Mages Cancels Rail Wars PS Vita Game

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Game with original story was slated to ship in November 2014 before delay

Mages and 5pb. Games announced on Thursday that they have cancelled their Rail Wars -Karuizawa Yori Satsui wo Nosete- PayStation Vita game. The companies explained that the development of the game fell behind schedule, and due to "various circumstances" they have decided to cancel the game.

The game was originally slated to ship on November 27, 2014, but was delayed in October 2014 until further notice. 5pb. also said at the time that the delay was due to "various circumstances."

The game was inspired by the anime adaptation of Takumi Toyoda's Rail Wars! -Nihon Kokuyū Tetsudō Kōantai- (Rail Wars! Japanese National Railways Security Force) light novel series. The game would have featured an original story.

The "dream railway paradise entertainment" story of Rail Wars! is set in a parallel world where Japan did not privatize its national railways. Naohito Takayama is an ordinary high school boy who dreams of a comfortable future working for the top-rated Japanese National Railways. He is assigned as one of four high school trainees in the Railways Security Force. Also in his group is Aoi Sakurai, a female troublemaker who hates men. On top of his sudden transfer, an extremist group called "RJ" plots to privatize the Japanese National Railways.

The anime adaptation of the novels premiered in Japan in July 2014 and Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired. Sentai Filmworks released the anime on DVD in North America in December.

[Via Gematsu]

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