The latest issue of Dengeki PlayStation has new details on A Certain Magical Virtual-On, Sega’s upcoming battle action game crossover for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita.
A Certain Magical Virtual-On sees the giant robots known as Virtuaroids from Sega’s Cyber Troopers Virtual-On action game series collide with the A Certain Magical Index Dengeki Bunko light novel series written by Kazuma Kamachi and themed after academy battles between users of unusual powers. It is also the first completely new Cyber Trooper Virtual-On title in 15 years.
Dengeki Online has a look at some of the characters and Virtuaroids that will appear in the game. Also, the existence of a fourth weapon that reflects the character’s powers was also confirmed.
Touma Kamijou and MBV707-G/VSL Temjin
Index and IDX-10/3000 Bal Lurune (Index-only machine)
Accelerator and RVR-87/VSL Specineff “Rusty Blood” (Accelerator-only machine)
Mikoto Misaka and HBV-502-H8/VSL Raiden “Judge Igniters”
Dengeki Online also provides a look atthe game’s academy city stage. A Certain Magical Virtual-On will feature various battle stages where Virtual-On game tournaments will be held. The academy city stage seems to use the building rooftop.
Finally, Dengeki Online provides a look at the Virtuaroid’s newly equippable fourth weapon. By converting and amplifying the unique abilities of the character piloting the Virtuaroid, the Virtuaroid gains access to a new attack. While previous Virtual-On titles only featured three weapons, this will act as a fourth weapon in A Certain Magical Virtual-On.
In the following screenshot, we see Temjin load Touma’s “Imagine Breaker” by starting the V-Converter on its back to activate it as a new weapon.
A Certain Magical Virtual-On is due out for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita during winter 2018 in Japan.
Update 8:00 a.m. Here are some more details on the Virtuaroids:
- Touma Kamijou / Temujin – A standard, high versatility Virtuaroid with stable performance. The “Slipner” launcher equipped to its right arm supports both long and short range combat. It is widely used from beginners to advanced users.
- Index / Val Lurune – A 545 series, multipurpose-type, integrated Virtuaroid. A practical use Virtuaroid originally developed inside the academy. It is equipped with an autonomous control launcher that can be detached within both arms and the defense husk of the lower body. In previous Virtual-On games, the “Bal” line were Virtuaroids for advanced users.
- Accelerator / Specineff – A grudge curse assassination Virtuaroid. It amplifies curse in a disorderly manner.
- Mikoto Misaka / Raiden – A heavy attack Virtuaroid equipped with high performance optical weapons. It is characterized by its heavy armor and heavy weapons. Its shoulder unit, called Stave 800Z, is equipped with high output lasers.
A Certain Magical Virtual-On will be playable at Tokyo Game Show 2017 from September 21 to 24.
Thanks, Hachima Kikou.