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Square Enix Announces A Certain Magical Index: Imaginary Fest Smartphone Game

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
"Academy supernatural powers battle RPG" launches this year

Square Enix began streaming a teaser video on Friday that reveals that the A Certain Magical Index franchise is getting a new smartphone game titled A Certain Magical Index: Imaginary Fest (Toaru Majutsu no Index: Imaginary Fest). The "academy supernatural powers battle role-playing game" will launch this year. The game will be free to play, but there will be optional in-game charges.

The game will feature characters not just from the anime and anime film projects, but also characters from the novel series and spinoff manga as well. The game will reproduce scenes from the anime in 3D. Players can create "dream teams" of decks of their favorite characters.

A Certain Magical Index III, the third television anime season based on Kazuma Kamachi's A Certain Magical Index light novel series, premiered in Japan on October 5, and it will have 26 episodes. Funimation and Crunchyroll are streaming the series as it airs.

Kamachi's light novel series has inspired two previous television anime series, a 2013 anime film, and multiple manga adaptations. The A Certain Scientific Railgun spinoff manga has also inspired two television anime adaptations and an original video anime (OVA). The A Certain Scientific Accelerator (Toaru Kagaku no Accelerator) manga is also inspiring a television anime adaptation that will premiere this year.

The franchise previously inspired two PlayStation Portable games in 2011 and 2013. The A Certain Magical Virtual-On (To Aru Majutsu no Virtual-On) crossover game launched on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in Japan in February 2018. Previous mobile games in the franchise include Toaru Majutsu no Index Struggle Battle, which ran from 2012 through March 2018, and Toaru Majutsu to Kagaku no Puzzle Decks, which launched in 2014 and ended service in 2016.

Sources: Square Enix's YouTube channel, A Certain Magical Index: Imaginary Fest game's website

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