The Black Rock Shooter resurgence continues with Black Rock Shooter Fragment a new game announced for mobile platforms. It’s set to be a spinoff of the upcoming Disney+ anime series Black Rock Shooter: Dawn Fall. The announcement comes via a newly opened official website and Twitter account [Thanks, Famitsu.]
The announcement tweet also included a piece of art and a Fall 2022 Release window for Black Rock Shooter Fragment.
㊗️12/26は #BRS 生誕の日。
— ブラック★ロックシューター FRAGMENT【公式】 (@brs_fragment) December 26, 2021
The art, provided by artist Rui Tomono, shows the titular character Black Rock Shooter crouching in front of some ruins hollowed out by her weapon.
The game is in development at G2 Studios. The Tokyo-based developer also created titles like My Hero Academia Ultra Impact and IDOLiSH7. Not much is known about staff on the development team, but Scrapped Princess and Chaika the Coffin Princess creator Ichiro Sakaki will write the game’s main story and setting.
Black Rock Shooter itself began in 2007 with an illustration by artist huke (who designed characters for Steins;Gate). The illustration inspired a Vocaloid song performed by Hatsune Miku, followed by anime productions, and even games. Black Rock Shooter: The Game released for the PlayStation Portable in 2011, and was even localized by NIS America.
In addition to the game, a new anime, Dawn Fall will debut in 2022. Black Rock Shooter Fragment takes place in a spinoff timeline from Dawn Fall.
Black Rock Shooter Fragment will debut in Japan on Android and iOS in Fall 2022. The Dawn Fall anime will premiere worldwide on Disney+ in April 2022.