Clannad is coming to Steam on November 23

Publisher Sekai Project has announced a translation of the famous visual novel Clannad will be coming to steam on November 23. The release is the end result of a succesful kickstarter campaign which managed to scrape in well over half a million dollars. In addition to an English translation, this version will have improved visuals and achievement integration.

What might surprise many is that this is actually the first official English release of Clannad, despite having a huge following in the west. This is because all the English versions of the visual novel currently circulating are fan-translations, as is the case with many Japanese VN’s. I have personally not read it and don’t know if I will now that there’s an official version, but I do know that there being at least the option to support the actual developers without having to learn Japanese, can only be a good thing.

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