Following a tease in late September, Square Enix announced Shin Kaku Gi Kou and the 11 Destroyers—a multimedia project consisting of a smartphone game, novel, and comic—at Dengeki Bunko 25th Anniversary Aki no Dengekisai. The smartphone game will launch as a free-to-play title with item-based microtransactions in 2019 in Japan.
Here is an overview of the project’s staff:
- Production: Square Enix and Straight Edge
- Scenario: Kazuma Kamachi (A Certain Magical Index, etc.)
- Character Design: Kiyotaka Haimura (A Certain Magical Index, etc.)
- Opening Animation: Studio Trigger (Kill la Kill, Little Witch Academia, etc.)
- Theme Song: “Future is Mine” by Myth & Roid
And here is an overview of the story:
In a land of swords and magic, there was a creature—an evil god—with extraordinary power. People feared its existence, but at the same time were captivated by its power. They wanted that power. Their dangerous wish would eventually lead them to break the evil god’s horn and create “Shin Kaku Gi Kou,” huge magical weapons infused with the horn.
One of these weapons alone has enough strength to overpower an entire country and its army, and there are 10 of these across the vast continent. However, one day a severely injured Moebius, the strongest Shin Kaku Gi Kou user, entrusted his “power” to a young boy named Miyabi who happened to be present.
There is an 11th user out there that no one knows about. You must protect everyone before the out-of-control monster destroys the entire continent, he was told.
The smartphone game is an action and crafting RPG. The field is made up of blocks, which players can destroy and gather to construct buildings and craft items. Co-op play with other players is also supported. In battle, you can summon your Shin Kaku Gi Kou which, given its massive power, can destroy large amounts of blocks on the field. The main story is fully voiced by a cast of over 40 actors and uses Live2D technology.
The comic will begin serialization in Manga Up! on October 29. The Kazuma Kamachi-authored novel will be published by Dengeki Bunko, but a release date was not announced.
Watch the game announcement trailer below. Visit the official website here.