English Planetarian on iOS?!

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English Planetarian on iOS?!

#1 Post by akizakura » Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:29 am

That's what this article says.

Considering how iffy Key has been about the Western market, I'm VERY surprised and hoping it's the real thing. I'm not saying that to knock fan-translations (though I don't like a scenario where someone would charge and deprive the creators of money), but if Key really took the steps and had one of their works translated and released into English, it may very well mean their position is changing.

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#2 Post by gekiganwing » Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:32 am

Heard about it after Hanako Games mentioned it on Twitter. Purchased it on iTunes just minutes later.

I believe the company releasing products for mobile devices is VisualArts. Their VNDB entry shows that they've released some untranslated side stories related to Little Busters. According to what I see on iTunes at the moment, there's also content related to Rewrite.

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#3 Post by AxemRed » Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:51 am

Uhm, doesn't Visual Art's -own- Key? Why are you talking about it as if it's some random third party?

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#4 Post by borisoda » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:07 am

Yeah I was surprised by this too,
hope they decide to release other games in future on android as well lol

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#5 Post by akizakura » Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:01 pm

AxemRed wrote:Uhm, doesn't Visual Art's -own- Key? Why are you talking about it as if it's some random third party?
Sorry for the confusion. I wasn't referring to VA being able to distribute Key games, but whether this really IS VisualArts. I was more concerned about it being a pirated copy - when the App Store first started, I remember seeing games being distributed illegally, but I suspect Apple's reigned it in since then.

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#6 Post by neebuu » Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:31 am

Planetarian being my favorite visual novel (kinetic novel, technically) I was really excited to see it on the iOS market and jumped to buy it. The official translation is not as favorable as the fan translation, but it's still really great!

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#7 Post by pwisaguacate » Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:23 am

Ah yes, I remember reading about the iOS release... I played Planetarian last year, and it was a GOOD kinetic novel. It needs more love, and I suspect the music album (not OST) is even less well known.

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