Madoka Magica Gets Vita Action Game This Winter (Updated)

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Magical girls bond during the day, wage battle at night in Namco Bandai/Artdink game

ASCII Media Works' Dengeki PlayStation and Enterbrain's Weekly Famitsu magazine are reporting on Thursday that Namco Bandai Games will ship the Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Battle Pentagram game this winter. Artdink (Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z, Gundam Battle franchise) is developing the 3D action game for PS Vita, and the original anime's Magica Quartet is supervising the brand-new, original scenario. The game will use the background music from the anime.

The game will have two parts, depending on the time of day. In daytime, the player can have the magical girls interact and increase the bonds between them. In nighttime, the five magical girls battle witches. Player can keep track of their soul gem's power with a gauge that appears on the bottom left of the screen during battle.

The characters Madoka Kaname, Mami Tomoe, Homura Akemi, Sayaka Miki, and Kyoko Sakura are confirmed to appear in the game.

The Madoka Magica television series previously inspired a PlayStation Portable game last year, as well as a browser game and mobile games.

[Via Sinobi, 0takomu]

Update: Famitsu confirmed on Thursday that its print edition misprinted "PS3" as the game's system, when it should have printed "PlayStation Vita." Thanks, Primus

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