Clannad JP Version + Physical + English | Pre-order Here at Playasia!

Clannad, Nintendo Switch, Switch, Japan, English, Multi-Language, release date, gameplay, features, price-, pre-order, prototype, story


Nintendo™ Switch – Japan

  • Clannad for Switch in Japan will now be available in both physical and digital formats.
  • Text support for both English & Japanese will be available in the game.
  • Pre-order for this version is open here at Playasia.


Key’s and Prototype classic visual novel Clannad was originally slated for Spring 2019 in release in Japan via the Nintendo eShop, but it has been delayed until July 4, 2019, according to the game’s official website. Nevertheless, the game will now be released in both retail and digital formats, instead of its eShop only release in Japan.

More so, Clannad will be playable in both English and Japanese as this game features text support for both aforementioned languages. YES, you read that right, Western fans. Plus, another bonus for the English fans is the “Dangopedia,” feature of the game. It is a handy reference tool that comes with various terms and keywords that explains the Japanese culture.

Moreover, Clannad will also hold various touchscreen options, including one way that allows the game to be played with just a single Joy-Con in one hand.

You can check out the look of the game’s box art below.

Clannad, Nintendo Switch, Switch, Japan, English, Multi-Language, release date, gameplay, features, price-, pre-order, prototype, story


Clannad, Nintendo Switch, Switch, Japan, English, Multi-Language, release date, gameplay, features, price-, pre-order, prototype, story

Will you be picking up this game when it launches on the 4th of July? Well, you better reserve your copies now, folks! The good news? You can pre-order Clannad here at Playasia! Click the button below to reserve yours.


And, if you prefer to get the game digitally via the Nintendo eShop, you can grab your Nintendo eShop cards here on our website as well.


Game’s History

A Japanese visual novel studio in Japan known as Key is the developer of the  Clannad. Originally, the game was first released in 2004 for Windows PCs with a rating for all ages. Later on, it was ported to several gaming platforms such as PS2, PSP, Xbox 360, PS3, and PS VITA but only available in the Japanese language.

However, in 2015, an American video game publisher named Sekai Project released an English version of the game on Steam. Before, those who want to have the translated version of the game need to purchase the PC Version.

But in June 2018, a PS4 version of the game with Japanese and English translation was released by Prototype. And now, the game is ready to spread its wings to the Nintendo Switch console in Japan.

Clannad is considered as one of the best visual novels ever made as its story touched so many people. Now, Clannad is more than ready to spread the incredible piece of storytelling it has to offer.


For those who don’t know what Clannad is all about, here is the game’s story for you.

The game is set in the Hikarizaka Private High School where Okazaki Tomoya studies. Tomoya is the lead protagonist who is a third-year high school often labeled as a delinquent. Behind those social judgments, Tomoya is actually leading a life full of resentment.

When he was still young, his mother died due to a car accident. His father Naoyuki was so weak to handle the situation and later on, became an alcoholic and gambler. Because for him, it is easier to survive life without his wife by doing these things.

As dark days entrails in their lives, constant fights between the two happened. Until one day, Naoyuki broke Tomoya’s shoulder. Since then, Tomoya began to distance himself from other people especially from his father. However, despite his emotionally-disconnected behavior and rude social tendencies, he is actually warm-hearted to others.

One day, while he was heading to school, Tomoya meets an unfamiliar girl named Furukawa Nagisa. Nagisa is Clannad’s main heroine. Nagisa is very timid and quirky in nature. However, she struggles with self-confidence and has an obsession with the anachronous mascot group known as the Big Dango Family. She is in the midst of repeating her senior year of high school due to an illness that made her completely weak, unable to attend school.

Since the day of their first encounter, Tomoya felt something strange for Nagisa and find himself heading towards a new path in his life. As the story progresses, Tomoya’s and Nagisa’s relationship has the potential to step up to the next level of friendship.

Enjoy the captivating story of Clannad and witness more interesting characters with their enjoyable and diverse personalities. Plus, another exciting feature of the game is the after story which occurs after the high school life of the characters.

As of the moment, no trailer for the Nintendo Switch has been revealed yet. So for now, you can just enjoy the PS4 trailer of the game below.



  • Full HD Support – All images will support full HD. Experience the never tired and moving story with more beautiful visuals than ever before
  • 5.1ch Surround Sound Support – All music (background music and songs) and some voices support 5.1ch surround sound. Connect a surround speaker system or 5.1ch headphones to your Nintendo Switch, and get wrapped up in the beautiful background music
  • Text Support for Both Japanese and English – Text supports both Japanese and English languages, including the digital manual (voices are Japanese-only). You can even switch languages during gameplay. There is also a “Dangopedia” feature that explains Japanese culture



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