Emotional Visual Novel ‘Summer Pockets’ Delayed in the West for “Potential Mature Content Rating”

Visual Arts Key announced that the western release of their emotional visual novel Summer Pockets has been delayed from December 2019 to early 2020.

The title was set to release on PC-via Steam in December 2019, but it seems the developer jump the gun revealing a release window for the game. Sadly, it seems they are in talks with Valve and have encountered some “technical hiccups.” The team revealed that they are currently in discussion with Valve regarding a “potential mature content rating” in the west. While games don’t need an ESRB rating on Steam, this could mean the game will just be behind an age-gate on the digital storefront.

Released in Japan in 2018, Summer Pockets tells an emotional story of a boy named Hairi Takahara, who travels to this island Seto Inland Sea after his grandmother passes away. The death was tough him and he uses the island as a way to escape dealing with the loss. During his stay, he meets four girls who each make an impact on through their unique personalities and views on life. Each of these girls is also on the island for a particular reason and through the story, they’ll all figure out more about themselves and hopefully find what they were looking for.

Many of the staff members who worked on games like Clannad, Little Busters!, and Angel Beats!, are working on this title so expect an emotional roller coaster of intense storytelling. Additionally, I should mention that this is an all-ages visual novel.

The Nintendo Switch version of the game has not been confirmed for the west at this time.

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