It was announced by Limited Run Games via their official Twitter account that KEY’s Clannad visual novel is heading to the West on Nintendo Switch! Pre-orders for the game begin at Noon eastern time on April 14.
Limited Run Games will be releasing a collector’s edition of the game which will include a guidebook and soundtrack along with the game itself.
A television anime adaptation aired in 2007/2008 that spanned 23 episodes. In 2008/2009, the second half of the series, Clannad: After Story, aired and spanned 24 episodes. MyAnimeList.net describes the series as follows:
Tomoya Okazaki is a delinquent who finds life dull and believes he’ll never amount to anything. Along with his friend Youhei Sunohara, he skips school and plans to waste his high school days away.
One day while walking to school, Tomoya passes a young girl muttering quietly to herself. Without warning she exclaims “Anpan!” (a popular Japanese food) which catches Tomoya’s attention. He soon discovers the girl’s name is Nagisa Furukawa and that she exclaims things she likes in order to motivate herself. Nagisa claims they are now friends, but Tomoya walks away passing the encounter off as nothing.
However, Tomoya finds he is noticing Nagisa more and more around school. Eventually he concedes and befriends her. Tomoya learns Nagisa has been held back a year due to a severe illness and that her dream is to revive the school’s drama club. Claiming he has nothing better to do, he decides to help her achieve this goal along with the help of four other girls.
As Tomoya spends more time with the girls, he learns more about them and their problems. As he attempts to help each girl overcome her respective obstacle, he begins to realize life isn’t as dull as he once thought.
Clannad is created by KEY studio and Jun Maeda who also created visual novels such as Air, Kanon, Little Busters, and Rewrite.