Sekai Project's Kickstarter for Rewrite+ PC Visual Novel Ends Successfully
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Sekai Project's Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to fund a localization and physical and digital release for Visual Art's/Key's Rewrite+ PC visual novel ended successfully on Sunday. The campaign met its US$180,000 goal one day before it ended, and raised a total of US$207,200 from 2,087 backers. The campaign launched on October 18.
The campaign has an expected delivery date of November 2020 for the digital version, and January 2021 for the physical version.
Key released the game in Japan in July 2016 for the PC. The game includes improvements and revisions to the game's scenario, with more sound effects added. The game also includes additional illustrations that were not in the original game. Additionally, the game includes the "Rewrite Harvest festa!" fandisc.
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, Sizuru Nakatsu, and Lucia Konohana. The game inspired two television anime seasons in 2016 and 2017.
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 Yūto Tonokawa (Little Busters!) wrote the game's storyline scenarios. Jun Maeda (AIR, CLANNAD, Angel Beats!) was involved with the musical compositions and quality control.