A Certain Magical Virtual-On

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A Certain Magical Virtual-On

Postby MentholMoose » 12 Mar 2017, 17:13

Trailer for the new "VO game", for PS4 and Vita.

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Re: A Certain Magical Virtual-On

Postby Van0079 » 12 Mar 2017, 20:22

Game is based on an LN released a year ago, translation is underway here. Apparently it sold better than expected and now Sega's cashing in. I recommend reading what's translated so far, gives us a little insight into piloting a VR, at least in the brief prologue bit.

Honestly, this is making me want to start a translation project for all the VO magazine stories (One Man Rescue, Fragmentary Passage) but I don't know where I can find raws for those.

But uh, yeah, here's hoping there's actual Virtual-On gameplay.

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Re: A Certain Magical Virtual-On

Postby Schooly D » 13 Mar 2017, 15:01

I haven't read or seen any of the LN or anime, but I still can't get over how bizarre this crossover seems. Can anyone shed light on what kind of game we could expect? I guess the most optimistic outcome is an OMG/VOOT style 1-on-1 arena mech combat game with VRs piloted by anime characters? And the worst is a dating sim where one of the side games is upgrading a VR you keep in a hangar but never pilot?
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Re: A Certain Magical Virtual-On

Postby shamanic_beat » 13 Mar 2017, 17:58

Here are some basic information taken off the official website
http://virtual-on.sega.jp/topics/201703 ... 2017031301

Release Date: 2018 TBA
Price: TBA
Supported Device: PS4, PSV
Genre: Versus Battle Action
Player Count: TBA (Online supported)
CERO: Not yet rated

Watari is on board of the project. Nothing concrete is said. They are giving their all into making the game, and they'll have something more to show later on.

Looking at Watari's tweets and the official HP, I am under the impression that the game will have hardcore and casual elements among other things. There should be a proper Virtual-On game in there somewhere. For better or worse, I believe the light novel characters' special abilities will play a role in the gameplay.
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Re: A Certain Magical Virtual-On

Postby Schooly D » 15 Mar 2017, 15:05

Pessimism fuel: a release on PS Vita is not indicative of a game meant to be played with twin sticks
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Re: A Certain Magical Virtual-On

Postby The World - 2.0 » 16 Mar 2017, 09:11

Sorry I'm a little late for boarding the so-called 'Hype Train' just now, but...

If we do end up getting another Virtual-On game(emphasis on "if"), I'll be ecstatic! :D

Off-Topic: How's everybody doing in regards to the Field/Model viewers on Japanese Dreamcast VOOT? I have a couple of updates that I'd like to share with you guys if that's alright. Should I post them on my thread located in the 'Videos/Replays/Memorabilia' section of the forums?
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Re: A Certain Magical Virtual-On

Postby Temjin747K » 28 Mar 2017, 14:16

Wow, now this is super-cool news! To think that Sega would actually make a game based on the crossover manga. Judging from the lack of gameplay footage, it must be pretty early on in development. When they release it next year, I wonder how it's gonna play...

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Re: A Certain Magical Virtual-On

Postby MentholMoose » 28 Mar 2017, 17:42

The World - 2.0 wrote:Off-Topic: How's everybody doing in regards to the Field/Model viewers on Japanese Dreamcast VOOT? I have a couple of updates that I'd like to share with you guys if that's alright. Should I post them on my thread located in the 'Videos/Replays/Memorabilia' section of the forums?

Sure, post it!
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Re: A Certain Magical Virtual-On

Postby shamanic_beat » 29 Mar 2017, 17:53

Temjin747K wrote:Wow, now this is super-cool news! To think that Sega would actually make a game based on the crossover manga. Judging from the lack of gameplay footage, it must be pretty early on in development. When they release it next year, I wonder how it's gonna play...

It's actually a crossover novel, not manga.

And they are just starting to hold meetings and taking care of paperwork/contracts and stuff, so the game is indeed very early in development. Below are taken from the development diaries posted by the producer.

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Re: A Certain Magical Virtual-On

Postby Temjin747K » 29 Mar 2017, 18:20

Thanks for the correction. Also, I hope they'll come up with a new gameplay engine that's probably just as good as OT, though I myself never played it. Shoot! I should have asked for the Dreamcast version for my birthday this year!


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