By Patrick Aguda / August 31st, 2018
NekoNyan has officially announced that they will be bringing Sprite’s AOKANA: Four Rhythms Across the Blue visual novel to the West in Summer 2019. The company will also release the game in China through their partner, Hikari Field. According to NekoNyan, this is a license they have been fighting for since the company was founded and they hope to live up to the fans’ expectations.
A synopsis for AOKANA is given by NekoNyan and is as follows:
In a world where flying through the sky is as simple as riding a bicycle, the sport “Flying Circus” is all the rage.
Following the discovery of anti-gravitons, special shoes that allow an individual to fly, Anti-Graviton Shoes, took the world by storm.
And with the Grav Shoes came an entire new world for people to explore. Not long after, that revolution in technology gave birth to a brand new sport, Flying Circus, which used the shoes to make players compete in the open sky.
Masaya Hinata, who was once considered a prodigy, turned his back on Flying Circus after suffering a crushing defeat, although there was also another reason…
However, his former passion is reignited while teaching the new transfer student, Asuka Kurashina, how to fly.
This time, Masaya chooses to enter the world of Flying Circus not as a player, but a coach. Sometimes fighting, and at other times encouraging each other, he and his team decide to challenge the top student athletes in Japan.
Now, with Asuka by his side, how high will he be able to fly?
This is a love story about those who met through the sky, as well as the friends who surround them.
You can check out the opening movie for the visual novel below. There are a total of three openings for the game and NekoNyan will release the others over the following months.
Here are some important notes for the game provided by NekoNyan:
- Summer 2019 Release
- PC release based on the console version
- 18+ Patch for the Steam version
- ENG/CH language option
- This game has an adorable kitten that is waiting to get adopted
According to the FAQ on the game’s official English website, the H-scenes for the game will have mosaics as Sprite does not want it to be mosaic-free. NekoNyan has also stated on the FAQ that there will be a physical release for the game. Unfortunately, they can not say whether or not the game will have a release on consoles.
AOKANA is set to release in the West on PC via Steam in Summer 2019. It will have both English and Chinese language options.
SOURCE: NekoNyan Official Blog
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