A global release of Hideaki Anno’s Shin Kamen Rider film isn’t confirmed yet, but its tie-in game adaptation is ready to cross the seas. SD Shin Kamen Rider Rumble will launch in Asia on April 27, 2023. The game will appear on PC and Nintendo Switch, and will be fully localized into English and published by Bandai Namco.
Check out the release date trailer for SD Shin Kamen Rider Rumble. The game was first announced for Japan in January.
The SD Shin Kamen Rider Rumble trailer replicates the opening sequence of Shin Kamen Rider, which was heavily inspired by the original 1971 Kamen Rider intro. The trailer shows off gameplay footage, featuring Kamen Rider, Takeshi Hongo, beating through waves of goons from SHOCKER. SHOCKER is the secret organization that kidnapped Takeshi and turned him into the cyborg super soldier Kamen Rider. The Shin Kamen Rider incarnation will fight both with and without his helmet, and spends a fair amount of time wearing a black overcoat over his cybernetic armor.
The game itself is a side-scrolling brawler-style title, though it appears to incorporate systems to gradually improve Kamen Rider’s abilities. Kamen Rider also goes into battle against Kumo Augment, a SHOCKER-created monster from the film and its version of the classic monster Man Spider. Kamen Rider also deploys his famous Rider Kick super move to annihilate his foes.
SD Shin Kamen Rider Rumble will be available in Asia on the Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam on April 27, 2023.