines of the original game, and both were illustrated by Key artist Itaru Hinoue.
The original game is inspiring an ongoing television anime series that premiered on July 2 that features the same voice cast as the game. The anime portrays a "sixth" route left untold in the game, which tells the story of "that girl." Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs in Japan.
Update: Prototype confirmed with ANN at Tokyo Game Show on Thursday that the PlayStation 4 release will include the content of Rewrite+.
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