A few weeks ago, Arc System Works announced that they would be publishing a 3D fighting game based on the Trigger anime Kill La Kill. During ArcSys’ Evo stream this past weekend, we got to see the game in action for the first time.
The footage shows protagonist Ryuko and her rival Satsuki fighting in a 3D space, and ends with Ryuko using her super by extending the blades of her scissors and slashing her opponent. The game is developed by A+ Games, who made the recent Little Witch Academia title, as well.
Kill La Kill: IF features a Dramatic Conversation system called Ketsui Hyoumei Enzetsu that grants buffs and debuffs by choosing dialogue options during clashes. The idea is similar in theory to Injustice 2’s clash system, but is more rock-paper-scissors, where Provoke beats Abuse, Abuse beats Mock, and Mock beats Provoke.
The game is written by Kazuki Nakashima, the anime’s screenwriter, and is a retelling of the show from Satsuki Kirin’s perspective. Kill La Kill: IF is scheduled to release in 2019 on PlayStation 4 and PC, though a western release has yet to be confirmed. Considering they showed this in an English stream, however, and openly talked about including an English dub, it seems likely.