AOKANA's Game Maker sprite Resumes Operations

posted on by Alex Mateo
sprite plans to work on Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm Extra 2 game

The official website for game maker sprite announced on Thursday that it has resumed operations, after it had halted operations last March. The game maker listed fan requests and a desire for former members to produce more works as the reasons for the "revival." S-Works will be sprite's parent company.

According to its website, sprite would like to work on the Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm Extra 2 (AOKANA: Four Rhythm Across the Blue Extra 2) visual novel. The company is considering ways that it can produce the game given the current circumstances, and it will provide more information in January 2020.

The company had announced its planned halt of operations in June 2018 after the release of the AOKANA: Four Rhythm Across the Blue (Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm) Perfect Edition / 4th Anniversary Box in November 2018. Following the announcement of cessation of operations, sprite indefinitely halted development on Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm Extra 2 and Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm Zwei.

The company announced in May 2018 that it was dissolving the fairys brand, so AOKANA: Four Rhythm Across the Blue, which had been listed under the copyright of sprite/fairys, would be listed under sprite only. Smartphone game company FLEET announced in March 2018 that it was acquiring fairys, but the announcement is no longer available.

The company 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. The game received a television anime adaptation by GONZO that premiered in January 2016.

Video game localization company NekoNyan launched a Kickstarter campaign and met its goal for the physical release of its English and Chinese release of sprite's Aokana visual novel in June.

sprite also published the original game for Love, Election and Chocolate in 2010.

Thanks to Kougeru and Mami Kawada Lover for the news tip.

Source: sprite's website

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