On November 20th, 2014, Bandai Namco Games began streaming the second promotional video for its upcoming Yowamushi Pedal 3DS game. The game is titled Yowamushi Pedal: Asu e no Koukaiten and is based off the manga Yowamushi Pedal by Watanabe Wataru. The video showcases several of the different modes of gameplay, including Adventure mode, Mini Game mode, and Race mode. The game will feature new rivals for the characters to face, and will have a fully voiced original story. The first PV was streamed some time ago but only previewed the characters.
Yowamushi Pedal 3DS Game PV 2:
Yowamushi Pedal 3DS Game PV 1:
The game will be released in Japan on January 29, 2015, for the price of 5,690 yen. If you are lucky and/or dedicated enough to recieve one of the first copies of the game, you will get a reversible jacket, a poster, and a secret code to download a talk session between some of the cast including Yamashita Daiki (Onoda Sakamichi from Yowamushi Pedal), Kishio Daisuke (Teshima Junta from Yowamushi Pedal), and Matsuoka Yoshitsugu (Aoyagi Hajime from Yowamushi Pedal).
Yowamushi Pedal is a manga written and illustrated by Watanabe Wataru. It tells the story of a small boy, Onoda, who is an otaku and hopes to enter the anime club when he gets into high school. He constantly rides his “Mommy Bike”, a city bicycle that he uses for transportation, delivery, and recreation, around, and when he is spotted by one of the members of his high school’s bicycle racing club he is asked to join. Onoda’s adventure starts from here!
The manga has inspired 2 seasons of anime, one of which, Yowamushi Pedal: Grande Road, is currently airing.
Yowamushi Pedal synopsis from Haruhichan:
Otaku Sakamichi Onoda has just entered high school and plans to join the anime club. In middle school, Onoda didn’t have any friends with whom he could talk about anime, games, Akihabara and other otaku things, and he is hoping he can make such friends in the anime club, but he finds out it’s been disbanded. In order to reestablish the club he tries to find 4 other people who would like to join.
Since he was a little boy, Onoda has ridden his mamachari—a bulky bicycle with a step-through frame mainly used for short rides, such as for casual fun or to pick up groceries—to go to Akihabara every week to check out or buy otaku things. Fellow freshman Shunsuke Imaizumi and bicyclist, while training, notices a boy (Onoda) riding his mamchari up a steep road.
Freshman and road racing cyclist, Shokichi Naruko visits Akihabara to get some Gundam plastic models for his younger brothers and meets Onoda who catches his attention because of the his cycling skill on the mamachari and later find out they go to the same school. Later on, both Naruko and Imaizumi try to convince him to join the bicycle racing club, but will he?
Source: Official Website