Dengeki Bunko, known for publishing popular light novels such as Sword Art Online and A Certain Magical Index, are currently collaborating with Sega to make a crossover fighting game called Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax, featuring characters from many different series.
During the Dengeki Bunko Autumn Festival, director Takaharu Terada plus co-producers Ryutaro Nonaka and Juro Watari talked about the upcoming arcade title with 4Gamer.
“While Dengeki Bunko do have many titles that have been made into games, there aren’t actually too many where you can play as their characters in an action-style game,” says Nonaka.
“I think I speak for us all when I say ‘I want to be able to play as Shana, Asuna, Misaka, and Kirino. And ‘I want to pull off that move from that title,’ so that’s why we made it into a fighting game,” added Terada.
Asuna from Sword Art Online or Shizuo from Durarara!! naturally fit into an action-based game or fighter. However, Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax will also feature characters such as Kirino Kousaka from Oreimo, who will be quite different from your average brawler.
Terada chimed, “Even for us, we consider it a dream-like fighting game.”
“As you mentioned, Dengeki Bunko titles consist of many character who can fight, but we’re thinking about adding characters who don’t fit that image, appear in the game,” Nonaka teased. “It is truly a dream fight, or a dream match-up, if you will.”
Terada mentions that the concept for the game is to not only have serious battles, but to be able to say “Let’s be excited and fight among each other, as fans!” He would like for the players to consider it as a party for Dengeki Bunko.
Finally, a message from the three, for the fans of Dengeki Bunko.
Ryutaro Nonaka, Co-Producer: “While the game is also considered a ‘character game,’ we’re putting a lot of effort into developing the game itself, so it won’t only be about the character charm. We’ll be revealing more and more characters, so please look forward to our future announcements.”
Takaharu Terada, Director: “I believe that this title will also be interesting to fans of the characters and series, who’ve never even touched a fighting game before. We’re doing our best to make this game not only for the advanced players, but also something that will be easier for beginners to get into, so it’d be nice to see girls and other players give it a try.”
Juro Watari, Co-Producer: “This will be the fourth collaboration between Sega and Dengeki Bunko, and so far the development is looking like it’ll be much better than any of the works before. I know that some may be thinking ‘why a fighting game?’ but to put it simply, the enthusiasm that says ‘we want to make something good!’ is the driving force behind the idea. Please look forward to it!”