The new issue of Weekly Jump is now out in Japan, and it reveals a ton of information about Gintama Rumble. It confirms that both the Shogun Assassination and Farewell, Shinsengumi arcs will appear in the game’s story mode, and that Utsuro will appear in-game as a boss. Utsuro will attack at both close-range and from afar, and uses a teleport to dodge attacks. The magazine also confirmed two additional assist characters: Zenzou Hattori and Ayame Sarutobi.
For more on the upcoming action game, check out the most recent character confirmations:
- Hijikata Toshiro – He has many slashing attacks, and he can launch waves of attacks that will catch numerous enemies in a massive melee.
- Kondo Isao – A power-type character boasting the top attack power, he launches slow but heavy-hitting attacks.
- Okita Sougo – His fast swordsmanship skills prevent enemies from getting close to him. It is also reported that his finisher attack seems to use a bazooka.
- Imai Nobume – She has a dual-wielding style by using both short and long sword. She can confuse enemies with her elegant moves.
In addition to the new playable characters, this batch also confirms that Courtesan of a Nation arc and Baragaki arc will be included in the Gintama Chronicle story mode. Sasaki Isaburo and Oboro will also appear in the game, but only as enemy boss characters.
Gintama Rumble (preorder at Play-Asia using the code “PSLIFE” and save $3) will be released for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in Japan on January 18, 2018. An English localization for Southeast Asia will be also released on the exact same day. However, it will be only available for PlayStation 4.
[Source: Weekly Jump via Gematsu]