Symphonic Rain

The 2004 visual novel and rhythm game, Symphonic Rain, is coming to Steam as an HD reborn edition. The game, published by Degica, will feature remastered HD artwork by original character designer and artist, Shiro. Symphonic Rain is expected to release June 14th.

Here is the Symphonic Rain’s description on Steam:

Rain…the eternal, never-ending rain.

In Piova, the city of music and endless rain, young men and women gather to pursue their dreams of becoming musicians. Chris Vertin is one of these young men, leaving his rural hometown and girlfriend behind to enroll in the Piova Communal School of Music.

Winter has come and it’s been over two years since Chris began styuding to become a Fortenist—a master of the magical instrument known as the Fortelle. Graduation is only a few months away, and Chris must perform an original song together with a vocal partner for his final examination. But Chris, feeling unmotivated and listlessly spending his days, has yet to even try to find a partner. His entire world consists of letters he receives from his girlfriend and a 14 centimeter tall musical fairy living in his room.

Let us play the Fortelle in time with the metronome of the rain’s patter. When the sound of Chris’s playing harmonizes with the voice of the musical magic fairy who knows what might happen?

The story, written by Maoto Nishikawa, features multiple endings depending on your performance during the musical segments. Ritsuko Okazaki, singer and songwriter, performed for Symphonic Rain‘s soundtrack.


Tyler Trosper
Tyler Trosper graduated Ball State University with a major in Creative Writing and a minor in Professional Writing. Originally joining Operation Rainfall as an anime news writer, he also writes gaming news and dabbles in reviews. His one true love in life is Xenosaga, and he prays daily for a fourth game.