Prototype has announced via their Twitter account that the popular visual novel Clannad will be released for the PlayStation 4 in the United States as a digital-only title on PSN sometime late this month. A European release is planned but there are no additional details to be shared at this time.
Here are some details regarding the story and the features of this particular version of the game:
After the death of his mother, Tomoya Okazaki—a guarded delinquent student at Hikarizaka High School—struggles to not only make sense of the abusive relationship he has with his alcoholic father, but also find meaning in his life.
While on his way to class one morning, he meets a mystifying girl named Nagisa. She is a delinquent like him, but only because she is repeating her senior year, unlike the perpetually tardy Okazaki.
From their brief encounter, Nagisa decides they should be friends, and enlists Tomoya's help to revive the school drama club. Not being busy in any way, he decides to join in. Along the way, the two make friends with many other students and try to find both solace and belonging in their endeavors.
- Full HD Support, The Series’ Highest Resolution – All images will support 1920×1080 pixels full HD, the series’ highest resolution. Experience the never tired and moving story with more beautiful visuals than ever before.
- 5.1ch Surround Sound Support – All music (background music and songs) and some voices support 5.1ch surround sound. Connect a surround speaker system or 5.1ch headphones to your PlayStation 4, and get wrapped up in the beautiful background music. (You can switch between stereo for music and monoaural for voices.)
- Text Support for Both Japanese and English – Text supports both Japanese and English languages, including the digital manual (voices are Japanese-only). You can even switch languages during gameplay. There is also a “Dangopedia” feature that explains Japanese culture.
The physical release will remain a Japan exclusive, though it's worth pointing out that release also features an English text option, so that is always an avenue for you collectors out there.