Madoka Magica iP iPhone/Android App Launched for Free
posted on by Egan Loo
Namco Bandai Games released a free Puella Magi Madoka Magica iP app for both iOS devices (such as the iPhone and iPad) and Android devices (such as the Xperia arc and Galaxy S) on Friday. The iOS version requires a Japanese iTunes account.
The app demonstrates the Live2D technique that Namco Bandai's upcoming Puella Magi Madoka Magica Portable PSP game also uses to animate the characters. Namco Bandai and Konami used the same Live2D technique for Haruhi Suzumiya, Oreimo, Haganai, and Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side games and apps.
The title magical girl Madoka Kaname appears in the new app and says different things (via voice actress Aoi Yūki), depending on when the app is launched and how the user interacts with her by tapping, flicking, and pinching the touchscreen. The app also has Twitter support, scheduling features, and a timer/alarm (with Madoka's voice).
The Puella Magi Madoka Magica Portable game will ship in Japan for the PSP system on March 15.