Sekai Project Gauging Interest In Localization Of Visual Novels By Key

By Ishaan . August 4, 2014 . 9:32am

Sekai Project are conducting a survey to gauge interest in the localization of games from Visual Art’s’ Key label.

 

The survey can be taken here, and asks which games you’d like to see brought over, what other publishers you’re interested in, and other related questions.

 

When we asked Sekai Project to comment on whether or not Key were taking a personal interest in the survey, we were informed that Sekai were conducting the survey more for personal  research, and so they could present their findings to Key.

 

Meanwhile, plans are underway to bring Key’s planetarian to Steam.


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  • Firion Hope

    Oh man I’d reeeeally love to play official versions of some of keys games, I thought it would never happen. I will buy like everything they make if it comes over ♥

    They even listed Angel Beats!!!

  • SupaPhly

    Didn’t Key once famously ask for a really high price?
    (Planetarian is a much smaller VN, which is why it was brought over easily)

    btw, I love Rewrite and I hope it never gets an anime adaption :P

    • Anewme…Again

      Yes, but a lot of things have changed, visual novel have a lot more exposure nowaday then a few years ago by being released on steam and mobiles.
      So maybe now, they would be willing to do it for less.

      • nonscpo

        Id personally love it if more visual novels were released digitally on tablets, it just seems to me that portables make the best platforms for VN’s.

        • Firion Hope

          Yeah tablets always seemd like the perfect platform for them to me. Would also like them on handhelds but Android would be perfect.

          • nonscpo

            Agreed I would love it if more and more visual novels were available for more OS’s especially tablets. As it stands right now the only distribution site Im aware of is mangagamer, and most of their games are for window platform only :(

      • Armane

        Not only that, but their properties might bring in less from licensing deals domestically compared with the past, and foreign licensing deals are probably more competitive than in the past where companies wanted to own the property outright.

  • nonscpo

    Already filled out the survey, when they asked what other Visual Novels we’d like localized I didnt have to think twice; I asked for “Aiyoku no Eustia” or “Eustia of the Tarnished Wings”. Hopefully well get Eustia and Clannad localized for the Vita, cant wait for “World End Economica” and “Fault Milestone One” to make their Vita debut next year too :D

  • Light Soul

    Just finished filling out my survey. Hope Visual Arts will take notice of them.

  • Brotato Chip

    would be awesome if they can collaborate with type-moon or Age

    • Anewme…Again

      Maybe someday, but i think starting with Key is the best idea since Key is probably the most known visual novel developer in the west.
      Almost everyone who have played a visual novel before know about at least 1 Key visual novel and even lot of peoples who watch anime know at least one anime based on a Key visual novel.

      Also Key usually make all age visual novel and only release 18+ visual novel at a later date, so if Sekai decide to release the all age version in the west, peoples wouldn’t have any reason the complain about censoring, since there wasn’t any sex scenes to begin with.

      • Brotato Chip

        oh yeah def not complaining about them starting with Key, but I threw in those 2 companies in the “other company’s games” part

  • Guest

    In the Survey, no.5 says, “What other company’s games do you want to see released in the West”?

    … are they implying that they do, or would be open to doing, localization work for other publishers? Like, say, for everyone who wants to see western versions of Shining Resonance or Lost Dimension or something?

    • DesmaX

      They should be talking about ther VN developers. I don’t think they’re a licensed console publisher.

  • animedemon

    wish someone localize some of gesen 18 games

  • http://www.play-asia.com/?affiliate_id=1573221 Ultrapieguy

    It would be so great if this spurned localization of visual novels en masse. Of course, this is just me being rather hopeful.

  • DesmaX

    Well, good luck for the team.

  • WikiSonic

    If Sekai Project can get Key titles released in the West they will have all of my support (and, more importantly, my money).

  • Shippoyasha

    Not meaning to infringe copyrights here…

    Just Do It.

  • Revolver Jesus Super Pimp

    Didn’t even have the read the whole thing, my full support is given.

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