Kazushige Nojima Is Penning Black Rock Shooter: The Game


4Gamer has a few early details on Imageepoch’s Black Rock Shooter: The Game, announced for the PSP by president, Ryoei Mikage, at the publisher’s recent press conference in Japan last month.


For those that may not be familiar with it, the Black Rock Shooter anime film, on which the game is based, has an interesting origin story. A Concept image for a character named “Black Rock Shooter” was originally created by an artist named Huke.


Inspired by the image, the founder of the music group, Supercell, created a song based on the character, also named “Black Rock Shooter,” featuring vocals from Vocaloid, Hatsune Miku. The ensuing music video, developed in collaboration by Huke and Supercell, went on to gain popularity on the Internet, and ultimately led to a 50-minute anime production.


Black Rock Shooter: The Game’s story is being penned by Kazushige Nojima of Final Fantasy fame. In recent years, Nojima has also penned the Subspace Emissary mode in Super Smash Bros., and Capcom’s The Last Ranker.


The task of game directing is placed once again upon the shoulders of Kazuya Niinou, coming off of Etrian Odyssey, 7th Dragon, Fate/Extra, and The Last Ranker.


Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.