The wait won’t be long for Kill la Kill fans to jump into the recently announced video game from Arc Systems Works. A new trailer debuted at Anime Expo, revealing the game’s 2019 release on PS4 and PC.
The previously released teaser showed none of the actual game. Instead, screen captures acted as the first look at anything in-engine. This trailer bucks that, however, showing an extensive fight scene between Ryuko and Satsuki. Punctuating the fight are clips and voiceover from the series, itself. As for the action, it’s too early to tell much. But anime games of late do have a tendency to go out of their way to capture the style and energy of whatever show they’re based on. Licensed games such as the Little Witch Academia game and the ever-popular Dragon Ball Xenoverse series or Dragon Ball FighterZ are good examples.
The Kill la Kill game looks to be a brawler wherein players take the reins of Ryuko and other characters from the anime. They proceed to duke it out in ridiculous fights, destroying the environment and each other. Studio Trigger made its name on its visuals. Anything made by Trigger has a distinct aesthetic that uses fluid, energetic motion to make the image leap from the screen. Kill la Kill is no exception. Capturing that in a videogame could prove challenging, though certainly not undoable. At the very least, the game appears to be headed in the right direction.
On top of the 2019 release, Arc Systems Works announced something else that had fans excited for the game. Writer, Kazuki Nakashima returns to write the scenario for the game. According to them, the game is like another episode. Anyone who’s seen the anime knows this means it’s basically impossible the game takes place after its events. So more likely the game either occupies an uncovered period of time during the events of the series. That or the game follows an alternate timeline that branches off from somewhere in the series proper.
Regardless of what it means for the game’s story, there are plenty of reasons to be excited, it seems. On top of all that, some will be happy to know that the company’s also looking at the possibility of dubbing the game in English. Whether that happens or not, it’s a good time to be a Kill la Kill fan.
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