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Space Adventure Cobra and Ghost in the Shell Had a Baby

And they named her Black Rock Shooter: The Game.

The best way that I can describe Image Pooch’s Black Rock Shooter: The Game is like Space Adventure Cobra, Armitage, Robot Carnival, Ghost in the Shell and Armored Core combined. Or I could just tell you how Image Pooch describes it:

“2032 AD—Earth has been ruthlessly assaulted by extraterrestrials, and nineteen years of nonstop battle now threatens the very existence of humanity. The last hope for human survival is BRS, a heroine created solely to save planet Earth; she is the ultimate battle android. But when she is awakened to end the battle once and for all, there are only twelve human beings left on Earth…”

Black Rock Shooter: The Game is a PSP exclusive action/adventure/rpg shooter based on Black Rock Shooter: The Anime which was created to be the visual personification of the song Black Rock Shooter by Ryo and Huke of the band Supercell. Boy, that was a mouthful! The original song was apparently performed by Hatsune Miku, which explains why Black Rock looks like she should be Miku’s gothy little sister, and then someone was like “This needs to be both a movie and a video game” and lo, it came to be!

For a long time there was no word on the game, and many people thought that Nis America had cancelled it. While we won’t be getting that spiffy retail edition with a Black Rock and White Rock figurine/statue that was kicked around before, we will be able to buy the game from the Playstation Network on April 23rd (or 24th if you live in Europe). Honestly, if anyone is complaining despite the fact that we actually got the game localized, expect Black Rock and I to pay you a personal visit later!

And no, I won’t be bringing pie.

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