Key Unveils New Version of Summer Pockets Game With Added Features

Visual Art's/Key revealed during a live stream on Saturday that it is producing a new version of its Summer Pockets game titled Summer Pockets REFLECTION BLUE. The game will feature a new heroine named Shiki Kamiyama, the promotion of the characters Miki Nomura and Shizuku Mizuori as heroines, a new route for the character Umi Katou, more slice-of-life scenarios, modifications to the table tennis mini-game, the addition of two theme songs, over 2 million (Japanese) characters of additional text, 130 new CG artwork, the addition of character songs playing throughout the game, and a new limited edition physical release of the game.

The game originally launched for PC in June 2018 in Japan. Visual Art's/Key and Prototype launched the game's Nintendo Switch version digitally and physically in Japan on June 20. The companies also released the game on smartphones. The game has an English version currently in production.

The game takes place in a rural district of a certain isolated island. The story focuses on "one nostalgic summer."

Jun Maeda (Kanon, AIR, Clannad, Angel Beats!) is credited with the original concept. Na-Ga (Angel Beats!, Little Busters!, Charlotte), Tsubasu Izumi (Akane Iro ni Somaru Saka, Mashiroiro Symphony - The color of lovers), and Yūnon Nagayama (Angel Beats!) are credited with providing the original illustrations.

Yū Niijima (Koi x Shin Ai Kanojo, Majo Koi Nikki), Kai (Clannad, Rewrite, Harmonia), and Hasama (Tokyo Babel, Kimi to Kanojo to Kanojo no Koi.) wrote the scenario. Maeda composed the music with Shinji Orito (Angel Beats! Harmonia), Donmaru (planetarian, Little Busters!, Giniro, Haruka), and Tomohiro Takeshita (planetarian, Angel Beats!, Harmonia).

Source: Visual Art's/Key's live stream (at 1:10:03 mark) and Twitter account via Otakomu

Update: Key reported on Twitter on Monday that its Saturday presentation was in error when it stated that just the added scenarios will have 2 million (Japanese) characters. According to the Monday post, the presentation should have stated that all the scenarios combined, old and new, will now have 2 million (Japanese) characters. Thanks, Kougeru.