Gintama Ranbu Game's 1st Promo Video Reveals Theme Song, More Playable Characters
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Bandai Namco Entertainment began streaming the first promotional video on Saturday for its upcoming Gintama Ranbu action game for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. The video previews the battle mechanics reminiscent of Musou games.
The video features the following playable characters: Gintoki, Shinpachi, Kagura, Katsura (with short hair), and Takasugi. The video also shows Gintoki fighting Nizō Okada, and reveals and previews SPYAIR's theme song "Scramble."
SPYAIR also posted a comment video regarding the new theme song.
The game will ship in Japan for both consoles on January 18.
The game will have a Limited "AV Edition" release that will include 16 songs from the anime, as well as 60 additional voiced lines. Those who pre-order the game will also get a drama CD. The limited edition PS4 version retails for 10,600 yen (about US$94), and the regular PS4 version retails for 7,600 yen (US$67). The limited edition PS Vita version retails for 9,800 yen (US$87), and the regular PS Vita version retails for 6,800 yen (US$60).
The game is getting an English release in Southeast Asia.
Gintama inspired its first smartphone game titled Gintama Kabukichō Daikatsugeki (Gintama Kabuki District Great Action Movie) for iOS and Android that launched last year. Hideaki Sorachi's original manga has also inspired previous games for the Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Wii, and PlayStation Portable.
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