First, Luna Nova, now Britannia. The anime world is getting a lot of love on the PS4 this weekend.
Yesterday, Bandai Namco Entertainment announced that upcoming game The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia will get a western release. The game is slated to hit the PlayStation 4 “soon”, though a specific release date is unknown as of press time.
Bandai Namco published an English trailer to promote the reveal:
Bandai Namco describes the project as:
For the very first time, Seven Deadly Sins is coming to console! Experience the high tension and fast-paced action from the hit manga series on PS4, while the world of Britannia comes to life in a stunning 3D environment! With an enticing storyline, memorable fights, and fan-favorite characters like Meliodas, Elizabeth, and Hawk with their own unique fighting styles, get ready to dive into Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia and prove your strength!
The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Brittania is slated to be an action game that supports up to two players. Bandai Namco is developing the project, which they bill as a “deadly sins action” experience.
The Seven Deadly Sins manga began in the pages of Weekly Shōnen Magazine in 2012. The series currently spans 22 collected volumes, with the most recent hitting stores on August 17. Volume 23 will ship to retailers on October 17.
In North America, Kodansha Comics currently holds the rights to the Seven Deadly Sins manga. They’ve shipped 16 volumes to date, with the most recent hitting stores on September 6. In addition, Crunchyroll is publishing chapters of the title as they run in Japan.
The title inspired an anime adaptation, which debuted in Japan in the fall 2014 broadcast season. Tensai Okamura (Blue Exorcist, Darker than Black) directed the project at A-1 Pictures. Keigo Sasaki (Night Raid 1931, Blue Exorcist) provided character designs, while Shôtarô Suga was in charge of series composition. Netflix currently streams the show as a Netflix Original. Funimation released the series on home video.
A four-episode special, titled The Seven Deadly Sins -Signs of Holy War-, aired in August 2016.