Virtual-On Returns With A Certain Magical Index Crossover in 2018

Virtual-On Returns With A Certain Magical Index Crossover in 2018

PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita are getting the oddest series revival ever.

Sega has announced a crossover between Cyber Troopers Virtual-On and Dengeki Bunko's A Certain Magical Index light novel series. According to a translation by Gematsu, A Certain Magical Virtual-On (Toaru Majutsu no Virtual-On) is coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in 2018. The title follows a previous crossover light novel of the same title that was release in May 2016.

Everyone seems on board, with A Certain Magical Index author Kazuma Kamachi handling the scripting of the game and Virtual-On series character designer Hajime Katoki doing the mecha designs and other illustrations. The Virtual-On games exist within the fiction of A Certain Magical Index, with the conceit of the light novel and this game being that Index characters will pilot familiar Virtuaroids.

The last release release of a Virtual-On title was Cyber Troopers Virtual-On Marz in 2013 for PlayStation 3. That game itself was a re-release of the earlier PlayStation 2 title. So for hardcore Virtual-On fan, this may represent the only time you'll get to play a modern version of the series.

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Mike Williams

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M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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