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NAMCO BANDAI GAMES EUROPE ANNOUNCES THAT SHORT PEACE IS COMING TO EUROPE!

NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S. today announced that SHORT PEACE: Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day will be coming to Europe and Australasia in spring 2014 exclusively for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.

SHORT PEACE: Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day is a fast-paced 2D side-scrolling action game that offers an interactive facet to the highly acclaimed anime movie compilation SHORT PEACE, featuring works by legendary anime artist Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira, Steamboy etc.). SHORT PEACE features POSSESSIONS, which was recently Oscar nominated for best Animated Short Film, along with three other short movies titled COMBUSTIBLE, GAMBO, and A Farewell to Weapons. The fifth and final part of the project, SHORT PEACE: Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day, is directed by the famous Goichi Suda (Suda51) of Grasshopper Manufacture and developed by Crispy’s Inc. who also developed the well praised action game Tokyo Jungle. SHORT PEACE: Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day introduces a whole new storyline featuring full anime clips, thrilling gameplay, huge enemies and psychedelic visuals that will draw players into Ranko Tsukigime’s longest day.

By day, Ranko Tsukigime is a slightly arrogant high school girl who lives alone, but at night she is a deadly hitman who coldly assassinates her targets.  One fateful night as Ranko heads out to eliminate her next target, a demonic enemy organization creeps up and threatens the lives of Ranko and her friends. Players will put their skills and quick judgment to the test in an electrifying platforming gameplay that will have them blazing through dangerous, obstacle-ridden environments to run from an ominous enemy looming close behind.
With Suda51 and Crispy’s Inc. at the development helm of the game, fans can look forward to a fantastical conclusion to the SHORT PEACE collection on par with Katsuhiro Otomo’s previous animation masterpieces. Katsuhiro Otomo is widely celebrated as an animation visionary who is most known for his popular cult film Akira, along with hit Japanese anime movies such as Steamboy and Memories. The SHORT PEACE movie and game project boasts unique visual artistry and masterful storylines that have touched audiences around the world.

“POSSESSIONS is a piece in which I realized that I was completely satisfied with myself since the staff and I honestly poured our souls into the project,” said Shuhei Morita, Director of POSSESSIONS. “We are so glad that POSSESSIONS has drawn enough international attention to earn an Oscar nomination and we are looking forward to the final awards ceremony.”

SHORT PEACE: Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day is scheduled to launch in Europe and Australasia in spring 2014 for the PlayStation®3 system.