It looks like Honnouji Academy is expanding to new horizons.
Earlier today, gamers flocked to Arc System Works’ “ARCREVO Japan 2018” fan event. During the show, it was announced that upcoming game Kill la Kill: If will be released on Nintendo Switch.
In addition, both Ragyo Kiryuin and Nui Harime were both confirmed as playable characters in the game. Visuals, as well as several screenshots were revealed for both characters.
Kill la Kill: If will ship on PC (via Steam), PlayStation 4, and Switch in 2019. The title is a battle action game by APlus, which is being published by Arc System Works.
The game will play out like an additional episode of the Kill la Kill anime, with series writer Kazuki Nakashima (Gurren Lagann, Nodame Cantabile: Finale) penning the story.
The game will focus on Satsuki Kiryuin, with Ryuko Matoi, Nonon Jakuzure, Ira Gamagoori, Uzu Sanageyama, and Houka Inumuta also appearing as playable characters. Though the title will follow the main anime’s story initially, the plot will break away from the current canon partway through the course of the game’s events.
Kill la Kill is an original anime series from Trigger, which first aired in the Fall 2013 broadcast season. The show was directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi (Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt), with Sushio providing character designs. Kazuki Nakashima (Gurren Lagann, Re: Cutie Honey) was in charge of series composition for the work.
Aniplex of America currently holds the rights to the title, and describes it as:
Honnouji Academy – where the school is ruled by students clad in special outfits called Goku Uniforms. Deriding the student body as “pigs in human clothing,” Student Council President Satsuki Kiryuin, along with her loyal underlings, the Elite Four, has the academy under their absolute control.
One day, a vagrant schoolgirl named Ryuko Matoi appears and tries to get Satsuki, who recognizes her Scissor Blade, to talk. Was their encounter a mere coincidence or fate? The clash between the two will soon consume the whole academy!