It’s been almost 30 years since the founding of Nexton, the Japanese software publisher from Osaka, and as a celebration, the company has called upon novamicus (one of its subsidiaries) to develop and produce ONE. It’s set to launch in 2023 in Japan, with no mentions of a western release date or any platform information, so we’ll have to stay tuned if we want any more information.
Quite literally, the entire brunt of what we’ve been given can be summed up in a short trailer and a piece of artwork by Illustrator Itaru Hinoue, with a tagline reading “There exists another world. A world without a destination to go to. A world where time remains still. Yet it is ‘ONE’ with hope. An eternal world…”, and it seems like it’s going to be a remake of ONE: Kagayaku Kisetsu e, originally being released 25 years ago for PC on May 29, 1998.
We’ve got a bit more evidence to back this up in the trailer. It depicts ONE: Kagayaku Kisetsu e characters Mizuka Nagamori, Rumi Nanase, Misaki Kawana, and Akane Satomura.
Everything else about the game will have to be revealed in due time, but there’s already discussion between long-term fans of Nexton and ONE: Kagayaku Kisetsu e about, especially, the platforms that it’ll release on. Nexton is known for producing visual novels. Adult visual novels, more specifically. So, there’s a bit of concern about any potential Nintendo version lacking some elements. But there’s nothing more to do besides wait for more details (and hopefully a localisation).