Kill La Kill The Game: IF Gets New Gameplay Details

Arc System Works is no stranger to video game adaptations of popular anime franchises. After the wildly successful reception of Dragon Ball FighterZ, the team is working on yet another Japanese animation game for the outrageous Kill la Kill series. Appropriately titled Kill la Kill the Game: IF, developer APlus Games reveals even further details since the gameplay trailer reveal at Anime Expo 2018 earlier this month.

In the latest issue of Japanese publication, Famitsu, both publisher and developer reveal new details on its gameplay mechanics and controls. The details provide greater insight on the style folks can expect as it heads for release in 2019. Check out the new details below:

  • Players can freely run around a 3D field using simple controls.
  • While there are not any command moves and such, players can easily perform attacks with d-pad and button inputs.
  • In addition to dashes, steps, and guards, players can also use long distance attacks.
  • Players can also use button-mashing combos, as well as activate finishing attacks that produce a variety of scenes with the final d-pad input of a combo.
  • The game is based on a rock-paper-scissors system, where one action in a set of three overpowers another, but is weak against the other. This includes break attacks, blows, and guards in one set, and blows, read evasion attacks, and evasion actions in another set.
  • By landing a Ketsui Burst (Determination Burst) special attack, a Ketsui Hyoumei Enzetsu (Speech of Expressed Determination) will activate, during which you will fight while in a verbal dispute. This also has a rock-paper-scissors system with provoke (scissors), abuse (paper), and mock (rock) actions.
  • By winning, your Ketsui Level (Determination Level) will rise and your character’s stats will increase.

With the game only 35% complete at this time, there’s work to be done before APlus can reveal more on the game, but it looks like they’re making headway. It’s always fun to see how video game developers transform animated series into a playable experience for all.

Kill la Kill the Game will feature its first playable demonstration at EVO 2018 this August. It’s slated for global release sometime in 2019 for PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam. Based on the early gameplay information revealed for the game thus far, what are your thoughts? Do you think this will be a hit or a miss for Arc System and APlus? Let us know what you think in the comments section below or start a conversation on DFTG Facebook page. To stay up to date on gaming news as it happens, follow us on Twitter! Here’s some of our latest:

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