MAGES.’ 5pb. Games began streaming a promotional video for the upcoming Infinite Stratos 2: Love and Purge video game on Thursday. The video features Charlotte Dunois, voiced by Kana Hanazawa (Anri Sonohara from Durarara!!).
The game will be available for PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 3 on September 3, after being previously slated for July 30. The game will retail for 6,800 yen ($57), but will also have a limited edition release for 9,800 yen ($82), and a digital downloadable version for 6,000 yen ($50). The limited edition will include an SD figure of Laura Bodewig in black cat pajamas and the game original soundtrack. The first copies of the game will include product codes to download PlayStation 3 “sexy bunny” and PS Vita “pretty poodle” costumes.
The light novels and anime already inspired a game, called Infinite Stratos 2: Ignition Hearts, which was released in February 2014. The game ran on the PlayStation3 and the PlayStation Vita. The game featured the five main female characters and the Sarashiki sisters as well. Yet another game, a 3D action game for the PC called Infinite Stratos Versus Colors, will be released in Japan on December 31st, 2014.
Promotional video for Infinite Stratos 2: Ignition Hearts:
IS: Infinite Stratos is a light novel series by Izuru Yumizuru that was first released in 2009. The light novel was first published by Media Factory but issues between the author and publisher arose and ultimately Media Factory dropped the series. The series was picked up by Overlap, and with the change of publisher a change of artist was also issued. The first 7 volumes have been re-released under Overlap and the first new volume published was volume 8. Infinite Stratos was given an anime adaptation in 2011, which was produced by 8-Bit and ran for 12 episodes during the Winter 2011 anime season. An additional OVA and second season followed, once again produced by 8-Bit, and ran for 12 episodes during the Fall 2013 anime season. A manga adaptation illustrated by Kenji Akaboshi ran from mid 2010 to 2012.
Japan engineered an armed powered exoskeleton “Infinite Stratos” (IS) and it became the mainstream of weapons. Since only women can operate IS, women dominate the society over men. Orimura Ichika is a 15 year old boy and accidentally touches an IS placed in the IS pilot training school. He is found to be the only man who can operate IS and forced to enter the training school. Ichika’s busy school life surrounded by girls has begun.