List of video games developed by Key

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Promotional image of Key 10th Memorial Box with the various Key visual novel covers from 1999 to 2009.

Key is a Japanese visual novel video game development studio and brand under the publisher VisualArt's. The video games developed by Key are initially published by VisualArt's and are originally released for Windows PCs; consumer ports are published by Interchannel and Prototype. Key released their debut title Kanon in 1999,[1] followed by their second title Air in 2000.[2] Both Kanon and Air were initially released as adult games,[1][2] but Key released their third game Clannad in 2004 with a rating of approval for all ages.[3] Key's fourth game Planetarian: The Reverie of a Little Planet was also released in 2004 with a rating for all ages, and is described as a "kinetic novel" by the development team because of its completely linear storyline.[4]

Key's fifth game Tomoyo After: It's a Wonderful Life was released in 2005 as an adult game and spin-off to Clannad; it expanded on the scenario of the heroine Tomoyo Sakagami from Clannad.[5] Key released their sixth visual novel Little Busters! in 2007 with a rating for all ages.[6] Key's seventh title Little Busters! Ecstasy was an expanded, adult version of Little Busters! released in 2008.[7] Key's eighth game Kud Wafter was released in 2010 as an adult game and spin-off to Little Busters! Ecstasy; it expanded on the scenario of the heroine Kudryavka Noumi from Little Busters! and Ecstasy.[8] Key released their ninth game Rewrite in 2011 with a rating for all ages.[9] Key released a fan disc of Rewrite titled Rewrite Harvest festa! in 2012.[10] The first volume in the episodic Angel Beats! visual novel has been announced.[11]

As of June 2013, 37 versions of Key's 10 released visual novels have been published by VisualArt's. Of the 37, 10 were released with an adult rating, and the remaining 27 had a rating for all ages. VisualArt's has ceased manufacturing 21 versions of Key's 10 games. Key released a box set called Key 10th Memorial Box in July 2009 containing six of Key's visual novels with a rating for all ages.[12][13] The availability of Key 10th Memorial Box was restricted to ordering online via mail order. Key released "memorial editions" of their first five games in April and May 2010 with ratings for all ages.[14][15]

Visual novel list[edit]

Windows[edit]

Visual novel release history
Title Version Release date Rating Status
Kanon Kanon (limited edition)[note 1] June 4, 1999[1] Adult Discontinued
Kanon (regular edition)[note 2] June 4, 1999[1] Adult Discontinued
Kanon (all ages edition)[note 3] January 7, 2000[1] All ages Discontinued
Kanon Standard Edition November 26, 2004[1] Adult Available
Kanon Standard Edition January 28, 2005[1] All ages Discontinued
Kanon[A] July 31, 2009[13] All ages Discontinued
Kanon (all ages memorial edition)[note 4] April 30, 2010[1][15] All ages Available
Air Air (limited edition)[note 5] September 8, 2000[2] Adult Discontinued
Air (regular edition)[note 6] July 27, 2001[2] Adult Discontinued
Air (all ages edition)[note 7] July 27, 2001[2] All ages Discontinued
Air Standard Edition April 8, 2005[2] Adult Available
Air[A] July 31, 2009[13] All ages Discontinued
Air (all ages memorial edition)[note 8] May 28, 2010[2][15] All ages Available
Clannad Clannad (limited edition)[note 9] April 28, 2004[3] All ages Discontinued
Clannad (regular edition)[note 10] August 6, 2004[3] All ages Discontinued
Clannad Full Voice February 29, 2008[3][16] All ages Available
Clannad[A] July 31, 2009[13] All ages Discontinued
Clannad (all ages memorial edition)[note 11] May 28, 2010[3][15] All ages Available
Planetarian: The Reverie of a Little Planet Planetarian: The Reverie of a Little Planet (Kinetic Novel edition)[note 12] November 29, 2004[4] All ages Available
Planetarian: The Reverie of a Little Planet (package limited edition)[note 13] April 28, 2006[4][17] All ages Discontinued
Planetarian: The Reverie of a Little Planet (package regular edition)[note 14] April 28, 2006[4][18] All ages Discontinued
Planetarian: The Reverie of a Little Planet[note 15][A] July 31, 2009[13] All ages Discontinued
Planetarian: The Reverie of a Little Planet (all ages memorial edition)[note 16] April 30, 2010[4][15] All ages Available
Tomoyo After: It's a Wonderful Life Tomoyo After: It's a Wonderful Life (limited edition)[note 17] November 25, 2005[5] Adult Discontinued
Tomoyo After: It's a Wonderful Life[note 18][A] July 31, 2009[13] All ages Discontinued
Tomoyo After: It's a Wonderful Life (all ages memorial edition)[note 19] April 30, 2010[5][15] All ages Available
Tomoyo After: It's a Wonderful Life Perfect Edition[note 20] September 26, 2014[19] Adult To be released
Little Busters! Little Busters! (limited edition)[note 21] July 27, 2007[6] All ages Discontinued
Little Busters! (regular edition)[note 22] September 28, 2007[20] All ages Available
Little Busters! Ecstasy Little Busters! Ecstasy (limited edition)[note 23] July 25, 2008[7] Adult Discontinued
Little Busters! Ecstasy (regular edition)[note 24] September 26, 2008[7] Adult Available
Little Busters! Ecstasy[note 25][A] July 31, 2009[13] All ages Discontinued
Little Busters! Perfect Edition[note 26] November 30, 2012[21] All ages Available
Kud Wafter Kud Wafter[note 27] June 25, 2010[8] Adult Available
Kud Wafter (all ages edition)[note 28] June 28, 2013[22] All ages Available
Rewrite Rewrite (limited edition)[note 29] June 24, 2011[9] All ages Discontinued
Rewrite (regular edition)[note 30] September 30, 2011[23] All ages Available
Rewrite Harvest festa! Rewrite Harvest festa! July 27, 2012[10] 15+ Available
Angel Beats! Angel Beats! 1st beat TBA[11] All ages To be released

Consumer ports[edit]

Consumer ports release history
Title First release date Publisher(s) CERO rating(s) Platforms
Kanon[24][25][26] September 14, 2000 NEC Interchannel, Prototype B Dreamcast, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable
Air[27][28][29] September 20, 2001 NEC Interchannel, Prototype B (DC, PS2), C (PSP) Dreamcast, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable
Clannad[30][31][32][33][34] February 23, 2006 Interchannel, Prototype C PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360
Planetarian: The Reverie of a Little Planet[35][36] August 24, 2006 Prototype A PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable
Tomoyo After: It's a Wonderful Life CS Edition[37][38][39][40] January 25, 2007 Prototype B PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Xbox 360
Little Busters! Converted Edition[41][42][43][44] December 24, 2009 Prototype B PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation Vita
Kud Wafter Converted Edition[45][46] May 9, 2013 Prototype C PlayStation Portable, PlayStation Vita
Rewrite[47][48] April 17, 2014 Prototype C PlayStation Portable, PlayStation Vita

Notes[edit]

  • A These six versions were released in the box set Key 10th Memorial Box.
  1. ^ Kanon Shokai-ban (Kanon 初回版?)
  2. ^ Kanon Tsūjō-ban (Kanon 通常版?)
  3. ^ Kanon Zennenrei Taishō-ban (Kanon 全年齢対象版?)
  4. ^ Kanon Memoriaru Edishon Zennenrei Taishō-ban (Kanon メモリアルエディション全年齢対象版?)
  5. ^ Air Shokai Gentei-ban (Air 初回限定版?)
  6. ^ Air Tsūjō-ban (Air 通常版?)
  7. ^ Air Zennenrei Taishō-ban (Air 全年齢対象版?)
  8. ^ Air Memoriaru Edishon Zennenrei Taishō-ban (Air メモリアルエディション全年齢対象版?)
  9. ^ Clannad Shokai Gentei-ban (Clannad 初回限定版?)
  10. ^ Clannad Tsūjō-ban (Clannad 通常版?)
  11. ^ Clannad Memoriaru Edishon Zennenrei Taishō-ban (Clannad メモリアルエディション全年齢対象版?)
  12. ^ Planetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~ Kinetic Novel-ban (planetarian ~ちいさなほしのゆめ~ Kinetic Novel版?)
  13. ^ Planetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~ Pakkēji-ban Shokai-ban (planetarian ~ちいさなほしのゆめ~ パッケージ版 初回版?)
  14. ^ Planetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~ Pakkēji-ban Tsūjō-ban (planetarian ~ちいさなほしのゆめ~ パッケージ版 通常版?)
  15. ^ Planetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~ (planetarian ~ちいさなほしのゆめ~?)
  16. ^ Planetarian ~Chiisana Hoshi no Yume~ Memoriaru Edishon Zennenrei Taishōban (planetarian ~ちいさなほしのゆめ~ メモリアルエディション全年齢対象版?)
  17. ^ Tomoyo Afutā Shokai Gentei-ban (智代アフター ~It's a Wonderful Life~ 初回限定版?)
  18. ^ Tomoyo Afutā ~It's a Wonderful Life~ (智代アフター ~It's a Wonderful Life~?)
  19. ^ Tomoyo Afutā ~It's a Wonderful Life~ Memoriaru Edishon Zennenrei Taishō-ban (智代アフター ~It's a Wonderful Life~ メモリアルエディション全年齢対象版?)
  20. ^ Tomoyo Afutā ~It's a Wonderful Life~ Perfect Edition (智代アフター ~It's a Wonderful Life~ Perfect Edition?)
  21. ^ Ritoru Basutāzu! Shokai Gentei-ban (リトルバスターズ! 初回限定版?)
  22. ^ Ritoru Basutāzu! Tsūjō-ban (リトルバスターズ! 通常版?)
  23. ^ Ritoru Basutāzu! Ekusutashī Shokai Gentei-ban (リトルバスターズ! エクスタシー 初回限定版?)
  24. ^ Ritoru Basutāzu! Ekusutashī Tsūjō-ban (リトルバスターズ! エクスタシー 通常版?)
  25. ^ Ritoru Basutāzu! Ekusutashī (リトルバスターズ! エクスタシー?)
  26. ^ Ritoru Basutāzu! Pāfekuto Edishon (リトルバスターズ!パーフェクトエディション?)
  27. ^ Kudo Wafutā (クドわふたー?)
  28. ^ Kudo Wafutā Zennenrei Taishō-ban (クドわふたー 全年齢対象版?)
  29. ^ Rewrite Shokai Gentei-ban (Rewrite 初回限定版?)
  30. ^ Rewrite Tsūjō-ban (Rewrite 通常版?)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Kanon" (in Japanese). Key. Retrieved May 16, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Air" (in Japanese). Key. Retrieved May 16, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Clannad" (in Japanese). Key. Retrieved May 16, 2009. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Planetarian" (in Japanese). Key. Retrieved May 16, 2009. 
  5. ^ a b c "智代アフター" [Tomoyo After] (in Japanese). Key. Retrieved May 16, 2009. 
  6. ^ a b "リトルバスターズ! 初回限定版" [Little Busters! Limited Edition] (in Japanese). VisualArt's. Retrieved May 16, 2009. 
  7. ^ a b c "リトルバスターズ! エクスタシー" [Little Busters! Ecstasy] (in Japanese). Key. Retrieved May 16, 2009. 
  8. ^ a b "クドわふたー" [Kud Wafter] (in Japanese). VisualArt's. Retrieved April 6, 2010. 
  9. ^ a b "Rewrite" (in Japanese). VisualArt's. Retrieved June 4, 2010. 
  10. ^ a b "Rewrite Harvest festa!" (in Japanese). VisualArt's. Retrieved May 11, 2012. 
  11. ^ a b "Products" (in Japanese). Key. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Key 10th Memorial Box official website" (in Japanese). Key. Retrieved May 16, 2009. 
  13. ^ a b c d e f g "Key 10th Memorial Box" (in Japanese). VisualArt's. Retrieved March 22, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Keyの過去五作品がメモリアルエディションで発売です!" [Key's Previous Five Titles Get Memorial Editions!] (in Japanese). Key. April 7, 2010. Retrieved April 8, 2010. 
  15. ^ a b c d e f "Key メモリアルエディション全年齢対象版 Key Official HomePage" [Key All Ages Memorial Edition Key Official HomePage] (in Japanese). Key. Retrieved April 30, 2010. 
  16. ^ "Clannad Full Voice" (in Japanese). VisualArt's. Retrieved May 17, 2009. 
  17. ^ "planetarian ~ちいさなほしのゆめ~ パッケージ版 初回版" [Planetarian: The Reverie of a Little Planet Package Limited Edition] (in Japanese). VisualArt's. Retrieved March 22, 2012. 
  18. ^ "planetarian ~ちいさなほしのゆめ~ パッケージ版 通常版" [Planetarian: The Reverie of a Little Planet Package Regular Edition] (in Japanese). VisualArt's. Retrieved March 22, 2012. 
  19. ^ "智代アフター ~It's a Wonderful Life~ Perfect Edition" [Tomoyo After: It's a Wonderful Life Perfect Edition] (in Japanese). Key. Retrieved July 24, 2014. 
  20. ^ "リトルバスターズ! 通常版" [Little Busters! Regular Edition] (in Japanese). VisualArt's. Retrieved May 16, 2009. 
  21. ^ "リトルバスターズ!パーフェクトエディション TVアニメ記念版" [Little Busters! Perfect Edition TV Anime Commemoration Edition] (in Japanese). VisualArt's. Retrieved October 12, 2012. 
  22. ^ "クドわふたー【全年齢版】 | Spec" [Kud Wafter (all ages edition) | Spec] (in Japanese). Key. Retrieved March 15, 2013. 
  23. ^ "Rewrite 通常版" [Rewrite Regular Edition] (in Japanese). VisualArt's. Retrieved October 2, 2011. 
  24. ^ "Kanon Dreamcast product listing" (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved May 23, 2009. 
  25. ^ "Kanon PS2 official product listing" (in Japanese). Interchannel. Archived from the original on January 8, 2007. Retrieved June 6, 2010. 
  26. ^ "Kanon PSP official product listing" (in Japanese). Prototype. Retrieved May 23, 2009. 
  27. ^ "Air Dreamcast product listing" (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved May 23, 2009. 
  28. ^ "Air PS2 official product listing" (in Japanese). Interchannel. Archived from the original on January 25, 2007. Retrieved June 6, 2010. 
  29. ^ "Air PSP official product listing" (in Japanese). Prototype. Retrieved May 23, 2009. 
  30. ^ "Clannad PS2 official product listing" (in Japanese). Interchannel. Archived from the original on February 26, 2007. Retrieved June 6, 2010. 
  31. ^ "Clannad PSP official product listing" (in Japanese). Prototype. Retrieved May 23, 2009. 
  32. ^ "Clannad Xbox 360 official product listing" (in Japanese). Prototype. Retrieved May 23, 2009. 
  33. ^ "ついにPS3に移植決定!『CLANNAD -クラナド-』" [Finally the Decision to Port to the PS3! Clannad] (in Japanese). Famitsu. April 3, 2010. Retrieved April 6, 2010. 
  34. ^ "Clannad | Spec" (in Japanese). Prototype. Retrieved August 1, 2014. 
  35. ^ "Planetarian PS2 official product listing" (in Japanese). Prototype. Retrieved May 23, 2009. 
  36. ^ "Planetarian PSP official product listing" (in Japanese). Prototype. Retrieved May 23, 2009. 
  37. ^ "Tomoyo After PS2 official product listing" (in Japanese). Prototype. Retrieved May 23, 2009. 
  38. ^ "Tomoyo After PSP official product listing" (in Japanese). Prototype. Retrieved May 23, 2009. 
  39. ^ "智代アフター~It's a Wonderful Life~CS Edition" [Tomoyo After: It's a Wonderful Life CS Edition] (in Japanese). Prototype. Retrieved September 30, 2010. 
  40. ^ "智代アフター~It's a Wonderful Life~CS Edition" [Tomoyo After: It's a Wonderful Life CS Edition] (in Japanese). Prototype. Retrieved July 5, 2012. 
  41. ^ "リトルバスターズ! Converted Edition" [Little Busters! Converted Edition] (in Japanese). Prototype. Retrieved November 19, 2009. 
  42. ^ "リトルバスターズ! Converted Edition" [Little Busters! Concerted Edition] (in Japanese). Prototype. Retrieved September 30, 2010. 
  43. ^ "リトルバスターズ!Converted Edition" [Little Busters! Converted Edition] (in Japanese). Prototype. Retrieved March 21, 2012. 
  44. ^ "リトルバスターズ! Converted Edition | Spec" [Little Busters! Converted Edition | Spec] (in Japanese). Prototype. Retrieved March 4, 2013. 
  45. ^ "クドわふたー Converted Edition | Spec" [Kud Wafter Converted Edition | Spec] (in Japanese). Prototype. Retrieved April 25, 2013. 
  46. ^ "PS Vitaの新作『クドわふたー Converted Edition』が発表――TGSプロトタイプブースではハズレなしの抽選会を開催!" [Kud Wafter Converted Edition is a New Title Announced for the PS Vita――A Lottery Without Losers Held at the Prototype Booth at TGS!] (in Japanese). ASCII Media Works. September 19, 2013. Retrieved September 19, 2013. 
  47. ^ "Rewrite | Spec" (in Japanese). Prototype. Retrieved February 11, 2014. 
  48. ^ "Rewrite | Spec" (in Japanese). Prototype. Retrieved August 26, 2014.