Today Bandai Namco Entertainment officially revealed “Gintama Project Last Game.”
As you can imagine, the title is actually just a working one, and the actual name of the game remains to be determined. All we know for now is that it’s an action game, and it will come for the well proven PS4 and PS Vita combo.
Of course, this is a Bandai Namco game, so it’s not a given that the game will remain PlayStation exclusive if it ever comes west, even if we don’t have any info on a western release at the moment.
The game is based on the popular shonen manga series Gintama, by Hideaki Sorachi, currently serialized on Shonen Jump. It has been going on since 2003, and has been turned into an anime series that counts over 300 episodes, which debuted in 2006. It’s certainly one of the most popular shonen franchises in Japan, alongside titles like Dragon Ball, Bleach and Naruto. It was also adapted into multiple feature films (including a live action one) and OVA releases for the home video market.
Interestingly, Bandai Namco is holding a popular vote for the pre-order bonuses of the game, which will be divided in four separate polls. The current one is between Pandemonium and Sakata Kintoki. You can vote on the official site, and more polls will open on July 21st, July 28th and August 4th. Unsurprisingly, Sakata Kintoki is winning by a landslide at the moment.
The game was presented with a teaser trailer that you can see below. Unless you know Japanese, you may want to just skip to the 3:27 mark, because everything before that is dialogue on a static image.