Kanon Releases in Spring 2023 for Switch in Japan

    Key's timeless visual novel comes to Switch.

    The 2022 year-end issue of Famitsu reveals romance visual novel Kanon releases in spring 2023 for Nintendo Switch in Japan. Prototype will publish the classic Key-developed visual novel.

    The new Nintendo Switch version of Kanon includes color enhancements, 16:9 aspect ratio, and the ability to scroll up and down event CG. Further, characters are fully voiced with the exception of the partially voiced protagonist. Japanese voice actors for Ayu Tsukimiya, Nayuki Minase, Mai Kawasumi, and Makoto Sawatari remain unchanged, and Shiori Misaka is voiced by Akari Sato.

    Here’s an overview of the romance visual novel via VNDB:

    Yuuichi Aizawa, a high school student, returns to a town that he last visited 7 years previously to live with his aunt and cousin. For a reason he’s not quite sure of, he can hardly remember anything about his last visit, but initially this doesn’t seem to worry him too much.

    The day after he arrives he goes into town where he (literally) bumps into a girl named Ayu Tsukimiya, and Yuuichi’s memories slowly begin to return.

    Kanon first launched for PC in 1999 before coming to Dreamcast in 2000 and PlayStation 2 in 2002. The visual novel would receive PSP and mobile ports throughout the years, but an official English release never came. A worldwide release of the Nintendo Switch version remains unconfirmed (Thanks, Gematsu).

    Soul Kiwami
    Soul Kiwami
    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Deputy Editor in Chief of Final Weapon and a News Writer at Game Rant. With a passion for the Japanese gaming industry, Raul is a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs and fighting/action games. business email:

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