Skullgirls developer Lab Zero clearly won’t lose their way with the opening to their upcoming RPG.
Earlier today, Lab Zero and publisher 505 Games announced that they’re recruiting Trigger (Kill la Kill, Little Witch Academia) and American studio Titmouse (Metalocalypse, Venture Bros.). The studios will collaborate on the opening animation for upcoming action RPG Indivisible.
Titmouse will storyboard the sequence, while Trigger produced the actual animation. Yoh Yoshinari (Little Witch Academia, Gurren Lagann Parallel Works) was tapped to direct.
Indivisible was successfully crowd-funded through IndieGoGo last year, raising over $1.9 million to co-fund development with 505 Games. At the time, Lab Zero teased an animation sequence co-created by a “mystery anime studio” as a stretch goal. A free “prototype” demo is currently available on Windows, Mac, and Linux via Steam, as well as Sony’s PlayStation 4.
Sony released a launch trailer for the Indivisible prototype last year, which you can check out below:
Sony describes the game as:
Indivisible stars Ajna (AHZH-na), a girl who sets out on a globe-spanning journey to discover the truth behind her mysterious powers. On her quest, she is joined by a diverse cast of unique heroes, who grant her new abilities to traverse the environments and defeat the enemies they encounter along the way. Built around the colorful characters and deep gameplay Lab Zero is known for, Indivisible takes a fresh spin on action/RPG gameplay, featuring a storyline inspired by Southeast Asian and other world mythologies. Lab Zero’s trademark feature-quality 2D hand-drawn animation and a lush soundtrack from legendary Secret of Mana composer Hiroki Kikuta further enrich and enhance the game.
Trigger is also working on a Little Witch Academia anime TV series, which will hit Japanese TV on January 8. Yoshinari will return to the director’s chair for the series, with Shuhei Handa (Little Witch Academia) providing character designs. Mitsuru Shimada (Little Busters!, Shugo Chara!) is in charge of series composition.