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A.W.: Phoenix Festa Brings The Asterisk War To PlayStation Vitas




Bandai Namco will be releasing A.W.: Phoenix Festa outside of Japan. One of the company’s Anime Expo 2016 announcements revealed the localization of the PlayStation Vita dating sim and action game based on The Asterisk War: The Academy City on the Water light novel, manga, and anime series.


In the 20th century, the Inertia destroyed many of Earth’s cities. A.W.: Phoenix Festa is set in Rikka, also known as Asterisk, a city with six academies. Students at these schools who possess Genestella, a sort of superpower, can compete in tournaments called Festas. Players follow Seidoukan Academy’s Ayato Amagiri or an original character they create. They’re able to train for the Phoenix Festa, make friends with NPCs, and perhaps even find love.


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A.W.: Phoenix Festa will come to the PlayStation Vita in North America via the PlayStation Store on July 26, 2016. While a European release date has yet to be announced, a trademark was found in the EUIPO database in June 2016.

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