VisualArts announced their plans to release the Key developed kinetic visual novel Planetarian: The Reverie of a Little Planet digitally on Nintendo Switch in Spring 2019.
Originally released in Japan in 2004, Planetarian: The Reverie of a Little Planet came west in 2014 on PC-via Steam. The story follows the events thirty years after the failure of the Space Colonization Program at a time when humanity is nearing extinction. As a junker, players will meet a confused human AI company named Hoshino Yumemi.
Over the game’s story, players will discover more about the junker as he builds a friendship with this robot and remembers more about how the world used to be before it went to hell.
The Nintendo Switch version of the game will release in North America, Europe, and Japan with language support options for English, Chinese, and Japanese. Additionally, this version of the game will only have the original Japanese voice over. Pricing for the game has not been revealed.
You can check out the Nintendo Switch key art below:
Author’s take: Planetarian is a special visual novel that pacts a whole lot of feelings into a short story. The developer gets you to care about these character’s situation and the state of the world in a way that I haven’t experienced in too many kinetic visual novels.
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