Publisher PQube Games has revealed that it will be bringing Kill la Kill: IF to Nintendo Switch, PC, and PS4 in Europe.
Being developed by Arc System Works, this game is being designed to recreate the feel of the original series, with animation studio Trigger keeping a careful eye on proceedings. A press release for the announcement states that the anime from which the game is based on will "be faithfully reproduced, bringing fans their favourite scenes revived with stunning visuals and cinematics – as well as a whole new story in a brand new ‘IF’ scenario".
Players will find themselves performing devastating combos with their favourite characters from the anime in 3D arenas. Once again, the press release notes that the game "combines the perfect balance of simplicity in control with complexity in depth to provide players with a uniquely satisfying fighting experience".
No specific release date has been revealed just yet, but the game has been scheduled for a release sometime this year. The tweet above mentions that it will be arriving both digitally and physically.
Are you hyped for this one? Will you be picking it up when it launches later this year? Let us know in the comments.
Have been watching this one for a long time, will probably go for PS4 though, there is bound to be some issue with the switch version.
It doesn't get any more animé than Kill la Kill, so this is sure to please that crowd!
Tons of games for the switch. I am really pleased
I'm a huge fan of fanservice-y anime, but for some reason I couldn't get into this show. Maybe the game will appeal to me more.
I have mixed feelings because the game itself doesn't seem particularly impressive.
I FREAKING LOVED KILL LA KILL! And basically everything Studio Trigger has done since. Though their most recent work. SSSS.Gridman was kinda meh, everything else they have done has been OUTSTANDING and consistently among the best anime I was watching at the time. But Kill La Kill stands at the top of their list as one of the best anime I have ever watched!
But that said, if this is just a so-so fighting game with Kill La Kill characters: PASS. I'll just rewatch the show.
Easily one of my top 3 favorite anime series....but I’m not sure if I need a game. I’ll keep checking this out to see if it gets my attention I guess.
@ArcanaXVI Is there a reason this is coming to Europe and not NA? I guess I'll be importing!
@nin10doom @ArcanaXVI The game has already been announced for the US. In Japan and the US, Arc System Works is the publisher while Europe will have PQube as the publisher. The game was available to play at NYCC and AnimeNYC last year. I had fun with it when I worked both conventions and I will definitely be purchasing for both my Switch and PS4
@YANDMAN Arcsys never had any problems with the Switch, see DBFZ, BBTAG, Centralfiction. But you do you
@ShikabaneHime13 Whew! That's awesome, thanks for letting me know. I didn't realize it was already announced.
Could someone tell me what IF means? Just like that one FE game nobody remembers. I also never get it when a game uses R for the subtitle. Like R what?
I know Tales of Innocence R is essentially just Remake but then you get Another Code: R and then things stop making sense.
Don't mind me, just here for the anime bewbs.
@AlienX you're thinking about it too much.
I'll take that !
Awesome news. I love the Anime and will import the physical copy.
We better hecking get this in the US to some capacity, and I am really hoping that it doesn’t turn into the let down that was My Hero One’s Justice either.
@AlienX “IF” means an alternate scenario for the most part with games. This game is called Kill la Kill IF because it follows a new plot line compared to the anime. The Fire Emblem Fates games had the “IF” element to their name in Japan because those were meant to represent the 3 main different scenarios you could choose to go down.
@Joeynator3000 FBI open up.
@Galenmereth Just to note, I live in the UK & we're pretty censor heavy too. We got animé (not a specific series, just animé in general) a good decade or two later than North America.. I remember sneaking onto the phone late at night and calling through to Right Stuff International (Saltlake City) & begging them to send me a free catalogue so I could read-up on which animé VHS tapes I couldn't order.
I also remember about two and a half decades later finding out that my oldest brother got the blame for the £70 phone bill.
Ah, the pre-internet days of being an animé fan.
@Galenmereth I disagree, censorship is also about the suppression of part or all of a work/medium. It's easy to state that "companies not knowing or seeing profitability" in particular content... they were trying. An avid underground import scene had been going on for years leading to a few regionalised VHS tapes making it through.
While this may have simply have been marketing, UK magazines and VHS distributors were feeding back that there were that doors were shut for television and cartoons were for kids.
Lets not forget that in the 70s, 80s and early 90s even classical literature was being pulled into court for being racy.
@geheimxy Centralfiction has noticably lower graphical quality.
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