VisualArts and Key had a booth at Anime Central 2016, where an English localization of an established Key game was announced. During a press interview session, Takahiro Baba, the CEO of VisualArts, confirmed Rewrite+ would be released outside of Japan. In addition, flyers at the developer and publisher’s booth showed Rewrite+ as part of the English software lineup, alongside titles like Clannad, Planetarian, Tomoyo After: It’s a Wonderful Life, Little Busters! Perfect Edition, and Harmonia.
During a press interview, AniTAY asked about a Rewrite release, now that it’s being turned into an anime series. Baba replied, “Yes. There are plans for an English release. With the [anime release] of Rewrite, there will be a new story arc added and those will be incorporated into a new version called Rewrite+ and, once that is made, that will be localized to English and may be made available on Steam.”
Rewrite+ stars Kotarou Tennouji, a young man who can use a Rewrite ability to make his body stronger and Aurora power to make weapons. These come at a cost, as using Rewrite too often will bring him closer to becoming a familiar. He joins his high school’s occult research society and ends up investigating their home town, Kazamatsuri’s, unsolved, otherworldly mysteries. In addition to dialogue choices made during the story, how often Kotarou uses Rewrite influences the path people follow.
VisualArts and Key have yet to announce a release window for Rewrite+. It will be available on Windows PCs.