Sega began streaming the opening movie for its Toaru Majutsu no Virtual-On (A Certain Magical Virtual-On) game for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita on Friday. Yuka Iguchi (the voice of Index) and Rina Satou (the voice of Mikoto) perform the opening theme song “Get Ready!” for the game.
The game will ship in Japan on February 15.
The PS4 version of the game will cost 7,990 yen (about US$72), and the PS Vita version will cost 6,990 yen (US$63). The limited-edition Discipline 55 version for PS4 will bundle the 500-page “Chronicle 20” book and the Cyber Troopers Vitual-on Official Sound Data 18 soundtrack CD for 12,490 yen (US$112). The limited-edition Toaru Majutsu no Archive (A Certain Magical Archive) version for PS Vita will bundle the “Toaru Majutsu no Virtual-On no Subete” booklet and a soundtrack CD for 10,990 yen (US$99). People who pre-order the game will receive the “A Certain Magical How to Play” beginner’s introduction booklet.
The game’s characters include:
Index (IDX-10/3000 Val Lurune)
Accelerator (RVR-87/VSL Spessinef “Rusty Blood”)
Mikoto Misaka (HBV-502-H8/VSL Raiden “Judge Igniters”)
Kazari Uiharu (SAV-326-D/9/VSL Grys-Vok)
Ruiko Saten (RVR-33/VSL Apharmd S)
Acqua of the Back (RVR-39/VS Apharmd B)
Virtuaroids will have a fourth weapon in the game, as opposed to the three present in previous Virtual-On installments. The fourth weapon will depend on the pilot riding the Virtuaroid, with the robot serving to enhance the character’s abilities and offer new attacks. In addition, the game will have various stages for battle, including a university city stage.
As the title indicates, the game is a collaboration between Kazuma Kamachi‘s A Certain Magical Index light novel series and Sega‘s Virtual-On video game franchise. Sega and Dengeki Bunko announced the game and began streaming a teaser video in March.