Katsuhiro Otomo's Short Peace Anime Project Gets PS3 Game by Suda 51, Yōhei Kataoka
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Enterbrain's Famitsu magazine revealed on Thursday that Bandai Namco Games, Gōichi Suda (Suda 51), and Yōhei Kataoka are developing the Tsukigime Ranko no Ichiban Nagai Hi (Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day) 2D scrolling action game that will serve as the "fifth part" of Katsuhiro Otomo's Short Peace compilation anime film project.
The game's story centers on a woman named Ranko Tsukigime, the only daughter of the head of the "Tsukigime Enterprise" underground conglomerate that controls the rented parking lot business. Ranko is a normal, brazen high school girl during the day, and at night she works as an assassin. One day Ranko stakes out her target as normal, but a "demon" from an opposing organization sneaks up on her. Players control Ranko as she escapes from the opposing organization, and as she kills her enemies with "effects."
Suda 51 directed the No More Heroes, Lollipop Chainsaw, Liberation Maiden, and Killer is Dead video games. Kataoka works for the video game studio Crispy's, and directed the Tokyo Jungle game. Suda 51 will handle the game scenario for Tsukigime Ranko no Ichiban Nagai Hi, and Kataoka will direct the game and handle the game design and artwork. Daisuke Uchiyama is serving as chief producer, and Makoto Asanuma is serving as executive producer.
Famitsu's website is currently hosting four screenshots from the game. Bandai Namco Games will release the game for the PlayStation 3 console, but the company has not yet revealed a price point or a date.
Short Peace is an omnibus of four short films: Otomo's Combustible, Shuhei Morita's Tsukumo, Hiroaki Ando's Gambo, and Hajime Katoki's Buki yo Saraba with an opening by Koji Morimoto. The anthology film will open in 25 theaters across Japan on July 20.