Game company Prototype announced on Thursday that the Nintendo Switch version of Visual Art's/Key's Clannad visual novel will launch physically and digitally in Japan on July 4. The limited-edition physical release will bundle a drama CD. The game was previously announced as a digital-only release.
The game will support Japanese and English text, and will have a new 5.1 surround sound mix, full touchscreen support, as well as the English Dangopedia from the previous English releases.
Sekai Project released the Clannad visual novel on the PC via Steam in November 2015 after a successful Kickstarter campaign. Sekai Project also released the Clannad: Side Stories visual novel on the PC via Steam in 2016. Prototype also released the game for the PlayStation 4 last June in both English and Japanese.
The original visual novel has already been ported to PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PSP, Xbox 360, PlayStation Vita, and smartphones in Japan.
<!–The game inspired an anime movie and two television anime series. The series follows delinquent high school student Tomoya Okazaki, who one day meets a strange girl named Nagisa Furukawa who is a year older, but is repeating her last year of high school due to illness. Tomoya becomes involved with Nagisa and her hopes of restarting the school drama club.–>