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Over a year ago, the visual novel Aokana: Four Rhythm Across the Blue arrived on Switch in Japan. An English version is now in the cards following the latest Kickstarter success story.

NekoNyan, a company dedicated to visual novel localizations, recently opened a Kickstarter for a physical version of Aokana on PC. The campaign quickly raced past its €10,000 funding goal, and has done so well that the Switch version will be translated into English. The Switch release will be digital-only (at least as things stand now), but new features will be added: a music mode, sprite viewer, and voiceline bookmarker. No word on launch timing just yet.

You can keep track of Aokana: Four Rhythm Across the Blue on Kickstarter here.

Sprite shared some encouraging news about the new Switch version of Aokana: Four Rhythm Across the Blue. Ahead of its release, the company confirmed that the title is already profitable on Nintendo’s console.

As Aokana: Four Rhythm Across the Blue doesn’t launch until the end of this month, we won’t have sales data for several weeks. But what this tells us is that pre-orders are strong enough to provide Sprite with a solid return. Visual novels don’t tend to light the sales charts on fire, but reservations are good enough where Sprite won’t lose money on the port, and should be able to receive a decent amount of revenue in the end.


Aokana: Four Rhythm Across the Blue is in development for Switch, Sprite has announced. It will be released in Japan this winter.

Aokana: Four Rhythm Across the Blue is a romance visual novel game. It originally came out as a PC title in 2014, followed by PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4 versions. More details about the Switch edition will be shared at a later date.