Visual Art's/Key's Jun Maeda Launches 1st New Game in 13 Years
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
A teaser website launched on Thursday to reveal that Jun Maeda (Kanon, Air, Clannad, Angel Beats!) is developing Heaven Burns Red, his first completely new game in 13 years. The role-playing game is slated to launch for iOS and Android devices in 2020.
Key and WFS are credited with the original concept, and they are collaborating to produce the project. Maeda is providing the main scenario for the game. Yuugen (Outbreak Company) is providing the main visual and character designs based on Na-Ga (Angel Beats!, Little Busters!), Fumuyun, and Maroyaka's original designs. Maeda is also producing the music for the game and providing the theme and insert songs with Nagi Yanagi (Waiting in the Summer, IRODUKU: The World in Colors songs).
The website is previewing Maeda and Yanagi's theme song "Before I Rise."
A Twitter campaign is celebrating the game's announcement and offering three colored paper boards signed by the project's main staff.
Maeda provided the original concept for the Summer Pockets game that debuted for Windows PC in June 2018 and for iOS and Android devices in December 2018.