SEGA has revealed through the Dengeki Online website the first four characters that will appear in A Certain Magical Virtual-On (Toaru Majutsu no Virtual-On), which is a collaboration title between the popular anime title A Certain Magical Index and SEGA’s mecha combat game series Cyber Troopers Virtual-On. Each character will be assigned a Virtualoid mech that they will use to fight in this game.
Most of the information here has been translated directly from Dengeki, with additional details on the Virtualoids being made available courtesy of Hachima Kikō.
MBV-707-G/VSL Temjin, piloted by Kamijo Touma
A high ability all-purpose standard unit that can unleash a stable performance. The Sleipnir launcher on its right hand can be used in both short and long ranges. It is used by pilots of varied experience levels, from beginners to experts.
IDX-10/3000 Bal-Loloon, customized Virtualoid for Index
A Type-545 multi-purpose integrated unit. This Virtualoid is being developed and used independently within the academy. It is equipped with autonomously controlled launchers on its both arms and lower body which can also be detached. Bal-type units used to be aimed towards experienced pilots in past Virtual-On games.
RVR-87/VSL Specineff “Rusty Blood”, customized Virtualoid for Accelerator
This Specineff unit, which is custom-made for Accelerator, is designated as a ‘malice curse assassination unit’. It can amplify malice in a disorderly manner.
HBV-502-H8/VSL Raiden “Judge Igniters”, piloted by Misaka Mikoto
Its shoulder unit, the Steiv 800Z, is equipped with high-output lasers among others. Raiden is chosen for Mikoto because she has good compatibility with this Virtualoid, which has weapons like lasers and thunder balls.
Battles in A Certain Magical Virtual-On will take place in Virtual-On game tournaments taking place in various stages specifically made for battling. One of the stages has been confirmed to use the rooftop of a building in the academy town.
And while in past Virtual-On games Virtualoids used to only have up to three weapons, in this game they will be able to have a fourth weapon, which is based on the ability of the A Certain Magical Index character piloting them, by loading the ability when the V-Converter at the Virtualoid’s back starts its drive sequence. For example, if Temjin is piloted by Kamijo Touma, it will load his Imagine Breaker ability and generate a fourth weapon based on that.
A Certain Magical Virtual-On is a versus battle action game that will be released for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in 2018 in Japan. A playable demo of the game will be also available at Tokyo Game Show 2017.