There’s no crying in baseball… except for when it comes to Little Busters, there really is.
In an announcement made on January 25th, it was revealed that the tear-jerker visual novel, Little Busters, from Key and Jun Maeda will be ported over to the Nintendo Switch. The game is set to be released in English and Japanese on April 23rd.
This isn’t going to be some skimpy re-release though. This version will contain all of the story and gameplay additions found in the previous Vita, PSP, and PC releases. Plus, the special “Buster-pedia” will be included as well, which will explain many of the cultural elements found throughout the story for foreigners who aren’t as familiar with Japanese culture.
Little Busters is a mystery/slice of life visual novel first released in Japan back in 2007. It has been ported to many different systems over the years, but it wasn’t until 2017 when we got an official fully translated English commercial release of the game on Steam. The game was adapted into two anime seasons, Little Busters and Little Busters: Refrain, in 2012. The story is described as:
Riki Naoe lost his parents as a child, and fell deep into despair.
He was saved by a group of kids who called themselves the Little Busters: Kyousuke Natsume, Masato Inohara, Kengo Miyazawa, and Rin Natsume.
They took him and played at being heroes who fought tireless evil around them.
Riki discovered endless joy in spending time with his new friends, even though the group was silly and their missions tended to end in failure.
Over time, it washed away his loneliness and suffering.
Years later, the whole gang was attending the same school, and Riki became a second-year.
They were still as silly as ever and spent their youth following Kyousuke’s silly ideas.
This is big news for fans of crying their eyes out over heartfelt stories created by a master of the genre, so be sure to mark your calendars for this one!
Source: Crunchyroll News