Today Bandai Namco announced that the recently released Little Witch Academia: Toki no Maho to Nanafushigi will come west with the title Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time.
The game will come in early 2018, and on top of the original PS4 version, the publisher is also adding a PC version via Steam. It’s a 3D action-RPG inspired by the anime franchise with the same name.
“Having been inspired by a famous witch named Shiny Chariot, an ordinary girl named Atsuko (Akko) Kagari enrolls at Luna Nova Magical Academy, a prestigious school for young girls training to become witches. Before starting summer vacation, Akko and her new classmates find out about an inexplicable phenomenon at Luna Nova caused by the Seven Wonders, which has been passed down for several centuries. Now it’s up to Akko as she takes on the adventure to unravel the mystery surrounding the Seven Wonders.
Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time features main characters from the anime and original storylines for players to explore as they make their way through Luna Nova Magical Academy.”
For those unfamiliar with the name, Little Witch Academia is an anime franchise that debuted in Japan with a short film in 2013, followed by a one-shot manga. In 2015 its popularity grew further thanks to the Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade feature film funde by a successful Kickstartercampaign (that quadrupled its initial goal, gathering $625,518 in pledges), followed in 2017 by a full-fledged 25 episode TV series. The series has also been made available worldwide by Netflix.
The anime franchise is produced by Studio Trigger, that many will know for Kill la Kill, and also worked in games before, creating the animation for the first Project X Zone.
Below you can check out the first screenshots showing the lovely 3D visuals of the game, aiming to reproduce the art style of the anime. If you want to see more, you can also enjoy the first Japanese teaser trailer, and another released just a few days ago.