Back in July, Bandai Namco announced a new Gintama game code named Gintama Project Last Game. Today, the publisher announced the game’s official title: Gintama Ranbu.
Gintama Ranbu (that tranlates as “Gintama Wild Dance“) will be released for PS4 and PS Vita in Japan, while an Asian release with English subtitles will come for PS4 only.
The genre has also been announced, and it’ll be a “samurai fighting action” game.
A few characters have also been officially confirmed: protagonist Gintoki Sakata, female heroine Kagura, and Shinpachi Shimura. As part of the reveal, we also get to see the first 1080p screenshots of the game, showing Kagura and Shinpaci in action.
The game is based on the popular shonen manga series Gintama by Hideaki Sorachi, currently serialized on Shonen Jump. It has continued since 2003, and has been adapted into an anime series that counts over 300 episodes, which debuted in 2006. It’s one of the most popular shonen franchises in Japan, alongside titles like Dragon Ball, Bleach and Naruto. Multiple feature films (including a live action one) and OVA releases for the home video market complete the picture.
Below you can check out a few new screenshots and character artwork. If you want to see more, you can also watch the first English trailer for the Asian market.