Making its debut at this weekend’s AnimeJapan expo in Japan, Valkyrie Drive is a mixed-media game and anime project from Marvellous which revolves around girls making out and turning into weapons. It all makes sense when you realise who it’s coming from.
From Kenichirō Takaki, the man who brought us the Senran Kagura series of stripping ninja girl games, comes…well, you get the picture. Check out the first mildly NSFW teaser trailer below (via Destructoid) and we’ll chat after.
You can catch a nicer version of the vid at Marvellous’ official Valkyrie Drive website, which lays out the new IP’s three-pronged plan of attack.
Apparently the story revolves around a strange virus that begins turning girls from their late teens to 20s into weapons, other girls emerging with the power to wield the weapon women, and a world scrambling to use them to their own ends, as you do.
There’ll be a television anime, Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid, a console game called Valkyrie Drive: Ascenseur, and a free-to-play social mobile game, Valkyrie Drive: Siren, that will tie into the console offering somehow.
Considering the source, expect the series and games to be packed full of fan service. Hell, the trailer is mostly fan service. And while normally I’d say there’s not a chance in hell this sort of property would come stateside, Marvellous really doesn’t seem to give a damn.