AOKANA: Four Rhythm Across the Blue Switch Game's Video Reveals March 29 Release Date

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Nintendo Switch version originally slated for winter

The official YouTube channel of the game brand sprite began streaming a promotional video for the Nintendo Switch version of its AOKANA: Four Rhythm Across the Blue (Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm) visual novel on Friday. The video reveals that the game will ship on March 29.

The game was originally slated for release this winter.

The limited edition will bundle an 80-page visual fan book, character song CD, and drama CD for 9,800 yen (about US$86). The regular physical edition will cost 6,800 yen (US$60), and a digital version will also be available for an undecided price.

The game's story is set on an archipelago of four islands far south of Japan or even the South Seas. It is all but a different world from modern Japan. From the discovery of anti-gravitons came the dream invention of anti-graviton shoes ("grash") that let people fly the skies. They introduce people to a new realm by enabling flight with just one's own body strength, without feathers or engines. This led to the rise of the sport of "Flying Circus" (dogfight race).

The protagonist who once hoped for a future in this sport suffered a setback due to an overwhelming defeat, and withdrew from the sport for this and some other reason. However, he met the transfer student Haruka Kurashina, and in teaching her to fly the skies, the old passion returned. He takes part in the Flying Circus again.

The game features planner and main scenario writer Nachi Kio (The Fruit of Grisaia), as well as scenario writers Ryōichi Watanabe (Harumade, Kururu) and Ryūsuke Mutsu (Sakaagari Hurricane). Suzumori served as art director and co-designed the characters with Itsuka Yūki. Elements Garden scored the soundtrack. Mami Kawada contributed the "grand opening theme song" "crossing way," theme song "Wings of Courage -Sora wo Koete-," and "grand ending theme song" "Sky is the limit." Kotoko contributed the insert song "Infinite Sky."

sprite/fairys released the game on PC in November 2014 and on the PlayStation Vita in February 2016. The game received a PlayStation 4 version on January 26. The game received a television anime adaptation by Gonzo that premiered in January 2016, and Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan.

[Via Gematsu]

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