Anchor announced plans to open a crowdfunding page later this month via Ubgoe to release Kimi ga Nozomu Eien on modern PCs. The crowdfunding effort is mainly for Japanese players who wish to play this game on modern PCs, but the publisher has also shared their plan to localize the game in English.
This will be the first time Kimi ga Nozomu Eien, known as Rumblin Hearts in the West, has been localized, so the option to launch this on Ubgoe is confusing. For global fans to participate, they can use PayPal on the platform. However, physical rewards would need to be managed by an alternate website, and the physical game for PC will not contain English text. Instead, an English patch will be released after the launch of the digital version.
Also, this will be the all-ages version titled Kimi ga Nozomu Eien Latest Edition, which is based on an updated version released in 2008 that features improved graphics, additional scenarios, and various other enhancements “to provide an enriched gaming experience.” The original release featured adult scenes that were later removed. Currently, they are not offering an option to have the adult scenes re-added.
The crowdfunding will be open from October 21, 2023 (Saturday) at 22:00 (JST) and will run until 23:59 (JST) on December 29, 2023.
Developer âge first released Kimi ga Nozomu Eien in 2001 on PC. This visual novel focuses on the concept of “realistic romance” and explores the idea that in order to attain something precious, one may need to make sacrifices elsewhere. After launch, the game received high praise from visual novel fans, significantly influencing a generation of authors and creators.
Notably, Kimi ga Nozomu Eien shares characters like Hayase Mitsuki and Suzumiya Haruka with the Muv-Luv game series, establishing several parallels between the two. The game has also been adapted into various forms of media, including TV anime, OVAs, radio shows, and console versions.
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