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Compile Heart Reveals Title, PS4 Platform for New Date A Live Game

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Date A Live Ren Dystopia game slated for summer

Compile Heart opened a website on Monday for its new game based on Koushi Tachibana's Date A Live light novel series, revealing the title as Date A Live Ren Dystopia. The game is slated for a summer release for the PlayStation 4 in Japan. sweet ARMS will perform the theme song "Kangen Yūwaku Receptor" for the game.

The game's story begins on a normal night, when Shido dreams of a voice calling out from within a deep darkness. When he wakes up in the morning, he finds a box decorated with serpentine patterns by his bedside. At first he thinks it is a prank, and asks everybody about it, but something happens when he opens it.

Tachibana is writing the original draft for the game's story, and Tsunako is designing the characters. The game will feature the character Natsumi, who appears in the anime's third season (voiced by Ayumi Mano). The game will also feature new Spirits.

The franchise has previously inspired several video games. Date A Live Rio Reincarnation HD, Compile Heart's PS4 port of the 2015 Date A Live Twin Edition: Rio Reincarnation PlayStation Vita game, launched in October 2017. Idea Factory International will release the Date A Live Rio Reincarnation game in the West for the PS4 and PC via Steam this summer.

Tachibana launched the light novel series in March 2011 with illustrations by Tsunako. Fujimi Shobo's Fantasia Bunko imprint published the 19th volume last August.

The first season of the Date A Live television anime adaptation aired 12 episodes and premiered in 2013. The second season aired 10 episodes and premiered in 2014. Funimation streamed the first and second seasons as they aired in Japan. The company also released the first season on Blu-ray Disc and DVD in June 2014 with an English dub, and released the second season on Blu-ray Disc and DVD in March 2016. An anime film, Gekijōban Date A Live: Mayuri Judgment, opened in Japan in August 2015. The anime's third season premiered on January 11. Crunchyroll is streaming the season as it airs, and Funimation will offer an English dub.

Source: Date A Live Ren Dystopia game's website via Otakomu

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