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Gintama Rumble Game Adds Breeza, Celo as Assist Characters

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Parody villain characters based on Dragon Ball Z join game

This year's seventh issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Bandai Namco Entertainment's Gintama Rumble PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita action game will add the characters Breeza and Celo as assist characters. The characters appeared in the franchise as parodies of Dragon Ball Z villains Frieza and Cell.

Previously announced playable characters include Gintoki, Shinpachi, Kagura, Katsura, Takasugi, Kamui, Tsukuyo, Isao Kondō, Tōshirō Hijikata, Sōgo Okita, Nobume Imai, and Sakamoto Tatsuma. Other assist characters include Elizabeth, Sadaharu, Sarutobi Ayame, Hattori Zenzou, Tama, and more.

Some of the game's nine listed boss characters include Nizō Okada, Housen, Abuto, Doromizu Jirochou, Sasaki Isaburo, and Saigō Tokumori. The game's chapters include: "Benizakura Chapter," "Yoshiwara in Flames Chapter," "Kabukicho Four Devas Chapter," "Ikkoku Keisei Chapter," "Shogun Assassination Chapter," and "Farewell, Shinsengumi 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.


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