News A Certain Magical Virtual-On PS4/Vita Game's Characters, New Features Previewed
posted on 2017-08-22 12:00 EDT
Sega revealed the character visuals and additional details for its Toaru Majutsu no Virtual-On (A Certain Magical Virtual-On) video game for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita on Tuesday.
Index (IDX-10/3000 Val Lurune)
Accelerator (RVR-87/VSL Spessinef "Rusty Blood")
Mikoto Misaka (HBV-502-H8/VSL Raiden "Judge Igniters")
Sega also revealed that Virtuaroids will now have a fourth weapon, as opposed to the three present in previous Virtual-On installments. The fourth weapon will depend on the pilot riding the Virtuaroid, with the robot serving to enhance the character's abilities and offer new attacks. In addition, the game will have various stages for battle, including a university city stage.
As the title indicates, the game is a collaboration between Kazuma Kamachi's A Certain Magical Index light novel series and Sega's Virtual-On video game franchise. The "high speed battle action" game will ship in Japan for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in 2018. Sega and Dengeki Bunko announced the game and began streaming a teaser video in March.
Kadokawa published a Toaru Majutsu no Index x Dennō Senki Virtual-On: Toaru Majutsu no Virtual-On (A Certain Magical Index x Cyber Troopers Virtual-On: A Certain Magical Virtual-On) collaborative novel (pictured at right) in May 2016. A Certain Magical Index light novelist Kazuma Kamachi wrote the novel, and Virtual-On designer Hajime Katoki illustrated the book.
Kazuma Kamachi's A Certain Magical Index light novel series has inspired two TV anime series, a 2013 anime film, and multiple manga adaptations. The A Certain Scientific Railgun spinoff manga has also inspired two TV anime adaptations and an OVA.
Yen Press is releasing the original light novel series in English, and Funimation has released all of the anime adaptations in North America outside of the A Certain Scientific Railgun OVA. Seven Seas Entertainment is releasing the A Certain Scientific Railgun manga and the A Certain Scientific Accelerator manga in English, and Yen Press is releasing the A Certain Magical Index manga in English.
Sega's Cyber Troopers Virtual-On robot fighting game franchise debuted in Japanese and American arcades in 1996. The most recent game in the franchise, Cyber Troopers Virtual-On Marz, shipped on PlayStation 2 in 2003 and debuted on the PlayStation Network in 2013.
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