A couple weeks ago Bandai Namco Entertainment announced a game project inspired by the Black Clover anime. Yesterday we got the first trailer at Jump Festa, and today the publisher released an extended version.
The new trailers revealed the actual title of the game since it was teased with a working title until yesterday. It’s going to be Black Clover: Quartet Knights. The title appears to be final for the west as well.
The title is a “4v4 magic action shooting” third-person game with online gameplay. Yet we already got confirmation that a single player story mode will be present. It’s teased at the end of the trailer.
According to the press release, characters will use anti-magic, wind magic, dark magic, and mirror magic. Each has a totally different way of fighting, and their individuality and way of co-operating are crucial to the strategy.
It’s based on the fantasy-adventure manga by Yuuki Tabata that has been serialized on Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump starting in 2015 and is still ongoing now. The manga recently spawned an anime series that began airing in Japan on October 3rd, 2017.
If you’re not familiar with it, the story is about a boy named Asta, who is the only one born without magical powers in a world in which absolutely everyone has the natural skill to perform spells. He is abandoned as a kid alongside Yuno, that on the other hand has immense magical skills. As they turn fifteen, Yuno is given an ancient grimoire to become a Magic Knight. Yet, when a thief steals it, Asta suddenly summons his own grimoire containing the unique Anti-Magic ability, giving him the power to cancel all magic, making him a contender to the title of Wizard King and sparking a rivalry with Yuno himself.
You can watch the trailer below, alongside some images. If you want to see more, you can also check out the initial teaser trailer.