Starwing Paradox Game's 2nd Animated Promo Video Previews Yoko Kanno's Theme Song

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Arcade game with Sunrise's animation launches in Japan on November 21

Square Enix began streaming the second animated promotional video for its Starwing Paradox (Hoshi to Tsubasa no Paradox) project on Wednesday. The video previews Sunrise's animation with the theme song "Hoshi to Tsubasa no Paradox," which features Yoko Kanno's music and Ameko Kodama's lyrics performed by Chelly (EGOIST).

The game will launch in Japanese arcades on November 21. The game will have a smartphone companion app for iOS and Android devices.

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

Up to 16 players can fight each other in two teams of up to eight players each. The game's cabinet is made to look and work like a cockpit. Players will be able to feel immersive movement matched to the game from the cabinet.

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.

Sources: Square Enix's YouTube channel, Starwing Paradox project's website, Comic Natalie

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