High-speed 3D shooter Wing of Darkness will launch digitally for PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC via Steam on February 25, 2021 worldwide for $29.99 / 2,980 yen, publisher Clouded Leopard Entertainment and developer Production Exabilities announced. It will support English, Japanese, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Korean, French, Italian, German, and Spanish subtitle language options, and Japanese audio.
In Japan and Asia, Wing of Darkness will also be available in physical standard and limited editions for $29.99 / 3,480 yen and $84.99 / 8,980 yen, respectively. The limited edition includes a special box, the original soundtrack, pins, a crest, an acrylic figurine, a B5 sticker sheet, visual fan book, and one last item to be announced.
Here is an overview of the game, via Clouded Leopard Entertainment:
This project is a labor of love by a small, yet spirited team of game industry professionals whose vision is to deliver the highest-quality entertainment.
Production Exabilities’ debut release is a 3D shooter focusing on stunning visuals, with a moving musical score and story to match. The game is comprised of two elements: an exhilarating action segment, followed by a cutscene depicting the inner perspectives of the two main heroines.
This high-profile Japanese indie game, which has already garnered considerable attention at various gaming events, is finally ready for simultaneous worldwide release.
■ About the Game
Between high-octane action sequences and dramatic cutscenes, the Frauleins’ war unfolds…
In Wing of Darkness, you play as a Fraulein: a young woman battling against hostile invaders known as Blankers. The game is comprised of two elements: an exhilarating action segment, in which the player flies through beautifully rendered skies, shooting down enemies with a never-ending supply of ammunition, followed by a fully-voiced cutscene wherein the two main heroines act as the narrators, depicting the war from their perspectives.
—A thrilling, action-packed adventure awaits!
—The story unfolds from the perspectives of two warriors.
Young women prepare to take flight. For themselves, and for the whole world…
An unknown enemy, the Blankers, have completely changed the nature of combat. Now, war has become a game for the survival of mankind.
Nothing can defeat the Blankers except the Held System, a state-of-the-art weapon, and the Frauleins, the young women are uniquely disposed to using them.
This means that Frauleins are humanity’s last hope. They must be prepared to face their greatest fears as they take flight against the enemy.
If they don’t fight, mankind will be wiped out. But in doing so, the Frauleins will lose something very dear to them…
This is a story of what it means to truly be human, told through the eyes of two brave young warriors.
■ Action Sequences
Take to the skies as a Fraulein!
Enjoy zipping through the sky in all directions with simple gameplay controls.
Ammunition replenishes itself gradually over time. Choose your weapon before each mission and experience the exhilaration of shooting down powerful enemies without any restrictions.
The various missions depict stylish aerial combat with laser weapons and missiles. The sky’s the limit!
A tale of war and two girls.
Fully Voiced Story
Cutscenes take place before and after the action sequences. The story is told in a reminiscent narrative that alternates between the perspectives of the two main heroines, Klara (voiced by Kiyono Yasuno) and Erika (voiced by Chihira Mochida).
The story begins when two young women from complete opposite backgrounds meet.
At first, they dislike each other, but they eventually grow to respect one another, coming together to fight against the unknown threat of the Blankers, as well as the mystery surrounding the Fraulein military program.
■ Limited Edition Physical Edition
The exclusive limited edition physical edition includes:
- The full opening and ending songs sung by the two lead voice actresses.
- An original soundtrack containing voiced stories depicting the daily lives of the two protagonists.
- A visual fan book with many models of the two main characters and enemy aircraft, as well as a lyric sheet and an original voice drama, all of which will be fully localized into traditional Chinese and Korean.
- Patches and pins bearing the in-game squad emblem.
- A variety of other bonus items only available in this version.
Watch the latest footage below. View a new set of screenshots, artwork, and a beauty shot of the limited edition at the gallery.
- 29:07 to 30:09 – Gameplay
- 32:36 to 33:22 – Cutscene
- 38:41 to 40:10 – Opening Movie