By Ishaan . February 16, 2011 . 1:28pm
If you’re familiar with visual novels, you’ve likely heard of Ever17. If you haven’t, Ever17 is an immensely popular title amongst the visual novel community, and tells the story of seven people trapped in an underwater theme park.
Originally developed by KID, Ever17 is getting an Xbox 360 remake courtesy of 5pb, according to this week’s Famitsu magazine. The game will remade from scratch, with conversation scenes using 3D models, and will have new event graphics and a new ending. The Xbox 360 remake of the game is slated for release sometime this summer.
Ever17 was co-written by Kotaro Uchikoshi, who some of you might know better as the writer of 999: 9 Hours, Persons, 9 Doors. In case you missed it, you can read a Siliconera interview with him about 999 and his inspiration for the game.
Meanwhile, the director of Ever17, Takumi Nakazawa, is working on Root Double: Before Crime * After Days in collaboration with publisher, Yeti.
You can view screenshots of the Ever17 remake at Famitsu.com.