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Ufotable Makes Black Rock Shooter Game's Anime Footage (Updated)

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Imageepoch also discusses Puchitto Rock Shooter, Type-Moon title, 5 other projects

The Japanese game developer Imageepoch announced on Wednesday that the anime studio ufotable will be animating sequences in Black Rock Shooter The Game. ufotable confirmed its involvement in the game on its official Twitter account. The Summer 2011 game for the Sony PSP portable console is one of eight projects that Imageepoch discussed at the press conference.

The story is set in 2051, 19 years after alien "Apostles" launched a war that reduced mankind to just 12 survivors. The ultimate weapon, Black Rock Shooter, awakens to face off against the seven Apostles and their countless mecha. Kazushige Nojima (Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, Last Order Final Fantasy VII) is writing the scenario based on huke's original story and character designs. Kazuya Niinō is directing the project, and the cast members are:

Danny Choo and "nyan30" posted the trailer presented at the press conference:

The seven other projects that Imageepoch presented on Wednesday are:

Saigo no no Yakusoku no Monogatari
Dark fantasy game set for PSP on April 28, 2011
Chevalier Saga Tactics
Brower-based strategy role-playing game set for summer 2011 (Free beta planned beforehand)
Puchitto Rock Shooter
Free browser-based role-playing game from Nico Nico Douga, set for spring 2011
Type-Moon x Imageepoch Project
Project for Android and other smartphone platforms. Development to begin next January for planned release sometime between summer and fall
• Ark Project
Original strategy role-playing game with a shorter development schedule compared to the Type-Moon x Imageepoch Project
• Mars Project
Collaborative project with Japanese role-playing game creators
• Remus Project
Project to port old personal computer games and role-playing games to new hardware

Imageepoch intends to announce more details on the final four projects next year. The developer first revealed the plans for the Black Rock Shooter game with a website in August.

[Via 4Gamer, Temple Knights, Kyō mo Yarareyaku]

Update: Katsuhisa Houki's name fixed. Thanks, EmperorBrandon.

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