Visual Art's/Key's Harmonia Kinetic Novel's Trailer Reveals English Release on Friday

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Kinetic novel gets English release first on Steam before Japanese release

Visual Art's/Key began streaming an English-subtitled trailer for its Harmonia kinetic novel PC game on Tuesday. The video describes the plot and introduces the story's main characters.

Visual Art's/Key will release the game on the PC via Steam on Friday, September 23, after being delayed from its previous spring release window. Visual Art's/Key will release the game in English before releasing the game in Japan.

The game will be a "kinetic novel," and like Key's previous planetarian kinetic novel, will only have one story "route."

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) planned the game, and Itaru Hinoue (Air, Clannad, Little Busters!) drew the original art and the character designs. Kai and Tsuzuru Nakamura were in charge of the game's scenario. Shinji Orito (Air, Clannad, Little Busters!) scored the music. Ayaka Kitazawa sang the opening song "Todoketai Melody," while Haruka Shimotsuki sang the ending theme song "Towa no Hoshi e."

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