If this is just an arcade cabinet, then there’s a paridoxically large budget behind it.
Earlier today, the official Starwing Paradox anime website updated with a new teaser trailer for the upcoming arcade game. The four-minute promo, which was produced by Sunrise, introduces the major characters and confirms their voice actors.
The confirmed cast includes:
- Hikari: Mikako Komatsu
- Nagi: Ryoko Shiraishi
- Reika: Ayaka Suwa
Previously, the three actors were confirmed, albeit without their roles attached.
The arcade game, which is described as a “high speed mecha combat game,” will be developed by Square Enix, with a planned Fall 2018 launch window. The title will support up to sixteen players, allowing for two teams of eight to square off against each other. Sunrise will handle the animated sequences for the title.
Square Enix will début the Starwing Paradox game at JAEPO 2018. The game will be available for play tests at the event, which runs from February 9 – 11 in Chiba’s Makuhari Messe Event Hall.
Starwing Paradox was first announced on January 31.
Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Summer Wars, Evangelion) is providing character designs for the project, while Yoichi Kato (Aikatsu!, Monster Strike the Anime) takes charge of series composition. Sunrise will produce the animation.
Other crew members include:
- Mechanical Design: Ippei Gyōbu
- Mechanical Design: Junya Ishigaki
- World-Building Collaboration: Ryōji Sekinishi
- Music: Akio Izutsu
- Producer: Naohiroshi Ogata
The title will be set on the planet “Meguriboshi,” which is “very very very far away” from our own. The distance is so great that the light from Earth doesn’t come close to reaching it.
Meguriboshi is a land of conflict, split between two nations: “Kō Country A Slegga” and “Va Led Sei Kingdom.” The two kingdoms are locked in a never-ending conflict due to a form of living energy called “Star Blood” (Hoshinochi). At the front lines of both sides are the “Ae Rial”: massive mechanical weapons that were developed by arms corporation Kizana.
Ae Rial are magnificent machines, which can only be truly unleashed with the power of special “AZ-One” rank pilots. These mechanized munitions have a secondary function, though. Each Ae Rial is equipped with a “Rearide System,” which allows the unit to transmit information between planets. And, as luck would have it, the Rearide System just discovered another planet with sentient life and a superior aptitude.
I’ll give you a moment to guess which planet this is.