VisualArts Posts Its First Localization Survey

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VisualArts has taken to Twitter to share its first localization survey. The VisualArts Localization Survey 2018 takes about 10 to 15 minutes and offers people an opportunity to provide insight that might help the company determine which visual novels could be released outside of Japan.


The VisualArts Localization Survey 2018 starts by asking people which Key visual novels they have played, with options like AIR, CLANNAD, Kanon, Little Busters! and Planetarian: The Reverie of a Little Planet. After that, it asks about Key anime series. It also eventually asks about people’s interest in Key-related social games like Angel Beats! Operation Wars, Key Collection, Little Busters! Card Mission and Rewrite IgnisMemoria.


When the survey gets into upcoming Key titles, Summer Pockets is mentioned often, even before the question where it gauges interest in playing the game. It also asks if people want to see AIR, Kanon and Kud Wafter. Later, a question asks what features people want to see in English releases, with things like achievements, an English glossary of Japanese terms, minigame leaderboards, Japanese voice acting and HD artwork mentioned.


Some non-Key games are also brought up. VisualArts asks if people would be interested in seeing games like Floral Flowlove, Gakuen Heaven, Gin’iro Haruka Hanasaki Work Spring!, Hatsuyuki Sakura, Karumaruka Circle, Natsuyume Nagisa, Polyphonica Crimson, and Polyphonica the Black. There is also a segment where people can share the titles of any three visual novels they would like to see localized.


Key and VisualArt’s Summer Pockets will be released in Japan on June 29, 2018.

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