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Key’s Summer Pockets English Translation Has Been Completed


Visual Arts Key has announced that Summer Pockets's English translation has been completed. The PC version is planned for release in the West in 2019.  

Additionally, the developer shared a few localized screenshots of the game and noted that they have submitted the game to Steam and will be released in the West after quality checks. 

Check out the localized screenshots below:

Here's an overview of the game:

Summer Pockets is set on an isolated, rural and peaceful island on the Seto Inland Sea called Torishirojima, which has a population of about 2,000 people. The protagonist is Hairi Takahara, a young man not native to the island. Hairi grew up in an urban setting, but after an unpleasant incident, he uses the recent death of his grandmother as an excuse to come to the island to take care of her estate sale. 

Once there, he gets to know four girls who are the focus of the story. They include Shiroha Naruse, who forgot her summer vacation; Ao Sorakado, who is pursuing the legends of the island; Kamome Kushima, a high-class girl looking for a pirate ship; and Tsumugi Wenders, a younger girl trying to find herself." 

Summer Pockets is Key's 13th game, along with other titles such as Kanon, Air, and Clannad. The game's concept is by Jun Maeda, who felt that the game needed to make readers cry. Kai was brought in to direct the project, as well as co-write the scenario with Hasama and Yuu Niijima. Maeda decided not to write the scenario due to similarities in themes with Key's visual novel Air, which he primarily wrote. Although Air also features a rural, seaside setting during the summer, the development team aimed for Summer Pockets to have a different feeling to it. Nostalgia and the maternal bond are prominent themes in the game. 

Na-Ga is the chief artist and character designer, and additional character designs are provided by Tsubasu Izumi and Yūnon Nagayama. The game's soundtrack was composed by Jun Maeda, Shinji Orito, Donmaru, Tomohiro Takeshita and Ryou Mizutsuki.

Summer Pockets is currently available in Japan for PC, Nintendo Switch, and Android and iOS devices.

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