M3 The Dark Metal PS Vita/PS4 Game's Main Promo Streamed

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Action-adventure game ships on November 20 with first copies bundled with radio program episode, reversible game jacket

Namco Bandai Games began streaming the main promotional video for its upcoming M3 The Dark Metal Mission Memento Mori PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4 game on Wednesday.

The video begins with the following dialogue and text:

Akashi: Is it going to end in a place like this...?
Akashi: I felt like I could hear a song coming from somewhere... Who's the one singing it...?
Text: A conclusion that was impossible.
Akashi: I gave up on fighting and closed my eyes.
Text: A new possibility is born through a game.
Text: Where will the story that is woven by eight girls and boys end up?

The “Memento Mori” in the title is Latin for “Remember that you will die.”

The game is slated to ship in Japan on November 20. The PS Vita version will retail for 6,170 yen (about US$60), while the PlayStation 4 version will sell for 7,120 yen (about US$70). First copies of the game will ship with a product code to download an episode of the M3 The Dark Metal radio program specially recorded for the game lead by voice actresses Sayuri Yahagi and Misato Fukuen, and a reversible jacket for the game featuring an illustration by the Satelight staff. The PlayStation 4 version will only come with the product code for the radio program.

The M3 The Dark Metal anime premiered in late April. Media distribution service and retailer Daisuki streamed the television anime series as it aired in Japan.

The ensemble drama story follows four boys and four girls, team Gargouille's exploration of a mysterious space called the Avidya Domain in the science-fiction setting of near-future Tokyo.

Junichi Sato (Sailor Moon, Kaleido Star, Aria franchise) directed the project at the studio Satelight (Macross Frontier, Bodacious Space Pirates), and Mari Okada (anohana, Nagi no Asukara) handled the scripts. Shoji Kawamori (Macross franchise, Cyber Formula franchise) worked on the mecha designs.

A manga adaptation premiered in Mag Garden's Monthly Comic Blade on April 30.

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