Studio Trigger made quite the scene when they created Kill la Kill in 2013. The anime series spanned 25 episodes following the out-for-revenge Ryuko Matoi and her inevitable involvement in the war against the life fibers. It quickly reached critical acclaim for its over-the-top, well, everything. It’s now 2018, and Trigger has teamed up with Arc System Works to bring its fans Kill la Kill the Game IF.
This certainly isn’t the first time anime has been adapted to a game (maybe the thousandth time), but this case bears all kinds of similarities to another Trigger masterpiece, Little Witch Academia. It also found itself lauded by fans everywhere and made into a game, and even by the same studio doing Kill la Kill‘s adaptation. You can ogle the trailer below.
Kill la Kill the Game IF is described as a battle action game for one or two players. The “IF” subtitle typically means “what if,” so it wouldn’t be off-base to assume this is an alternate story path from the anime. More details on the game will be unveiled at this year’s Anime Expo in July. Creative officer Hiromi Wakabayashi and character designer Sushio will be in attendance.
No real information about the game has been released yet, though we do know that APLUS Games, who worked on Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time, is also involved in the project. Kill la Kill the Game IF‘s platform availability is expected to be discussed at Anime Expo (PS4 and Steam, I’m calling it right now), so be sure to keep your eyes and ears open around that time. We’ll certainly be eager to learn exactly if “battle action” means an arena fighting game or something closer to, say, No More Heroes?
Kill la Kill the Game IF is set for release in 2019, so be sure to build up your life fiber resistance while you wait.
Matt Eschbach is a PC, Mac and Android indie game developer and fiction writer. His works have won multiple monetary awards from various contests. Graduating college in 2012 with a major in Game Design, Matt spends his time making stuff up and then building it. His favorite hobby… is sleeping.