Wednesday, July 12, 2017

News:: Gintama is finally getting a pure action game

If there is one anime that deserves to have a dedicated action game, it's Gintama For those unfamiliar with the anime and manga, it's basically a mostly comedic Rurouni Kenshin (Samurai X) but with Space Aliens instead of Westerners ending the age of the Japanese samurai (Don't let the space aliens part turn you away, they completely forget the space aliens part later in the show/manga).

Fans of Gintama have had the chance to see the lead character Gintoki in action games such as Jump Ulitmate Stars and J-Stars Victory VS (and a guest costume in God Eater 2 that the west never got) but this new game revealed in this week's Jump Magazine promises to be the first pure action Gintama game. Dubbed as project "Last Game", this game promises to have "Super Beautiful Modeling" and "Serious Quality". While those claims seem like bad translation, Gintama fans might see through it as sort of a joke, since saying such phrases in a promotion is just rather silly.

This Gintama game will be released on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. No release date yet and more info to come in the future.

Gintama is indeed a comedy most of the time but when it gets serious, expect a 4 to 6 episode arc that contains plenty of great action and character development that a Dragon Ball Z or Naruto can only achieve in 20+ episodes. I have been dreaming of this for a long time now, and I hope it turns into a beat-em-up of sorts with plenty of comedy and references to the show.

Anime tip: If you plan to watch the anime, skip the first two episodes which are bad filler meant to introduce the large cast.

Gintama is finally getting a pure action game screenshot


via destructoid