News Haikyu!! Volleyball Anime's 3DS Game's New Promo Previews Characters
posted on 2014-08-19 08:20 EDT by Sarah Nelkin
Bandai Namco Games began streamiing a new promotional video on Tuesday for its Haikyu!! Tsunage! Itadaki no Keshiki!! (Haikyu! Connect! View from the top!!) game for the Nintendo 3DS. The video introduces the game's many characters, and also unveils the official key visual drawn by Production I.G for the "Haikyu Quest" mini-game that will be included with the first copies of the game.
The game will allow players to experience the world of Haikyu!! anime in two ways: the Adventure Mode and the Game Mode. In the Adventure Mode, depending on the character the player chooses to be the main character, the story may differ from the original manga and anime, as the game will include new plot points.
In Game Mode, the player will battle against their in-game rivals with the character they have powered-up through choosing a training menu. The strategies and in-game drama from the source material will also be included during matches.
The game will ship in Japan on September 25, and first copies of the game will come with a download code to redeem a "Haikyu!! Quest" mini-game. A limited edition "Hero on the Court Box" bundle will contain a tin case, six postcards, a special DVD containing cast comments and footage recreating the Haikyu!! Quest game, and a special art booklet will cost 7,600 yen (about US$76), while a normal copy of the game will retail for 5,690 yen (about US$57).
Production I.G's anime adaptation of Haruichi Furudate's Haikyu!! volleyball manga premiered in April. Sentai Filmworks has licensed the series for North American digital and home video release and Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs.