NekoNyan to Release Aokana Visual Novel in English on Steam in Summer 2019

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Game inspired TV anime series in January 2016

Video game localization company NekoNyan announced on Friday that it will release the Aokana visual novel in the West. The game is slated for a release on Steam in summer 2019. NekoNyan is also working with Hikari Field to localize the game in Chinese.

Game developer sprite had stated in English earlier this month that there will be an overseas version of the game.

NekoNyan describes the game:

In a world where flying through the sky is as simple as riding a bicycle, the sport "Flying Circus" is all the rage.

Following the discovery of anti-gravitons, special shoes that allow an individual to fly, Anti-Graviton Shoes, took the world by storm.
And with the Grav Shoes came an entire new world for people to explore. Not long after, that revolution in technology gave birth to a brand new sport, Flying Circus, which used the shoes to make players compete in the open sky.

Masaya Hinata, who was once considered a prodigy, turned his back on Flying Circus after suffering a crushing defeat, although there was also another reason...
However, his former passion is reignited while teaching the new transfer student, Asuka Kurashina, how to fly.

This time, Masaya chooses to enter the world of Flying Circus not as a player, but a coach. Sometimes fighting, and at other times encouraging each other, he and his team decide to challenge the top student athletes in Japan.

Now, with Asuka by his side, how high will he be able to fly?

This is a love story about those who met through the sky, as well as the friends who surround them.

NrkyoNyan plans to release an 18+ patch for the Steam version, and also plans to release a physical version of the game. The company added that the adult scenes will not be mosaic-free "because sprite doesn't want it." The release is based on the console version of the game.

sprite/fairys released AOKANA: Four Rhythm Across the Blue on PC in November 2014, for PlayStation Vita in February 2016, for PlayStation 4 in January 2017, and for Nintendo Switch in March 2018. Most recently, sprite released all chapters of the game for iOS and Android on August 12. The first six chapters are available for free.

sprite announced in June that it will suspend operations following the release of its AOKANA: Four Rhythm Across the Blue (Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm) Perfect Edition / 4th Anniversary Box on November 30. The announcement is still posted on the game's website.

sprite/fairys announced in May that it was dissolving the fairys brand, so AOKANA: Four Rhythm Across the Blue, which was copyrighted under sprite/fairys, is now copyrighted under sprite only. Smartphone game company FLEET announced in March that it was acquiring fairys, but the announcement is no longer available.

AOKANA: Four Rhythm Across the Blue received a television anime adaptation by GONZO that premiered in January 2016.

Sources: Press release, Aokana's English website

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