Kill la Kill The Game: IF releases in North America and Europe on July 26th, 2019

By on April 8, 2019 at 10:00 am
Kill la Kill If Ryuko Matoi Featured Image

Plus more fighters enter the ring along with a special edition!

Arc System Works released the official English product trailer for their upcoming arena fighter, developed by A+ games, Kill la Kill The Game: IF. In addition to revealing the title’s release dates in both North America and Europe, an English dub was confirmed, as the trailer was narrated by Mako Mankanshoku’s English voice actress, Christine Marie Cabanos, with Carrie Keranen and Erica Mendez also being heard reprising their roles as Satsuki Kiryuin and Ryuko Matoi, respectively.

The game will launch with a 10-character base roster, which includes: Ryuko Matoi, Satsuki Kiryuin, Ira Gamagoori, Uzu Sanageyama, Nonon Jakuzure, Houka Inumuta, Nui Harime, Ragyo Kiryuin, and alternate, Dual-Wielding versions of Satsuki and Ryuko, who battle with the completed Scissor Blade, and the reforged Bakuzan Gako and Bakuzan Kōryu.

After a run through the title’s modes, which include Versus Mode, Training Mode,  a Tutorial Mode hosted by Shiro Iori, Ranked Matches, Player Match Lobbies, the Covers Challenge, a Survival-style single-player challenge where you must take on a hoard of Covers, Gallery Mode, Sound Test, Replay Channel, and a Digital Figure Mode, similar to the one seen in Guilty Gear Xrd. 

There is a Story Mode, with an original plot written by Kazuki Nakashima, the writer of the original series, which will star Satsuki as the protagonist, complete with a new game-original “Junketsu Shinzui” costume, which you can see below. This new appearance is the opposing form of Ryuko’s final form seen in the last episode of the anime.


Finally, two new fighters have been announced, as the “Anti-Uniform Guerrillas” from Nudist Beach, Tsumugu Kinagase and Aikuro Mikisugi will be joining forces in their Ultimate Double Naked D-T-R, alongside Honnouji Academy 2nd Year Class K’s Fight Club President, Mako Mankanshoku, clad in her infamous Two-Star Goku Uniform. These two will be released sometime after launch as free DLC for all players.

There will also be a Limited Edition of the game, which will contain an original art book, an original soundtrack CD with 31 tracks, and a Mak-roquette Stress Ball, based off of Sukuyo’s infamous croquettes. A Fight Club Mako acrylic keychain, though this item is unconfirmed for North American release. The cover artwork is also an original piece by Sushio. Check out the full trailer for yourself below!

Kill la Kill The Game: IF will release for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Steam PC in Japan on Thursday, July 25th, before following in North America and Europe the next day, on Friday, July 26th.

Source: Arc System Works; Gematsu

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