Rail Wars Mages Game's System, Mechanics Unveiled

posted on 2014-07-08 09:20 EDT
PS Vita game inspired by novels, anime to feature original story

Game developer Mages announced on Tuesday the details of its upcoming game inspired by the anime adapting Takumi Toyoda's Rail Wars! -Nihon Kokuyū Tetsudō Kōantai- (Rail Wars! Japanese National Railways Security Force) light novel series.

The system for the game will be the PlayStation Vita, and will feature an original story. The game will also have a "Turn-out selection system" as a part of the game's mechanics. More details will be unveiled in the July 24 issue of Kadokawa's Famitsu magazine on Thursday.

The "dream railway paradise entertainment" story of Rail Wars! is set in a parallel world where Japan did not privatize its national railways. Naohito Takayama is an ordinary high school boy who dreams of a comfortable future working for the top-rated Japanese National Railways. He is assigned as one of four high school trainees in the Railways Security Force. Also in his group is Aoi Sakurai, a female troublemaker who hates men. On top of his sudden transfer, an extremist group called "RJ" plots to privatize the Japanese National Railways.

The anime adaptation of the novels premiered on Japanese television earlier this month, and Crunchyroll is streaming the anime as it airs. Sentai Filmworks has licensed the anime for North American release.

Source: Famitsu via 0takomu

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