by Jason Young, staff editor, Inside AX-Anime Expo
KEY’s (Clannad, Angel Beats!) newest title, Rewrite is due out on June 24. According to Wikipedia, KEY has employed Ryukishi07 of 07th Expansion (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, Umineko no Naku Koro ni) and Romeo Tanaka (Kazoku Keikaku, Kana: Little Sister) to work on the game’s scenario.
Lead KEY staffers Itaru Hinoue (Air, Clannad) who drafted the original plans for Rewrite will be working on the character designs while Jun Maeda and Shinji Orito will be working on the soundtrack. Maeda also served as a quality controller for the project.
With companies such as Nitro+, Minori and OverFlow starting to release games in English and English visual novel distributors willing to work with fan translators, is the day we finally see a proper English commercial release for a KEY game be on the horizon? As a fan of KEY, Maeda and visual novels….I along with thousands of other fans can only hope.
For more information about the game, please visit KEY’s official site (JP).