Arpeggio of the Blue Steel Anime Gets Battleship Simulation Smartphone Game

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Game to feature original story with scenes, characters, cast from anime

An official website launched on Friday to announce that the Arpeggio of Blue Steel anime is inspiring a smartphone game titled Arpeggio of Blue Steel - Ars Nova - Re:Birth. Pre-registration is available now, and all players will receive in-game rewards depending on the total number of pre-registrations.

The battleship simulation game will be based on the world of the anime, and it will have an original story. The game will also feature key scenes and battles from the anime. Characters and Mental Models from the anime will appear in a full 3D world in the game. The game will feature new illustrations and voice recordings with the same voice cast as the anime.

Ark Performance launched the original Arpeggio of Blue Steel manga in Shonengahosha's Young King Ours magazine in 2009. Shonengahosha released the manga's 16th compiled book volume on July 30, and the 17th volume will ship on February 27. Seven Seas Entertainment is releasing the manga in English, and shipped the 13th volume on August 21. Sayaka Itsuki launched the Mental Model Research "tribute manga" in Shonengahosha's Monthly Young King Ours GH magazine on January 16.

In the manga's story, humanity lost much of its developed land due to global warming in the first half of the 21st century. Then, a "Fleet of Fog" loaded with super weapons suddenly appears all over the world. Without the ability to withstand this fleet, humanity was defeated and could no longer travel the seas. 17 years after the devastating naval war, Gunzō Chihaya and his crewmates somehow commandeer a "Fleet of Fog" submarine named I-401. Together with Iona (I-401's "mental model" or incarnation in humanoid form), they take on the "Fleet of Fog."

Crunchyroll streamed the manga's television anime adaptation as it aired in Japan in 2013. The anime inspired a compilation film titled Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova DC, which premiered in Japan in January 2015. The show also inspired a sequel anime film titled Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova Cadenza, which premiered in Japan in October 2015.

Sources: Arpeggio of Blue Steel - Ars Nova - Re:Birth game's website and Twitter account via Otakomu

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