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The software developers Platinum Games and Sega have scheduled their Mugen Kōro - Infinite Space science-fiction roleplaying game for the Nintendo DS portable console next spring and announced the October launch of animated short films for the project. The game centers around Yūrī, a young man who journeys across lawless space and becomes a spaceship captain. The animation studios GONZO and Production I.G are producing short movies to promote the game and develop its world and storyline. The first of the movies will premiere at the Tokyo Game Show on October 9 and then will run on the game's official website on October 17.
Yasufumi Soejima (Mardock Scramble) is directing the anime project with character designs by Fumitoshi Oizaki (Pretear episode 11 director). Takayo Nishino and Yusuke Takeda of the Bamboo anime studio (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Solid State Society) is overseeing the art, and Ryōma Tsuchiya is providing additional designs.
Several former staffers of CAPCOM's Clover Studio (Viewtiful Joe, Ōkami, God Hand) merged their Seeds studio with the ODD software company to create Platinum Games in 2007. Besides Infinite Space, Platinum Games is also developing the Bayonetta action game for the Sony PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Xbox 360 consoles and the Madworld action game for non-Japanese Nintendo Wii consoles; both projects are targeting 2009 for their releases.
Source: Mainchi Shimbun's Mantan Web
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