Arc System Works, the studio behind the brilliant Dragonball FighterZ, is hard at work on another licensed fighting game, this time based off the anime Kill La Kill. The studio just dropped the first official gameplay trailer for the Kill La Kill game, and I must say it looks to be quite epic.
You can watch the trailer here:
As you can see in the trailer, Arc System Works has once again done a brilliant job of blending the original anime art style into a fast action brawler. During the gameplay, we get a glimpse of Satsuki Kiryuuin and Ryuko Matoi duking it out in what appears to be a cross between a 3D arena fighter and a traditional 2D fighting game.
This is a style of gameplay most recently seen in Pokken Tournament, the successful Pokemon fighting game developed by Bandai Namco. However, here in the Kill la Kill gameplay, the two fighting styles are blended together so seamlessly. It looks brilliant. Much like Dragonball FighterZ, there are moments while watching the gameplay where it feels like you are watching an episode of the show.
For those unfamiliar with Kill La Kill, it aired in Japan during the Fall of 2013. The show gained more notoriety in the U.S. after it premiered on the popular Adult Swim anime block called Toonami, in early 2015.
Kill La Kill stars Ryuko Matoi, an exchange student to Honnouji Academy. A school where the students wear uniforms that give them superhuman abilities. Ryuko wields a legendary scissor that is able to cut through these uniforms, and she fights her way through the student council in order to find the one responsible for her father’s death.
The show was helmed by the team that helped craft the cult classic anime Gurren Lagann. Since then Kill La Kill has gone on to become a classic itself.
The Kill La Kill game currently has no release date but is expected to release sometime next year. It will be available for both PS4 and Steam.