Sega has launched the official Japanese website for A Certain Magical Virtual-On, its competitive battle action game based on the A Certain Magical Index and Cyber Troopers Virtual-On crossover light novel, providing first information about its prologue and characters.
Get the details below.
—The space-time causality control mechanism, Tangram.
It is the cornerstone of hope brought about by the cyber calendar, or possibly the unexpected outcome.
It looks down upon the countless parallel worlds, and tunes even destiny.
It has its own will, flees to ends of the cyber dimension and on the drifting horizon, it finds hope in a certain world.
Academy City, Touma Kamijo.
The first encounter was dangerous. Kamijo Touma, who learned of calamity’s arrival from a mysterious girl named Ririn Furashina, saves the fusing world in the nick of time.
And thus, the Tangram resonated.
Furashina, who found her place in this world, makes every effort to prevent future disasters, but will that effort pay off?
People with fighting machines, and power with power.
Witness overlapping powers awaken.
◆ Touma Kamijo (voiced by Atsushi Abe)
A boy who lives in Academy City, his capability level is “Person with No Powers (Level 0).” He possesses a power within his right hand called “Imagine Breaker,” which can negate any power.
He seems to be happy with the stable performance of Temjin, and uses it as his preferred Virtuaroid. Temjin also responds to Kamijo’s passion, and in the light novel version of A Certain Magical Virtual-On, he rescued Academy City from a crisis caused by the actions of a humanoid machine.
In the video game, Kamijo enters with Temjin to participate in the Virtual-On Tournament to be held in Academy City.
Virtuaroid: MBV-707-G/VSL “Temjin 707”
A standard Virtuaroid with high versatility. Its appearance is characterized by its “Slipner,” a long launcher equipped to its right arm, and “Mind Boosters,” which are placed the left and right sides of its back as if to hold its V-Converter.
The Mind Booster detects the mental trigger emitted by the pilot during use of the Virtuaroid, and converts and rectifies it into various forms of output. When using MSBS55.55 as an OS within Academy City, this function is effective against those who do not have prominent powers, such as Espers and Magicians, as well as against Persons with No Powers, such as Kamijo, and contributes to an upward revision of the Virtuaroid’s battle capability.
◆ Index-Librorum-Prohibitorum (voiced by Yuka Iguchi)
A girl with perfect memory of 103,000 magical texts known as grimoires, and is also known by the alias “Grimoire Library.” She is also a sister of the Anglican Church, but is currently dorming with Kamijo.
She has been a Virtual-On player for even longer than Kamijo, and in the light novel version of A Certain Magical Virtual-On, she gave him practical guidance on the tricks of the game.
Her unique ability has a significant effect on the performance of her dedicated Virtuaroid, BAL-RIooN, which will be significantly involved in the core of the game’s story.
Virutaroid: IDX-10/3000 “BAL-RIooN”
A 545 series, multipurpose-type, integrated Virtuaroid. It is a practical use Virtuaroid originally developed in Academy City that uses an OS classified as a G55, and is based on the prototype used for the functionality expansion development of MSBS ver.55.
The model of the Virtuaroid is said to be XBV-819 BAL-Bados, but its traces of said Virtuaroid are sparse.
It is equipped with four autonomous control launcher ERLs, which can be detached from the defense shells of both arms, as well as the lower body.
◆ Misaka Mikoto (voiced by Rina Satou)
A young lady of a leading noble family, and who attends Tokiwadai Middle School. She is one of only seven people classified as “Person with Super Powers (Level 5),” and is an Electromaster with the nickname, “Railgun.”
With weapons such as its lasers and thunderballs, she seems to be a good match for Raiden and uses it often.
She forms a four-person team called “Judge Igniters” with Kuroko Shirai, Kazari Uiharu, and Ruiko Saten, and participates in the Virtual-On Tournament as a team wearing matching outfits and Virtuaroid coloring.
Raiden [“Judge Igniters”]
Virtuaroid: HBV-502-H8/VSL “Raiden Judge Igniters”
A heavy attack Virtuaroid equipped with high performance optical weapons. Its heavy armor is called heavy combat Virtuaroid, and as a Virtuaroid with heavy weapons, it is particularly characterized by its shoulder unit.
This unit, called Stave 800Z, can transform into “Binary Lotus” and “Fragment Claw” forms. The former is equipped with a super high output laser, while the latter irradiates each of its claw strings. If a claw string hits a Virtuaroid, it has a special function that makes it no longer able to move.
Compared to other Virtuaroids, its V-Converter is of high efficiency, and can easily convert the tremendous power of Misaka Mikoto’s ability, “Railgun,” and control it to enhance its combat power.
◆ Accelerator (voiced by Nobuhiko Okamoto)
He is the strongest Esper among the only seven people classified as “Person with Super Powers (Level 5)” in Academy City. He has the ability to freely manipulate vectors (direction of force), as well as the advanced arithmetic ability to implement that power.
While he will not actively participate in the Virtual-On Tournament to be held in Academy City, when he senses something suspicious going on behind the scenes, he moves on his own volition to uncover the truth.
For that, he pilots Specineff. Generally, he is willing to fight if the situation calls for it while ensuring he acts independently. In the light novel version of A Certain Magical Virtual-On, he played a role in uncovering the truth of the case by teaming up with Kamijo.
Specineff [“Rusty Blood”]
Virtuaroid: RVR-87/VSL “Specineff Rusty Blood”
A grudge curse-type assassination Virtuaroid. The VC model appropriates malignant disk matter, the accumulated residual thoughts of the pilot gone mad due to an accident, and by turning things like the EVL Binder on its back into building materials, it is successful in boosting its grudge attack power, and exhibits high combat power.
When piloting Virtuaroids as Block 55 in Academy City, the grudges are optimized as much as possible to improve safety, but the one Accelerator pilots chaotically amplifies the grudges, and borrows the power of MSBS ver.55.55 and the Misaka Network to forcibly suppress it.
A Certain Magical Virtual-On is due out for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita during winter 2018 in Japan.