Key's planetarian Visual Novel Gets Switch Release in Spring 2019

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
N. America, Europe, Japan release includes English, Japanese, Chinese text

Game developer Prototype announced on Friday that it will release Visual Art's/Key's planetarian ~the reverie of a little planet~ "kinetic novel" for the Nintendo Switch in North America, Japan, and Europe with English, Japanese, and Chinese text. The release is slated for spring 2019.

Visual Art's/Key (Clannad, Rewrite, Angel Beats!) originally released the planetarian ~the reverie of a little planet~ "kinetic novel" in Japan on personal computers in 2004 before porting it to the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable consoles. The story takes place 30 years after a world war put a halt to space development. The protagonist, simply known as "the Junk Hunter," attempts to restore a planetarium's projector after meeting a robot.

Sekai Project licensed the PC version of the game and released it on Steam. VisualArt's also released an English version for iOS.

The planetarian anime project includes the five-episode planetarian: Chiisana Hoshi no Yume (planetarian: The Dream of the Small Star) anime, which premiered in July 2016, and the planetarian: Hoshi no Hito (planetarian: Star Person) anime film, which premiered in September 2016. The net anime adapts the main game's story, while the film is "another story" about what happens to Kuzuya afterward.

Funimation streamed the net anime and with an English dub. Funimation released the anime alongside the film in a Blu-ray Disc, DVD, and Digital HD release on August 14.

Visual Art's/Key ran a successful Campfire crowdfunding campaign in Japan for a VR anime based on the novel, which debuted in July.

Source: Prototype's official Twitter account via Gematsu

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