Planetarian Ultimate Edition Announced for PC in Japan; Localization Being Considered by Visual Arts

Key and Visual Arts have announced Planetarian Ultimate Edition. This new release will be available on PC and include the short story Snow Globe. Both the collection and Snow Globe as a standalone will be released in Japan on August 27. Though only the Japanese release has been confirmed at this moment, an English localization is being considered by Visual Arts.

Planetarian is a kinetic novel developed by Key, who’s also known for famous titles such as Clannad and Little Busters!. Its story is written by Yuuichi Suzumoto, with illustrations by Eeji Komatsu. It’s fully voiced, with the two main protagonists voiced by Keiko Suzuki and Daisuke Ono.

It tells the story of Hoshino Yumemi, a companion robot who looks like a young woman and works as a guide in a planetarium. With humanity nearly extinct and a perpetual deadly rain on the surface, no one visits the place.

However, one day a man exploring the area to plunder goods from the old civilization finds the planetarium. Despite not understanding what the android wants, he ends up helping her fix the projector that would show them the stars.

Planetarian has been released in English for PC (Steam) in 2014 and Switch in 2019. We’ll keep you updated on news about this new edition’s localization and western release as Visual Arts reveals more details about the new edition.


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Ivanir Ignacchitti

Random Japanese games are my jam. Handhelds, RPGs, VNs and PC banzai.