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Legend of the Galactic Heroes Reboot Anime Game Announced

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Legend of the Galactic Heroes Game

Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These is getting its own game adaptation. Its official title is Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue Saga [Thanks, Dengeki.]

The Legend of Galactic Heroes setting itself is considered a Japanese sci-fi classic. First released in 1982 as a series of novels by Yoshiki Tanaka, LOGH is set in the far future. Humanity has spread throughout the galaxy. Two factions, the Galactic Empire and Free Planets Alliance, have been at war for the past 150 years, and millions have died in the struggle to rule over an interstellar human civilization. In the midst of the conflict, two pivotal figures emerge – the Imperial commander Reinhard von Lohengramm, and the Alliance officer Yang Wen-li. Their clashes and battles would change the history of the universe. The story was adapted into several animated works, including the titular 110-episode OVA series running from 1988 to 1997.

There’s little to the newly opened official website, but the press release announcing the development has a bit more information about what potential players can expect. Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue Saga will be a strategy game for iOS and Android. It’ll be free-to-play, and supported by in-app purchases, and features characters, locations, and warships from the LOGH fiction. They’ll appear as they do in the 2018 Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These anime. The latest adaptation of the original story, Die Neue These carries a German subtitle that means “A New Thesis”, referring to its status as a “reboot” with a different approach than the OVA series.

Players will take on the role of a space naval commander and take part in the galactic war that defines the LOGH setting. Their goal will be to unite the galaxy through conquest. The game is in development at Aiming, Inc. Aiming developed games like Caravan StoriesDragon Quest Tactand co-developed World of Demons alongside PlatinumGames.

Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue Saga is in development. The first two seasons of Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These can be viewed on Crunchyroll. A third season is in production and will air in 2022 in Japan. The original OVA series can be streamed on HIDIVE.

Josh Tolentino
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