Bandai Namco has uploaded the third trailer for their upcoming Gintama hack-and-slash action game, Gintama Rumble. Compared to the first two trailers, this one is much longer with a whopping 13 minutes, as this time we get to hear Gintoki, Shinpachi, and Kagura explains about the game in more detail rather than just showing event cutscene snippets.
Now that we have seen some actual in-game gameplay footage in this trailer, the map design and mission composition in Gintama Rumble is more reminiscent of Capcom’s Sengoku Basara rather than Koei Tecmo’s Dynasty Warriors. There is a variation of missions as you carve your way through hundreds of enemies before they culminate in one-on-one duels against bosses.
In addition to the Gintama Chronicle main story mode, this trailer also confirms a Free Battle mode where you can pick any of the playable characters to use in cleared story stages and the Kabukicho Top Battle mode which has an original story where Gintama characters compete in a four-stage tournament to gather 12 Balls and make their wish come true.
As of this trailer, eleven playable characters are confirmed for Gintama Rumble, which are as following:
- Sakata Gintoki
- Shimura Shinpachi
- Katsura Kotaro
- Takasugi Shinsuke
- Kondo Isao
- Hijikata Toshiro
- Okita Sougo
- Imai Nobume
The player will be able to call characters not listed above, such as Elizabeth, Sadaharu, and Sarutobi Ayame for assist attacks. Even enemy bosses like Doromizu Jirocho, Sasaki Isaburo, and Oboro are also available as assists at some point in the game. When a playable character levels up, the player can allocate points that will determine character stat growths. They can also choose costumes and modify the finisher cut-ins for the playable characters.
Gintama Rumble will be released on PlayStation 4 on January 18, 2018, in Japan and Southeast Asia; the latter region having an English localization of the game. A PlayStation Vita version is also released exclusively in Japan.
[Source: Bandai Namco]