Katsuhiro Otomo’s 1979 manga Short Peace has inspired a new game from Grasshopper Manufacture boss Goichi Suda and Tokyo Jungle developer Crispy’s.
Translating from a Famitsu article, Gematsu reports the game is the product of a new project called Mix Culture, or Mixture for short, which aims to blend a variety of Japanese cultural influences with games.
Called Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day, the 2D, side-scrolling action game tells to story of the titular protagonist, the only daughter of a large, underground conglomerate that controls parking lots; she lives in one of them, in fact. A high school student, Ranko works at night as a professional hitman, and is interrupted on a typical job by a rival syndicate, weilding some form of magic.
In Ranko’s battles, players will “defeat enemies with effects”, a system which is described as a fresh new take on action gameplay, although it was not detailed. Players need to outrun their rivals as well as defeat enemies, and there will be special stages with large bosses and other variations on the standard formula. Famitsu‘s screens provide some explanation for this mysterious description.
There’s no word yet on release date or platform.