Konosuba Dungeon RPG's Gameplay Video, TV Ad Streamed
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Entergram began streaming a gameplay video and television commercial on Monday for Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o! ~Kibō no Meikyū Tsudoi Shi Bōkensha-tachi~, its dungeon role-playing game inspired by Natsume Akatsuki's KONOSUBA (Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o! or Konosuba - God's Blessing on This Wonderful World!) light novel series.
The game will ship in Japan for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita on June 27 after a delay. The regular physical and digital versions of the game will cost 7,980 yen (about US$70), and the limited edition will cost 9,980 yen (about US$88). The limited edition will include a special package, collection of design materials, and download code for a PS4 and PS Vita theme. In addition, all versions of the game will include the Aqua-raising game Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o! ~Kono Damegami ni Kyōiku o!~.
In the game's story, Aqua suddenly obtains a shard of a demon stone that holds hidden power. Kazuma and his friends seek to discover the power and value of the stone. They encounter ruins, mazes, and monsters on their quest to learn the stone's secrets.
Kazuma, Aqua, Megumin, Darkness, and one more person form a party of five as they set out on their journey. Players can change the composition of their party to complete guild quests outside the main scenario. Some quests require specific characters in order to complete them. The game features CG in story and battle scenes. Players can obtain new costumes for their characters by completing quests.
Machico is performing the theme song "Stand Up!" and ending song "Mata Ashita" (See You Tomorrow).
The original light novels center on Kazuma, a shut-in student who dies in a traffic accident, but meets the goddess Aqua after death. He is given the chance to reincarnate in a fantasy world and can keep one thing with him. When he decides to choose Aqua herself, they are both transported to their new lives. The pair go on quests to earn just enough to buy food, shelter, and clothing, and eventually hire the sorceress Megumin and swordswoman Darkness, who they quickly learn are just as useless as they are.
The novels inspired two television anime seasons. The first season premiered in January 2016, and the second season premiered in January 2017. Crunchyroll streamed both seasons as they aired in Japan. An upcoming anime film project will premiere on August 30.
Yen Press is releasing the original light novels as well as Masahito Watari's manga adaptation in English.
Source: Entergram's YouTube channel