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The official website of the Bandai Namco’s video game based on Studio Trigger’s Little Witch Academia anime, Little Witch Academia: The Witch of Time and the Seven Wonders, has announced that the game will release on the PlayStation 4 in Japan on November 30.
The game itself will be an action adventure title, featuring an original story that will match the quality of the anime. Players will explore Luna Nova Magical High School as Akko and her fellow classmates, uncovering the school’s seven wonders. Players can freely wander around and explore the school, visiting familiar locations and finding new discoveries.
The game promises detailed facial expressions and fluid movment, boasting a new system called the Visual Harmony System. This allows characters to seamlessly express themselves and maneuver around similarly to the anime.
The game is an action side-scroller where you can control three characters to utilise magic to clear dungeons and defeat bosses. Aside from Akko, Lotte and Sucy will also be playable. There will also be flashy cutscenes for special attacks.
Here are the previous screenshots for Little Witch Academia: The Witch of Time and the Seven Wonders:
The main cast from the previous anime will return to reprise their roles:
- Megumi Han (Hime Shirayuki from Precure All Stars) will return as Atsuko Kagari
- Fumiko Orikasa (Satsuki Momoi in Kuroko’s Basketball) as Lotte Yanson
- Michiyo Murase (Mogutan from Kamisama Minarai: Himitsu no Cocotama) is voicing Sucy Manbavaran
A brand new commercial for the game was also released, showing off more gameplay.
Here is the previous commercial:
There will be two editions of the game for its November 30 release in Japan. A standard edition that retails for ¥7,600 (~ US$67.80) and a limited edition retailing for ¥11,110 (~ US$99.10). The LE will come with:
- A copy of the game
- A special illustration box designed by Studio Trigger
- A Blu-ray disc with extras
- A Drama CD
- An art book
- Game original Chariot card
Little Witch Academia is an original anime short produced by Studio Trigger (Kill la Kill, Inferno Cop) for the 2013 Anime Mirai project. The project itself is funded by the Japanese Government’s Agency for Cultural Affairs to train new and upcoming animators. The anime itself was a 26 minute special that was directed by Yoshinari Yoh (Gurren Lagann Parallel Works) who also designed the character designs for the anime and written by Masahiko Otsuka (Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt). The anime’s staff returned to produce a sequel movie titled Little Witch Academia: Mahoujikake no Parade in 2015 following a successful Kickstarter. A 25 episodelong TV anime began airing in the Winter 2016/2017 anime season.
Here is a synopsis of the anime from MAL:
In her admiration of Shiny Chariot, a famous witch renowned for her unorthodox yet enchanting spells, Kagari Akko, an ordinary girl, joined Witch Academia in the hope of someday becoming as spectacular as Shiny Chariot. She is determined to become a graduate of Witch Academy and make her dream come true despite not being from a lineage with witchcraft and wizardry.
The story takes places when Akko, along with her two best friends, Lotte Yansson and Sucy Manbavaran, take their first lessons to become witches; however, Akko is furious when she finds out that Shiny Chariot is not as popular in the world of the witches as she had thought.
The Little Witch Academia video game for the PlayStation 4, Little Witch Academia: The Witch of Time and the Seven Wonders, will release in Japan on November 30. Further details about the game, including a possible international release, will be released at a later date.