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Remake of 1998 Visual Novel One Will Come Out in December

One., a remake of the classic visual novel One: Kagayaku Kisetsu E, will come out on Steam on December 22, 2023. It’ll be available in English, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, and Simplified Chinese. Nexton released the original game in 1998. Though there is a Steam page available where you can wishlist the game, it’s unclear how much it will cost.

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The remade version of One: Kagayaku Kisetsu E will come out for the 30th anniversary of Nexton, which is the company that developed the game. Since there is no warning on Steam, it likely will not have any erotic content, much like the PlayStation port. The original One: Kagayaku Kisetsu E for Windows PC was an adult visual novel.

One: Kagayaku Kisetsu E puts the player in the role of Kohei Orihara, who is a Japanese high school student. After the death of his father, Kohei becomes depressed and shuts himself in the Eternal World, which is a space inside of his mind. It becomes more and more difficult for him to leave, and there is a danger of being forgotten if you’re stuck in the Eternal World. Through his relationships with the six heroines in the story, he starts to ground himself more in reality.

The game is an influential one, and Kinoko Nasu of Type-Moon specifically cites One as what inspired him to become a video game writer. Staff who worked on One would later go on to create Kanon under Key. Aside from its influence on other games, the story spawned a novel series, as well as two OVAs.

One. will come out on December 22, 2023 for Windows PC via Steam.

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Stephanie is a senior writer who has been writing for games journalism and translating since 2020. After graduating with a BA in English and a Certificate in Creative Writing, she spent a few years teaching English and history before fulfilling her childhood dream of becoming a writer. In terms of games, she loves RPGs, action-adventure, and visual novels. Aside from writing for Siliconera and Crunchyroll, she translates light novels, manga, and video games.