I wonder of “high speed mecha combat” will become the next “Tactical Espionage Action.”

Earlier today, Square-Enix started streaming a six minute gameplay clip for the Starwing Paradox arcade game. The clip features a look at one of the game’s main missions.

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.

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 confirmed voice cast includes:

  • Hikari: Mikako Komatsu
  • Nagi: Ryoko Shiraishi
  • Reika: Ayaka Suwa

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.

(It was Earth!)

Source: Twitter (StarWingParadox), YouTube (Square Enix Japan)