Norn9: Var Commons dev talks about translations and proofreading

An incredibly difficult and often thankless job

18 April 2023
by rawmeatcowboy 0

A few weeks back, Aksys Games announced that the fan-favorite otome title Norn9: Var Commons had launched for Switch. To celebrate the game’s release, Aksys has hosted a live-stream with Anne Lee, the person behind the translations and proofreading of Norn9: Var Commons and the upcoming fan-disc release of Norn(: Last Era. You can see their full interview in the video above.

In Norn9: Var Commons, child prodigy Sorata Suzuhara wanders away from his class on a field trip and blacks out. When he comes to, he finds himself in an unfamiliar place, and encounters a girl who informs him that he’s in Taisho-era Japan! She leads him to a ship to help him get home, but it is not a wooden sailing ship, but a round aircraft that flies using technology beyond Sorata’s imagination. Even stranger, he discovers twelve others, three young women and nine young men, all supposedly espers with special powers, on some kind of journey at the behest of a multinational entity known only as The World.

What is the purpose of their journey? What is their destination, and what is The World? Before Sorata can even begin to grasp his situation, the ship is attacked, and the mystery only deepens. Delve into the story of the ship and its occupants through the point of view of each of the girls, and unravel the mysteries trapped within.

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