Gintama Ranbu Game's English Release in Southeast Asia Slated for January 18
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Bandai Namco Entertainment Asia revealed on Monday that its Southeast Asian release of the upcoming Gintama Ranbu action game for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in Southeast Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, and Indonesia) is slated for January 18 with the title Gintama Rumble. The game will have English subtitles. Bandai Namco Entertainment Asia is streaming an English-subtitled trailer and an English-subtitled comment video with SPYAIR, the band who performs the game's theme song "Scramble."
Bandai Namco Entertainment is also streaming a commercial for the game.
The Southeast Asian release will also include the "Day 1" bonus item "Neo Armstrong Cyclone Jet Armstrong Cannon" as a DLC code.
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).
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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