Kan Colle Kai PS Vita Game Includes German, Italian Ships
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The staff at the "Dai-Ni-Kai 'KanColle' Kankanshiki" (2nd 'KanColle' Naval Review) event in Yokohama screened new footage from Kadokawa Games' upcoming Kan Colle Kai PS Vita game on Sunday. The footage featured characters from the German Kriegsmarine and the Italian Regia Marina, including the U-511 submarine, the Prinz Eugen heavy cruiser, the Littorio battleship, and the Roma battleship.
In addition, the event also announced that Iori Nomizu (Cat Planet Cuties, Maken-ki! Battling Venus, Upotte!!) will voice Hayasui, a fleet oiler and new auxiliary ship that will be added to the original browser game. The event also revealed further updates to the browser game, including an increased role for aircraft.
Kadokawa Games announced the Kan Colle Kai PS Vita game at the “Kadokawa Game Studio Media Briefing 2013 Autumn” event. The game's release date was pushed back from August 27 to November 6. The game's release date was previously pushed back from May to August.
The release will include a regular edition for 5,800 yen (about US$48) and a limited edition for 9,800 yen (US$82).
Kadokawa Games launched the original free-to-play browser game with the service provider DMM.com in April 2013. In the game, players compete with cards featuring female moe characters inspired by Japanese World War II warships such as aircraft carriers, battleships, and cruisers. Players build, organize, and repair their anthropomorphized fleet to progress through maps.
The original game is inspired a television anime adaptation. The anime premiered in January.
The event also announced that the franchise will get an anime film in 2016. The final episode of the television anime series had revealed in March that the television anime would get a sequel. The anime's official Twitter account indicates that the movie and the sequel are separate projects that are going into production at the same time.