Level 5, DMM Reveal Danbōru Senki/Little Battlers eXperience Spinoff Bishōjo Game With Planned Anime (Updated With Videos)
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Game developers DMM Games and Level 5 announced at a press conference on Friday that they are working together to develop a new PC and smartphone game titled Sōkō Musume (Armored Girls). The project is a spinoff of Level 5's Danbōru Senki (Little Battlers eXperience) multimedia franchise, with a concept of "a new challenge" for the franchise. In the upcoming game, the female characters will be clad in parts from Little Battlers eXperience robots. DMM Games began streaming two promotional videos with animated footage on Friday.
Sōkō Musume itself is planned as a multimedia franchise, with planned plastic models from Kotobukiya, a manga in Shogakukan's Corocoro Aniki magazine, and an anime from DMM Pictures. The staff at the press conference didn't specify the format of the anime, but gaming news website Inside Games reported the "broadcast schedule" of the anime isn't yet determined.
The staff at the press conference revealed several of the characters who will appear in the project:
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The PC browser game is set for release this winter, and pre-registration starts later on Friday. The smartphone version for iOS and Android devices is planned for release next spring.
Little Battlers eXperience was Level 5's second multimedia project after Inazuma Eleven. Level 5 debuted the first "near-future, plastic-model-building role-playing game" in June 2011 for the PlayStation Portable. The company released several other games for Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita. The Danbōru Senki Baku Boost Nintendo 3DS game arrived in Japan in 2012 and in North America and Europe in 2015 under the title LBX: Little Battlers eXperience.
The first anime season premiered in 2011 and aired for 44 episodes. The sequel, Danbōru Senki W, ran for 58-episodes in 2012. The latest series, Danbōru Senki Wars, premiered in 2013 and ran for 37 episodes. The first two anime seasons aired on Nicktoons.
Viz Media released the six volume LBX - Little Battlers eXperience manga adaptation by Hideaki Fujii.
Update: Added promotional videos.
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