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Gintama Rumble Game's Video Reveals Nobume Imai as Playable Character

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
New video also shows new game modes, stages for Janaury 18 PS4/Vita game

Bandai Namco Entertainment began streaming a new promotional video for its Gintama Rumble (Gintama Ranbu) PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita action game on Monday. The video reveals the game's new playable character Nobume Imai, as well as the game's new modes, including "Kabukicho Four Devas Chapter," "Ikkoku Keisei Chapter," "Shogun Assassination Chapter," and "Farewell, Shinsengumi Chapter."

Previously announced playable characters include Gintoki, Shinpachi, Kagura, Katsura (with short hair), Takasugi, Kamui, Tsukuyo, Isao Kondō, Tōshirō Hijikata, and Sōgo Okita. Elizabeth, Sadaharu, Sarutobi Ayame, and Hattori Zenzou are assist characters.

Some of the game's boss characters include Nizō Okada, Housen, Abuto, Doromizu Jirochou, Sasaki Isaburo, and Saigō Tokumori. The game's other modes include a "Benizakura Chapter" and a "Yoshiwara in Flames Chapter." Stages include Kabukicho, Flying Warship, Housen's Building, Kabukicho (cemetery), Kada's Mansion, Abandoned Building, Edo Castle, Iga Village, and Kokujō Island.

The game is slated to ship in Japan on January 18. Bandai Namco Entertainment Asia is releasing the game in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, and Indonesia with English subtitles on the same day as Japan.

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).

Weekly Shonen Jump announced the game as the "Gintama Project Last Game" for PS4 and PS Vita in July.

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.

Disclosure: Bandai Namco Rights Marketing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Bandai Namco Holdings Inc., is a non-controlling, minority shareholder in Anime News Network Inc.

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