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Assassination Classroom 3DS Game's 3rd TV Ad Streamed

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
TV ad for 3DS action game shows characters in action

The official website for Bandai Namco Games' upcoming Ansatsu Kyōshitsu: Koro-sensei Dai Hōimō (Assassination Classroom Koro-sensei Great Besiegement) Nintendo 3DS game began streaming a TV commercial on Sunday. The commercial previews some elements of the gameplay.

The website also previously streamed a promotional video explaining the game's mechanics on February.

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 shipped on March 12. First printings came with a download code for a Koro-sensei 3DS theme.

The game is based on the Yusei Matsui's Assassination Classroom manga. 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.

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