Kill la Kill the Game: IF Releases Story and Battle Mode Details

Some new information on the story and battle modes of Kill la Kill the Game: IF have been released from Arc System Works explaining the branching plot.

Arc Systems Works has revealed some new information on Kill la Kill the Game: IF‘s Story and Battle Modes, as well as added some new character profiles on the game’s website.

In Story Mode the player will control Satsuki Kiryuin, the antagonist for the first half of the Kill la Kill anime. She is the student council president over Honnouji Academy and wields the Bakuzan blade. This is an alternate “IF” story, the game will branch off from the anime’s eighth episode with all of the new scenarios supervised by Kazuki Nakashima, the original scenario-writer of Kill la Kill. This branching off occurs at the end of the Honnouji Academy’s Naturals Election where Satsuki’s mother, Ragyo Kiryuin appears earlier than in the anime version.

At the end of the Honnouji Academy’s Naturals Election, the one who appeared before Satsuki is not Nui, but Ragyo!? What is the reason for Ragyo’s sudden
appearance? What is going on with all the strange phenomenons that has been occurring? An alternate “IF” story, branching out from the original series 8th episode!!

Ragyo is the President of Honnouji Academy and the CEO of Revocs, with Nui Harime as the Grand Courturier or Revocs and claims to have murdered Ryuko Matoi’s father which is the catalyst for the anime series. Both characters have been added to the cast on the website with their own portraits and brief descriptions introducing them. This difference between the game and anime’s storylines allows Arc Systems Works to diverge from the anime instead of retelling the story players may already know.

In addition to the Story Mode there are multiple Battle Modes in Kill la Kill the Game: IF that are purely gameplay driven, which are detailed below:

Tutorial Mode
Learn the ropes of the game by taking instructions from the club president of the Tailoring Club, Shiro Iori.

Training Mode
Choose freely from the wide selection of characters, stage, dummy actions and etc., in this mode.

Survival Challenge Mode
Defeat waves of random CPU opponents with your character in this mode.

Covers Challenge Mode
Defeat the swarm of Covers appearing in the stage with your character.  As you progress in the battle, items that enhance your Ketsui level and character status parameters may drop from the defeated enemies.  “Covers Challenge” consists of 3 rules for you to challenge.

One Minute Challenge
Defeat as many enemies as you can under one minute. In this challenge, enemies may drop items that prolong the time limit, so the key to this challenge is to collect these items as you fight.

Hundred Enemies Challenge
A time attack challenge to contest how fast can you defeat 100 enemies. A quick way to experience the thrill of one-vs-many.

Endless Battle
Fight for as long as your character stands in this challenge. You can test the limits of your character’s toughness against the throngs of enemies in here.

Some screenshots of Kill la Kill the Game: IF have been released alongside the updates to the game’s website and can be viewed in the gallery below.

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