Earlier today, Bandai Namco revealed three new playable characters for upcoming game Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time. Diana Cavendish, Hannah England, and Barbara Parker will join the crew when the game ships later this year.
Diana and her accomplices join six other playable characters:
- Akko Kagari
- Lotte Yanson
- Sucy Manbavaran
- Amanda O’Neill
- Jasminka Antonenko
- Constanze Albrechtsberger
Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time will hit North American retailers in Early 2018. The game is slated to ship on the PlayStation 4, as well as Valve’s Steam marketplace on PC.
The title will hit Japanese retailers on November 30. Folks who pre-order will receive a code for a digital copy of Madō Senshi Guransharion (Sorcerous Warrior Grancharion). The game revolves around a mecha that appears in episode 18, though no other details have been confirmed.
A limited edition is also in the works for the Japanese release, which will include an art book, a drama CD, a special-edition Blu-ray, and a Chariot card. The goodies will be packed in an art box illustrated by the team at Trigger.
Bandai Namco describes Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time as:
Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time is a heart-pounding 3D action RPG beat ‘em up featuring an original storyline carved from the popular anime series by Studio Trigger, a Tokyo-based anime production company; now streaming exclusively on Netflix.
Having been inspired by a famous witch named Shiny Chariot, an ordinary girl named Atsuko (Akko) Kagari enrolls at Luna Nova Magical Academy, a prestigious school for young girls training to become witches. Before starting summer vacation, Akko and her new classmates find out about an inexplicable phenomenon at Luna Nova caused by the Seven Wonders, which has been passed down for several centuries. Now it’s up to Akko as she takes on the adventure to unravel the mystery surrounding the Seven Wonders.
Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time features main characters from the anime and original storylines for players to explore as they make their way through Luna Nova Magical Academy.
Little Witch Academia began its life as a theatrical short, based on a concept by Yoh Yoshinari. Yoshinari served as director and character designer on the project, which was animated by Trigger (Kill la Kill). Masahiko Otsuka (Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt) wrote the film’s script, while Michiru Oshima (Fullmetal Alchemist, Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers) crafted the soundtrack.
Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade is the direct sequel to Little Witch Academia. Yoh Yoshinari returned as director and character designer on the project, which was animated by Trigger. Michiru Oshima returned to provide the feature’s soundtrack, while Michiru Shimada (Assemble Insert, You’re Under Arrest!) wrote the script.
Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade was born from Kickstarter. The OVA was successfully funded by 7,938 backers, who contributed a total of $625,518.
The two films inspired an anime TV series, which ended today. Yoh Yoshinari (Gurren Lagann Parallel Works, Little Witch Academia) returned to the director’s chair at Trigger, with Shuhei Handa (Little Witch Academia) providing character designs. Mitsuru Shimada (Little Busters!, Shugo Chara!) is in charge of series composition.
Bandai Namco released a batch of screens for Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time in July, and a trailer last week. You can check these out below: