Clannad and Island Getting PS4 Ports in Japan

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

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Nagisa art from Clannad

Visual novel porting company Prototype have announced (via Weekly Famitsu) they are porting two more visual novels to PS4 for release in Japan in June. The bishoujo dating sims being ported are Clannad (developed by VisualArts/Key) and Island (developed by Frontwing/Prototype).

Clannad will release on 14th June for 5,200 yen and will be in full HD and have 5.1 surround sound.

Island will release on 28th June for 6,200 yen. It will also be in full HD.

Here are descriptions of each game, via VNDB:

Clannad

Okazaki Tomoya is a third year high school student at Hikarizaka Private High School, leading a life full of resentment. His mother passed away in a car accident when he was young, leading his father, Naoyuki, to resort to alcohol and gambling to cope. This resulted in constant fights between the two until Naoyuki dislocated Tomoya’s shoulder. Unable to play on his basketball team, Tomoya began to distance himself from other people. Ever since he has had a distant relationship with his father, naturally becoming a delinquent over time.
While on a walk to school, Tomoya meets a strange girl named Furukawa Nagisa, questioning if she likes the school at all. He finds himself helping her, and as time goes by, Tomoya finds his life heading towards a new direction.

Island

“Let’s go on a journey. Journey to kill me.”
Urashima, an island far from the mainland. The people who live there lead carefree lives. But five years ago, the island’s three great families suffered a series of misfortunes, and succumbed to suspicion. The people of the island cut off all contact with the mainland, and began a slow decline. The key to saving the island lies in three girls who belong to the three families. But they are bound by old traditions, and are conflicted. On that island, a lone man washes ashore. The man claims to be from the future, and he begins a solitary struggle to change the island’s fate.
In the game’s world, the island is closed off to outside contact due to a local disease known as “Baimonbyō” (Soot Crest Sickness) that was transmitted from the mainland. On the island, there is a legend of a tragic love between a boy named Setsuna, and a girl named Rinne. With the appearance of two individuals bearing the same name, the islanders ponder the legend’s significance.

Clannad is currently available for PC via Steam in English from Sekai Project, while Front Wing are localising Island for a release on PC in 2018.

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