It’s a big week for Studio TRIGGER news. In addition to Promare getting a release date, we also finally know the release date for the second game based off a TRIGGER show, Kill La Kill the Game If. Set to release on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC on July 25 in Japan and July 26 in the West, we’d say that counts as a simultaneous release. A 3D arena-style fighter, Arc System Works developed the game. Arc’s last anime-based game, Dragon Ball FighterZ, was a huge critical and commercial success giving us hope for Kill La Kill IF even when games based on anime aren’t always the best. The spectacular Sushio graced us with this new promotional art as well.
Kill La Kill was Studio TRIGGER’s first major project. It’s hard to think that it’s already been six years since it’s come out; back when Studio TRIGGER formed in 2011 and up until Kill La Kill, they only had the original Little Witch Academia and the heavily Adult Swim-inspired Inferno Cop under the belt. Billed as the second coming of Gurren Lagann, due to the Hiroyuki Imaishi Kazuki Nakashima combo (also responsible for the upcoming Promare), Kill La Kill was a huge hit. For the next couple of years, you couldn’t go to an anime convention without seeing several hundred Ryuko Matoi’s.
Pairing up with Arc System Works to make this game was a smart move. Their track record for fighting games is near spotless, and they’re behind some of the wildest fighters you can play. Arc signature series Guilty Gear and BlazBlue are beloved by competitive fighting game fans and otaku alike. The developer’s collaborative works with established IPs like Dragon Ball FighterZ and Persona 4 Arena also score high marks with fans and fighting game enthusiasts. And of course, for the real ones out there, there’s Melty Blood. 3D Arena fighting isn’t traditional territory for the company but everything has looked promising so far.
Studio TRIGGER and Arc System Works’ Kill La Kill the Game If release July 25. More info can be found via the game’s official website.