A few days ago, Bandai Namco Entertainment has revealed that they are planning to release the PS4 sidescroling beat em up RPG titled Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time to the West, and as a sign that they are finally understanding how lucrative of a market the West is for popular anime franchises, they are also bringing it to the PC platform via Steam.
The official description from the press release:
Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time is a heart-pounding 3D action RPG beat ‘em up featuring an original storyline carved from the popular anime series by Studio Trigger, a Tokyo-based anime production company; now streaming exclusively on Netflix.
Having been inspired by a famous witch named Shiny Chariot, an ordinary girl named Atsuko (Akko) Kagari enrolls at Luna Nova Magical Academy, a prestigious school for young girls training to become witches. Before starting summer vacation, Akko and her new classmates find out about an inexplicable phenomenon at Luna Nova caused by the Seven Wonders, which has been passed down for several centuries. Now it’s up to Akko as she takes on the adventure to unravel the mystery surrounding the Seven Wonders.
Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time features main characters from the anime and original storylines for players to explore as they make their way through Luna Nova Magical Academy.
This is relevant because Steam is usually not considered when it comes to anime-based videogames from Japan, as the PC platform is not as well-entrenched in Japan as it is in the western and european markets. But of course, the commercial successes of recent anime ports like the Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm franchise, the Dragon Ball Xenoverse franchise, and all the hype Dragon Ball Fighter Z is getting has finally got through.
Now the question is, when will they port a Gundam game to PC?