Assassination Classroom 3DS, Smartphone Games Previewed in TV Ads
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Bandai Namco Games began streaming a television commercial for Ansatsu Kyōshitsu: Kuro-Sensei Dai Houimou (Assassination Classroom Koro-Sensei Great Besiegement), its upcoming Nintendo 3DS game based on the Assassination Classroom anime, on Tuesday. Koro-Sensei (voiced by Jun Fukuyama) narrates the video to explain the game.
In the "comical assassin action" game, players create their own avatar to become a student of class 3-E, interact with the characters from the manga, and set traps to try to kill their teacher. Missions are cleared if the player assassinates Koro-Sensei within the time limit. When missions begin, the player must look around the map for items, traps and weapons to use to complete their goal. Weapons include hand guns, knives, grenades, and even a rocket launcher. Some traps can hurt Koro-Sensei, while other items, such as gelato, juice, or erotic books can stall him. Classmates can team up, and Koro-Sensei can attack back.
The game will ship on March 12. First printings will come with a download code for a Koro-sensei 3DS theme.
Bandai Namco Games also began streaming a television commercial for the Assassination Classroom smartphone game, Ansatsu Kyōshitsu: Kakoikomi no Jikan (Assassination Classroom: Enclosure Time).
In the game, the goal is to kill Koro-Sensei by "enclosing" him in triangles, which players create by swiping between three or more class 3-E students. The students have different skills, such as guns or knives, that have different effects. Players who pre-register for the game will receive Karma Akabane as a playable character.
The "enclosure action" game is slated for release this year via the App Store on iOS devices and via Google Play on Android devices.
Viz Media published the first volume of the manga in North America in December and describes the story:
A humorous and action-packed story about a class of misfits who are trying to kill their new teacher – an alien octopus with bizarre powers and super strength! The teacher has just destroyed the moon and is threatening to destroy the earth – unless his students can destroy him first. What makes things more complicated is that he's the best teacher they've ever had!
The anime of Assassination Classroom premiered on January 9 and airs late Friday nights on Fuji TV. Funimation is streaming the series as it airs. The live-action film adaptation is slated for March 21.
Matsui launched Assassination Classroom in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 2012. The series ranked number seven in Japan's top-selling manga for 2013. It already inspired an event anime by director Keiji Gotoh (Kiddy Grade, Sengoku Collection, Uta∽Kata) and the studio Brains Base in 2013.