Starwing Paradox Arcade Game's Teaser Video Streamed

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Sunrise animates Square Enix's game slated for fall release

The official website for Sunrise's Starwing Paradox (Hoshi to Tsubasa no Paradox) project began streaming a teaser video for Square Enix's arcade game on Thursday. The video previews game mechanics and gameplay.

Sunrise is handling the animation in the game. The voice cast includes Mikako Komatsu as Hikari, Ryoko Shiraishi as Nagi, and Ayaka Suwa as Reika.

The "high-speed mecha combat game" is slated for release this fall. Up to 16 players can fight each other in two teams of up to eight players each. The game's cabinet (seen below) is made to look like a cockpit. Players will be able to feel movement matched to the game from the cabinet.

The game will be available for exhibition and testing at the JAEPO 2018 event at the Makuhari Messe event hall in Chiba on February 9-11.

Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Evangelion, Nadia - The Secret of Blue Water, Summer Wars) is designing the characters for the project.

The story takes place on the planet Meguriboshi, a planet "very, very, very far away" from Earth, where the light from Earth doesn't even reach. The planet is split between two kingdoms: "Kō Country A Slegga" and "Va Led Sei Kingdom." Meguriboshi produces a type of living-energy called "Hoshinochi" (lit. Star Blood), and is the reason for the two kingdoms' eternal and ongoing strife. The stars of the battlefield are the "Ae Rial," gigantic weapons developed by the multinational corporation Kizana.

The Ae Rial are equipped with a "Rearide System" that allows them to transmit personalized information between planets. When an "AZ-One" special knight and an alien who has excellent flying skills are paired, only then can the true power of the Ae Rial be unleashed. And another planet with type of sentient life who have a superior aptitude has been discovered. The name of that planet is: Earth.

The Japanese tagline on the website reads, "The planet around which life revolves, the two Ae Rial (fluttering wings)." The English subtitle on the project's logo reads, "When two planets align and two souls become as one, the path to peace is revealed."

The mechanic designers are Ippei Gyōbu (Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, Gundam Reconguista in G) and Junya Ishigaki (Xenogears, Mobile Suit Gundam AGE, Gundam Build Fighters). Yoichi Kato (Yo-kai Watch, Aikatsu!) is writing the scripts, and Ryōji Sekinishi (Valvrave the Liberator, Mobile Suit Gundam UC) is collaborating on the world-building. Akio Izutsu (99.9: Criminal Lawyer, Phi Brain - Kami no Puzzle) is scoring the songs. Sunrise's producer is Naohiroshi Ogata (Mobile Suit Gundam UC, Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt).

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