Today Aniplex announced that the mobile game Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story is coming to North America.
The “Magical Girl RPG” for iOS and Android will be localized in English and will release in the United States and Canada this summer. Developed by f4samurai (known for Ange Vierge Girls Battle and Hortensia Saga), it counts over 9 million users in Asia.
Alongside the announcement, we get two trailers, one dedicated to the game in general, and the other introducing Iroha Tamaki, voiced by Momo Asakura.
Below you can read an official description and a blurb about the story.
“Initially released in Japan in 2017, Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story brings you a brand-new Magical Girl story from the creative team behind the immensely popular Puella Magi Madoka Magica anime series. In addition to the opening animation, which was done by SHAFT (MONOGATARI Series, March comes in like a lion), the mobile game features the work of Gekidan Inucurry (Doroinu), who handles the designs for the Witches, as well as aokiume, who served as the original character designer for the anime series and contributed over ten new designs for the game. With appearances by familiar faces from the anime series, the mobile game promises to immerse players into the mysterious and captivating world of Magical Girls.”
“The stage is set in a burgeoning city called Kamihama.
Magical Girls are drawn there as if by some mysterious force.
Iroha Tamaki is one of them.
“Hey, Ui…. Why did you disappear?”
A new story about Magical Girls and the wishes that drive them unfolds…”
Aniplex of America President Shu Nishimoto accompanied the press release with an announcement.
“We are thrilled to be working with f4samurai to bring Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story to the U.S. and Canada. As a tent pole within the magical girl genre, Madoka has had an impact on many anime fans throughout the years and we hope fans enjoy meeting Iroha and the other Magical Girls of Kamihama City through this mobile game.”
You can check out the trailer of Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story below.
It’ll be interesting to see if Aniplex will manage to achieve another mobile hit in the west after Fate/Grand Order.