Starwing Paradox Game's Ae Rial Video, TV Ad Streamed

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

Square Enix began streaming an Ae Rial customization promotional video and a television commercial for its Starwing Paradox (Hoshi to Tsubasa no Paradox) project on Friday.

The company also began streaming a Shirley and Isadora character introduction video on November 7, the same day it debuted the second animated promotional video for the project.

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. Chelly (EGOIST) is performing the theme song "Hoshi to Tsubasa no Paradox," which features Yoko Kanno's music and Ameko Kodama's lyrics.

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

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