Goichi Suda’s new side-scrolling action game, Ranko Tuskugime’s Longest Day, is coming west in northern spring – but this trailer makes me want it yesterday.
Namco Bandai has announced it’s bringing the PlayStation 3 game west, to the Americas, Europe and Australia this spring as Short Peace: Ranko Tuskugime’s Longest Day.
As we’ve reported previously, Ranko Tuskugime’s Longest Day was developed by Tokyo Jungle studio Crispy’s, but was produced by Grasshopper Manufacture leader Suda51, celebrated for No More Heroes and Killer7.
It’s the fourth part of a sequence of five stories called Short Peace, an anime anthology directed by notable industry figures including Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo. Otomo penned the 1979 manga of the same name which inspired the project.
Ranko Tuskugime’s Longest Day tells the story of a high school student who is the sole heir of a large, underground conglomerate which controls parking lots throughout Japan. At night, she works as a professional assassin, but is interrupted one evening by a rival syndicate.
The side-scroller has a bit of a twist, which Crispy’s calls “high speed effect action”; it makes a lot more sense when you see it in action.
In Japan, the full Short Peace film will also be included on the Ranko Tuskugime’s Longest Day disc release, so fingers crossed for a similar deal in English-speaking territories.