What You Need to Know:
- Aniplex of America invites you to unravel the mysteries of Kamihama City with the mobile game, Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story, launching on June 25th in the U.S. and Canada on iOS and Android. Featuring a brand-new Magical Girl story, the imaginative mobile game developed by f4samurai (Ange Vierge Girls Battle, Hortensia Saga) brings together the creative team behind the iconic Puella Magi Madoka Magica franchise, including Gekidan Inucurry (Doroinu), original character designer aokiume, and studio SHAFT (MONOGATARI Series, March comes in like a lion), who contributed the opening animation as well as the transformation animations in the game.
- Players will have a chance to embark on a fantastical adventure in the world of Madoka Magica by building a team of Magical Girls and fighting their way through three different types of stories with over thirty unique Magical Girls. From following Iroha as she hunts for her sister Ui or travelling with Madoka and her friends through another timeline, to learning more about each Magical Girl by battling through their own unique story, players can look forward to a one of a kind journey beginning June 25th.
- In anticipation of the game’s release, the free-to-play mobile game has launched a pre-registration campaign where each milestone of people registered will yield a gift of Magia Stones (an in-game currency that can be exchanged for items), leading up to the highly sought after Magical Girl, Homura Akemi (Glasses), at over 20,000 registrations. To pre-register, fans can search for the game on the Google Play or Apple App Store and hit the pre-register button, found where the download button usually is. By pre-registering, Android users will receive a notification on the game’s launch date to download the game, while iOS users will receive a notification and the app will be automatically downloaded on to their device.
- Based on the beloved anime series that revolutionized the magical girl genre, the mobile game immerses fans into a fascinating world inhabited by an eclectic group of characters brought to life by a stellar cast of voice actresses. Since announcing the English version of the game in April, the mobile game has released videos introducing fans to Magical Girls Iroha Tamaki (voiced by Momo Asakura), Yachiyo Nanami (voiced by Sora Amamiya), Felicia Mitsuki (voiced by Ayane Sakura), and most recently Tsuruno Yui (voiced by Shiina Natsukawa).
Source: Official Press Release
Once they make that contract and their wish has been granted they become Magical Girls, beings duty-bound to battle Witches for the rest of their lives.
Strange things have started to happen in Kamihama City. Magical Girls gather there to continue their battles with Witches, led as if by some mysterious force.
"Has Ui been erased from existence?"
Iroha Tamaki, a Magical Girl trying to figure out what happened to her sister.
"If I can figure out what’s happening here, I might be able to save Madoka..."
Homura Akemi, a Magical Girl searching for a way to save her most precious friend.
Another hope is born when the Magical Girls of two cities cross paths.
Oddly enough I've never been into the series but this game could be a great starting point.
Wait what?! You haven't watched Magia Record bee-kun?! It's like right up your alley!