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Short Peace Project's Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day Launch Trailer Streamed

posted on by Karen Ressler
Suda 51 and Yōhei Kataoka's game ships today in Europe

Bandai Namco Games Europe began streaming a "Run for your life" trailer on Friday for the 2D-scrolling action game Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day, the fifth part of Katsuhiro Otomo's Short Peace omnibus project. The game, which also includes the four Short Peace short films, ships for PlayStation 3 on Friday in Europe, and is also slated for release in the Americas this spring.

Short Peace is a compilation of four short films: Otomo's Combustible, Shuhei Morita's Tsukumo (Possessions), Hiroaki Ando's Gambo, and Hajime Katoki's Buki yo Saraba (A Farewell to Weapons) with an opening by Koji Morimoto. Sentai Filmworks plans to release the films on bilingual Blu-ray and DVD.

Gōichi Suda or "Suda 51" (No More Heroes, Lollipop Chainsaw, Liberation Maiden, Killer is Dead) and Yōhei Kataoka (Tokyo Jungle) oversaw the development of the game. Suda 51 handled the game's scenario, and Kataoka is directed the game and handled the game design and artwork. Daisuke Uchiyama served as chief producer, and Makoto Asanuma served as executive producer. The game shipped in Japan on January 16 with a home video release of the films.

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 who spends time with her best friends Moeko and Kirara 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."

The game features character designs by Yuusuke Kozaki, Akihiko Yoshida, Tadayuki Nomaru, Daisuke Sajiki, and Rie Suzuki. Akira Yamaoka is the sound director, while Tetsuya Yoshinaga and Hiroyuki Nakatsuka served as the main designer and programmer, respectively.

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