This past weekend at Anime Expo, 505 Games and indie game developer Lab Zero Games treated fans to an exclusive first-look at a special animated intro for Indivisible
Created by Studio Trigger (Kill la Kill, Darling in the Franxx), the new trailer highlights the lush, hand-drawn art direction of Indivisible and the rich soundtrack by composer Hiroki Kikuta (Secret of Mana, Soul Calibur V). It was produced under the supervision of the Emmy award-winning production company Titmouse (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
At only thirty seconds long, the teaser is just a short sample of what will be full opening sequence / intro for the final game, introducing players to Indivisible’s protagonist Ajna and its unique fantasy world, which was inspired by many Southeast Asian cultures and mythologies. The full length anime sequence is directed by Yoh Yoshinari (Neon Genesis Evangelion).
We’ve written about Indivisible before. It’s a 2D action-RPG from the indie studio best known for gorgeous 2D fighting game Skullgirls. Since its announcement in 2015, Lab Zero Games raised over $2.2 million in crowdfunding, and now, with the backing of publisher 505 Games, is scheduled to arrive sometime in 2019, after being pushed back from late 2018.
In a separate post, Lab Zero shared a bit more on Indivisible’s combat, which is inspired by games like 1999’s Valkyrie Profile. Each party member is assigned to one of four buttons, so each one acts as an attack you can use to build combos. Like Skullgirls, it also features more nuanced systems like guarding, juggling, and special Iddhi and Magic attacks.
Indivisible is currently in development for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Steam and Xbox One with a scheduled release in the first half of 2019. An updated demo build is available to its crowdfunding backers, but an old prototype is still available for free on Steam.
[Full disclosure: I am a backer of Indivisible having crowdfunded it on Indiegogo and will be receiving the game and the backer preview as part of my rewards]