Aokana: Four Rhythms Across the Blue for Switch coming west

Kickstarter campaign reaches Switch stretch goal.

Aokana: Four Rhythms Across the Blue

The Kickstarter campaign for the English physical edition of Aokana: Four Rhythms Across the Blue for PC has reached its €80,000 stretch goal for development on a Switch version.

“Yesterday we reached stretch goal #6!” publisher NekoNyan said in a blog post. “When we first launched this Kickstarter we never expected we’d hit €80,000! And now here we are with a Nintendo Switch version of Aokana in the works.”

In Japan, Aokana: Four Rhythms Across the Blue is already available across various consoles in addition to PC, including PS Vita, PlayStation 4, and Switch. At this time, it is unknown whether NekoNyan is using the Japanese Switch version as its base, or if it is porting the PC version on its own.

The Switch version of the game will offer a new Music Mode, Sprite Viewer, and Voiceline Bookmarker.

Here is an overview of the game, via its Steam page:

Story

In a world where flying through the sky is as simple as riding a bicycle, the sport “Flying Circus” is all the rage.

Following the discovery of anti-gravitons, special shoes that allow an individual to fly, Anti-Graviton Shoes, took the world by storm.
And with the Grav Shoes came an entire new world for people to explore. Not long after, that revolution in technology gave birth to a brand new sport, Flying Circus, which used the shoes to make players compete in the open sky.

Masaya Hinata, who was once considered a prodigy, turned his back on Flying Circus after suffering a crushing defeat, although there was also another reason…
However, his former passion is reignited while teaching the new transfer student, Asuka Kurashina, how to fly.

This time, Masaya chooses to enter the world of Flying Circus not as a player, but a coach. Sometimes fighting, and at other times encouraging each other, he and his team decide to challenge the top student athletes in Japan.

Now, with Asuka by his side, how high will he be able to fly?

This is a love story about those who met through the sky, as well as the friends who surround them.

Characters

  • Asuka Kurashina – An eternally upbeat, painfully honest transfer student. She’s also an exceedingly polite girl, who’s always respectful, no matter who she may be talking to. Brimming with curiosity, and packed with a can-do attitude, she’ll do everything she can to achieve her goals. And once she gets into something, she’ll never give up!
  • Misaki Tobisawa – Masaya’s classmate, who is blessed with exceptional talent. Plus, she’s a massive glutton. She’s the kind of girl who always does as she pleases, which leads others to think of her as an airhead. However, she takes great care of her grandmother, who she’s extremely attached to, and has been absorbing her worldly wisdom since a young age.
  • Masahiro Arisaka – A tiny gamer girl who’s a year younger than Masaya. Masahiro is a very adorable, peppy energizer bunny who always speaks her mind. She respects Misaki to the point where she follows her around 24/7.
  • Rika Ichinose – An honors student who puts up a brave front. She becomes Masaya’s neighbor after her family’s move. On the outside, she appears to be a perfect student who can handle everything on her own, but she’s actually quite stubborn and is unable to share her true feelings.

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