Today Bandai Namco Entertainment Asia announced the release date for Southeast Asia of Full Metal Panic! Fight! Who Dares Win.
The game will release day and date with the recently-revealed Japanese launch, on May 31st. It’ll be a PS4 exclusive exactly like in Japan.
On top of the announcement, we get to see the most recent trailer with English subtitles, which is appropriate, because the game itself will have the same, paired with Japanese voice-overs. This means that we’ll be able to comfortably import the Asian version and still enjoy the title in a language we can all understand.
If you’re unfamiliar with the game, it’s the adaptation of the Full Metal Panic! light novel, manga, and anime series, in which an organization named Mithril fights to protect a “whispered” named Kaname Chidori, who holds the secret of a “black technology.” In order to do so, they send Sousuke Sagara, a former child soldier who is as efficient in combat as completely lacking common sense in living a normal life. This causes hilarious situation as he is forced to adapt to the usual school life in peaceful Japan. Of course, we also get plenty of mecha combat and a sizable amount of charming romance and drama.
A fourth anime season titled Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory (third if you don’t count the comedic spin-off Fumoffu) is scheduled to air in Japan in April.
The game itself is a turn-based strategy RPG in development at Bandai Namco’s internal B.B. Studio, which is the team behind the Super Robot Wars series.
Unfortunately, we have no information about a western localization, but since the game is coming in English anyway, that’s not too bad.