With E3 2016 currently underway in Los Angeles, it is quite fitting for visual novel/indie publisher Sekai Project to make an announcement about expanding their reach to consoles.
All-ages visual novels being available on consoles is not too uncommon in Japan, but is a lot less frequent in western markets. Potentially making new steps to change this, Sekai Project have today announced they are officially teaming up with the North Carolina based Mighty Rabbit Studios and their Limited Run Games subsidiary. This partnership will see the companies porting over titles from Sekai Project’s (rather sizable) library over to the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.
Games published for consoles will not only be available through digital channels (PlayStation Store), but also through physical distribution. While digital copies of these games will likely be more plentiful, physical copies available through Limited Run Games will be sold online and available in limited runs.
No games have yet been confirmed for availability on consoles just yet, but watch this space.
Audi Sorlie of Sekai Project had this to say…
We are thrilled to finally be working officially with Mighty Rabbit Studios and Limited Run Games to bring many of our games to the PlayStation platforms. I have been getting emails about Limited Run Games for almost a year now from passionate fans from around the world wanting to get their favorite visual novel in limited physical form.
Since our very first talks with Mighty Rabbit Studios, we knew immediately what it feels like when doves cry, and it felt heavenly. Our companies’ philosophies of bringing fun, excitement and adventure to people around the world merged instantly, and we couldn’t have found a better partner to bring our games to the PlayStation platforms.
Josh Fairhurst from Mighty Rabbit Studios had this to say…
Mighty Rabbit Studios is crazy excited to be helping Sekai Project’s titles over to the PlayStation platforms. We’re hopeful that this will be the beginning of a long partnership that will bring even more of their awesome games to consoles and handhelds.
Additionally, we’re really stoked about the potential of bringing out physical editions of all of these games through Limited Run Games! The next year should be an exciting one for Sekai Project fans!