Bandai Namco Japan published the first full-length trailer for Kamen Rider Climax Scramble Zi-O. Kamen Rider has a new television series each year. The game ties-in with the currently airing series Kamen Rider Zi-O, which is an anniversary-like series with past Riders and characters appearing, just like Kamen Rider Decade in 2009. And I still can’t believe it’s almost been a decade since Decade, and since when I stopped checking out the new series because of a huge lack of time.
The trailer shows the game’s 3D brawler fights. Different ways of playing are possible, with up to four players on the same screen, split-screen up to two players or local up to four players. Some kid-friendly controls are possible too, with a control mode allowing you to make combos by shaking the Joy-Cons. The game will contain all Heisei Riders.
Kamen Rider is a long-running TV series which started in 1971, which continues to this day with a new independent series each years. It was originally a manga by Shotaro Ishinomori, one of the greatest mangaka there is, though not that popular outside Japan. The series is also separated using the Japanese calendar. Past series which aired until the Showa era’s end in 1989 are called Showa Riders. Japan is currently in the Heisei era, as such current Kamen Rider series are called Heisei Riders. Kamen Rider Zi-O is the final Heisei Rider series, as Heisei era will end on April 30th next year, with the abdication of Japanese Emperor Akihito.
You can watch the trailer for the game below. Kamen Rider Climax Scramble Zi-O launches exclusively for Switch in Japan on November 29th.