Shiravune has announced that the novamicus-developed visual novel remake ONE. is now available on PC via Steam for a base price of $19.99. It is currently 20% off for a launch week discount concluding on December 28, 2023.
Moreover, the Switch version of the title will launch via the eShop tomorrow for $69.99 for some reason.
ONE. is a remake of the classic visual novel ONE ~Kagayaku Kisetsu e~, initially released in Japan in 1998. The game was one of the seminal entries to the nakige subgenre, that is, the dramatic titles engineered around the idea of making players cry for the tragic events that happen to the main characters.
The game’s story was written in a collaboration between Jun Maeda (who’d later become famous for his Key projects), Naoki Hisaya, and Shinji Takabayashi. Character illustrations come from Hinoue Itaru. The new edition includes the opening song, “Eien to Iu Hikari,” performed by singer fhána.
ONE. tells the story of a young man who was just a regular student but, little by little, ended up creating a small world for himself. As he feared the oncoming changes of leaving school life behind, he started noticing the beauty of everyday life and wishing for something eternal.
His experience led him to pay more attention to his childhood friend and classmate Mizuka Nagamori, the consistently positive senpai Misaki Kawana, and other girls who have been close to him.
A free demo is available via Steam and Switch.
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