By Chris Melchin / November 23rd, 2015
As of today, Sekai Project has officially released classic Key/VisualArt’s visual novel CLANNAD on Steam. It was originally released in Japan in 2004, and this is the first time the visual novel has seen an official worldwide release.
Sekai Project’s full press release can be found below.
CLANNAD Now Available on Steam from Sekai Project
The world-renowned romantic visual novel from VisualArts/Key receives its first official English language release
LOS ANGELES – November 23, 2015 – After a decade, the wait is over! Sekai Project, a publisher and licenser of Japanese new media and electronic entertainment, in cooperation with VisualArts/Key, today announced that CLANNAD is now available on Steam for Windows-based PCs.
A hugely-successful and internationally known visual novel, CLANNAD was first published and released in Japan on PC in 2004. Along with having been ported to several popular gaming consoles and handheld gaming devices, CLANNAD has made the transition from a Windows-based PC title, to manga, audio drama CDs, and even an animated television series. With the help of Sekai Project and 5,819 Kickstarter backers, pledging $541,161, CLANNAD is now available to a whole new audience.
“The past 11 months have been a rollercoaster ride of dedication and determination from a truly hard working team,” said CLANNAD project director, Yui-Man Mak. “I sincerely hope that everyone will get as much fun out of playing and reading through CLANNAD, as we all did working on it!”
CLANNAD follows the story of Hikarizaka Private High School student Tomoya Okazaki, an emotionally-distant delinquent student. After losing his mother in an accident and subsequently falling victim to an abusive, alcoholic father, Okazaki meets a strange young girl, Nagisa Furukawa, who is repeating the year due to a severe illness. Furukawa enlists Okazaki to help revive their school’s drama club. With nothing much else going on in his life, Okazaki agrees to help, making friends with many of the school’s other students along the way, and learning about all of the different problems and challenges that they face…
CLANNAD Key Features:
- First-ever official English language translated release, complete with the licensed Japanese voice talent of Mai Nakahara, Ai Nonaka, Mamiko Noto, Daisuke Sakaguchi, and more!
- HD Upgrade: All visuals have been upgraded to 1280×960.
- Dangopedia: Exclusive to the English version, the Dangopedia term encyclopedia is a handy reference tool for understanding aspects of Japanese tradition and pop culture.
- Achievements: Steam achievements are supported! There’s also an in-game menu to review your achievement progress.
Watch the opening video for CLANNAD: youtu.be/ayOi8nqzzeg
Purchase CLANNAD from Steam for $49.99 (£29.99, 45,99€) with a 15% off discount for a limited time: store.steampowered.com/app/
VisualArts is one of Japan’s largest publishers of visual novels. The company specializes in the development of game engines and distribution of the games created from them to multiple platforms including PC and console platforms. Presently VisualArts is publishing for over 40 game brands, including their most famous studio, Key. http://key.visualarts.gr.jp/
About Sekai Project
Sekai Project is a Los Angeles-based licensing and publishing company focused on Japanese media content and electronic entertainment. Founded in 2013, the company strives to improve the way in which fans can connect with creators through the creative use of publishing, social media, and crowdfunding opportunities. Sekai Project aims to bring quality content to the Western world. https://sekaiproject.com/