Itsuwari no Ōsen Kōho centers on Royal Selection storyline, debuts this winter

Spike Chunsoft announced on Friday that it is developing a new game based on the Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- franchise titled Re: Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu – Itsuwari no Ōsen Kōho (Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- The False Royal Election Candidate). The game will debut for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam this winter.

The game will center on the Royal Selection storyline from the anime’s first season, but will contain entirely new “what-if” events, with plot supervision by original author Tappei Nagatsuki. Original novel illustrator Shinichirou Otsuka is handling the game’s character illustrations.

Amazon U.K. is listing a new Re:Zero game developed by Spike Chunsoft titled Re:Zero – The Prophecy of The Throne with a very similar premise. Amazon U.K. is listing the game for both PS4 and Switch with a listed December 31 release. The game’s description is as follows:

One month after Subaru’s new life in another world began, an emissary sent by the Royal castle suddenly appears with news that the Royal selection has been postponed, but offers no reason as to why. The postponement of this grand event that decides the next ruler of the kingdom of Lugunica stirs Subaru and his friends into action. They return to the Royal Capital only to find that a sixth candidate has claimed their stake for the throne. But the Dragon Stone prophesizes that only five Candidates would be chosen. With one candidate being an imposter, suspicions are immediately cast toward One woman in particular: Emilia. What answers lie beyond the mysterious web of assassination, betrayal, and conspiracies…?

A separate smartphone game for the franchise titled Re: Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu – Lost in Memories will debut this summer.

The 25-episode first anime season based on the light novel series premiered in April 2016.

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