Video Game: Super Heroine Chronicle
A crossover game by Namco Bandai
that features superheroines from ten different anime and manga franchises. It's confirmed that it will be for both Playstation 3
and PlayStation Vita
The ten franchises and their characters include:
- Kaitou Tenshi Twin Angel
- Heroines: Haruka Minazuki (Red Angel), Aoi Kannazuki (Blue Angel), Kurumi Hazuki (White Angel)
- Villains: Tesla Violet (Twin Phantom), Nine Violet (Twin Phantom)
- Heroines: Koto
- Villain: Yase
- Di Gi Charat
- Heroines: Dejiko (Di Gi Charat), Puchiko (Petit Charat)
- Villain: Usada Hikaru (Rabi~en~Rose)
- Swan Song of the Valkyries: Symphogear
- Heroines: Hibiki Tachibana, Tsubasa Kazanari
- Villain: Chris Yukine
- Super Sonico
- Higurashi: When They Cry
- Heroines: Rena Ryuuguu, Mion & Shion Sonozaki (duo), Rika Furude & Satoko Houjou (duo)
- Aria the Scarlet Ammo
- Heroines: Aria H. Kanzaki, Shirayuki Hotogi, Reki
- Villains: Riko Mine, Jeanne d'Arc
- Infinite Stratos
- Heroines: Houki Shinonono (both in training and Akatsubaki form), Cecilia Alcott, Lingyin Huang, Charles Dunois
- Villain: Laura Bodewig
- The Familiar of Zero
- Heroines: Louise Françoise Le Blanc de La Vallière, Lemon-chan (Louise alt costume), Siesta, Tiffania
- Dream Hunter Rem
- Heroines: Rem Ayanokouji (both in human/detective form and warrior form)
- Villain: Professor Shinigami
main characters include:
The first trailer can be viewed here
. And the second trailer here.
The game was released on February 6, 2014.
Tropes include the following:
- Animation Bump: The second opening. Time will tell if fans will treat this just like the animation bump with the Nu Gundam.
- Bare Your Midriff: All of the Original Generation heroines are this.
- Batman Can Breathe in Space: Noel's final attack as well as her and Meru. Both even have a conversation with each other when they save the entire party from the crashing space ship.
- Calling Your Attacks: Surprisingly averted for the most part this time around. Might have to do with a lack of variety in battle dialogue, however.
- Played straight with Louise's spells and Dejiko/Puchiko's eye beams though.
- Chick Magnet: Quite a few of Infinite Stratos's harem comedy events still happen, but since Ichika is absent, the girls end up settling for the next best thing. Claude, right? Nope. Hibiki.
- Continuity Nod: St. Montblanc Academy, the school that Meru and Noel attend and where Eve teaches, is the same school that Maron Macaron and Aryutta Katz attended as magical patisserie students.
- The very beginning of the game starts with Noel and Meru lost in a desert (though they change locations shortly after running into Claude). Jean also met Maron and Alice in the desert at the start of Queen's Gate. Going along with the above point, Noel also name-drops "Maron-chan" during the opening.
- Meru's first free talk is basically this to Maron's free talk. Not only does Meru mention Maron by name, she talks about Maron's pursuit in becoming an idol (which Jean helped with in Queen's Gate), and how Meru strives to do the same with Claude's help.
- Cuteness Overload: Noel describes Meru as having a "no-good Lovely Radar". The first thing that sets it off? The Noise monsters in chapter 1. Meru goes as far as wanting to take all of them home. Unfortunately for her, they're hostile.
- Defeat Means Friendship: The trailers outright state that there's a system for recruiting the villains this way. Some have special conditions attached, such as requiring a New Game+.
- Fanservice: W Impact illustrations and the CG in the final Free Talk for each girl are typically this.
- Cosmetic Award: Unlike the Spiral Chaos games, since there is no relationship system, the Free Talks in this game are purely fluff and for unlocking C Gs.
- Guns Are Worthless: Averted for a decent portion of the cast. Aria, Riko, Mion, and Rem are all proficient with pistols, and a few of the mecha girls wield various large arms and/or laser weaponry.
- And then played straight in other parts. For instance, Rem's Super Mode drops the gun for a sword (and a Chainmail Bikini), and out of the Powered Armor wearing girls one of if not THE strongest damage output belongs to Hibiki and her rather... hands-on approach to fighting.
- Heel-Face Turn: Let's just say that villain roster up there gets a lot less crowded as time goes on.
- Improbably Female Cast: Not counting generic enemies, Claude is the only guy around. Even main characters like Ichika or Keiichi are nowhere to be seen.
- Lethal Joke Character: Just like Jean in Spiral Chaos, Claude can rip through any enemy in pieces, coupled with some Soul Sympathy attacks from adjacent allies or by himself.
- A few of the crossover characters who are non-combatants in their original series also qualify. These include Super Sonico, the Higurashi characters (to varying degrees; Rika is more of a joke compared to the others), Puchiko, and Siesta.
- Also, Louise. Most of her moveset is her hilariously failing a variety of spells. Her strongest attack is just actually getting one right after a long pep talk from Siesta.
- Let's Play: One from Rvlast.
- Let's Split Up, Gang: Unlike in Super Robot Wars, route splits in this game happen at the end of a stage instead of being able to choose at the beginning of a stage.
- Luck-Based Mission: Anyone who says that they've cleared Stage 34 on their first time is a liar. You are on a stage where Chris is a neutral and thus you can't control her actions. To make matters worse, she decides to counterattack enemies instead of just defending and moving to a better position. You only have Noel with you at the start and get your allies on 2nd turn but good luck getting there.
- The Medic: Claude is the main one, though Sonico can focus on group healing, and a few other characters have their own healing spells as well, like Siesta, Tiffania, Rena, and Satoko.
- Mid-Season Upgrade: Just like from her source novel and anime, Houki upgrades from her Training IS suit into her Akatsubaki.
- The One Guy: The Original Generation Claude is this for the good guys, and Professor Shinigami is this for the bad guys.
- Painting the Medium: A few of Sonico's attacks have accompanying Nico Nico Douga comments running across the screen, just like a video from the site.
- Peninsula Of Powerleveling: The Free Stages are back in this game.
- Shout-Out: A few with the Original Generation characters, as usual with Banpresto's crossovers.
- Meru's "Magical Force Cutter" bears resemblance to the Kienzan.
- Both Original Generation villains are walking Shout-Outs to mech series in general.
- Noel's final attack may remind players of Euzeth's Elyon Yeda Domar.
- Skinship Grope: Both Noel and Meru have no problems doing this to each other to find out that they've switched bodies after falling down the stairs when Claude, dragged by J, bumps into them.
- Spiritual Successor: To the Spiral Chaos games, since it shares the same publisher and programmer team (Tose). It borrows elements from both games, including stat breaking (as opposed to armor breaking), extra attacks (both the typical version and the new Soul Sympathy system), free stages, free talks, and more. Unfortunately, there is no sparring, nor are there any gal monsters to capture as before.
- Spoiler Opening: The second opening.
- Possibly subverted in the sense that players must finish the game before they can view this.
- There Is No Kill Like Overkill: To activate a W-Impact, the character must reduce the HP of an enemy to zero, then said character must reduce the Attack, Hit, and Speed stats to zero. Only then will W-Impact will occur which plays a mini-game where players must push buttons prompted in the screen. This allows characters to attack an already-dead enemy up to three times while also showing off portraits of various clothes that characters have worn in their home series (or new clothes for the Original Generation female characters). Completing a W-Impact sequence also gives a lot more experience and money, as well as extra items.
- Tsundere: Aria, Louise, Kurumi, Chris, and Houki have a conversation with Noel which is nothing but this.
- Unexpected Character: Did anyone seriously expect an 80s anime that was a hentai at first to appear in a crossover game?
- Wake-Up Call Boss: Most people can breeze through the first 27 stages thanks to a number of people that are really useful, but then stage 28 comes in and will kick your ass if you haven't taken the time to level up your other characters who are a forced deploy and you're up against Riko and Jeanne with their army.
- We Cannot Go On Without You: Some stages require certain characters to be alive till the end of the stage. There are also some stages where it's required that none of the characters are allowed to die.
- World of Action Girls