Whut: Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid shmup revealed for PS4 and Switch

miss kobayashi's dragon maid shmup

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Now, this is news I was certainly now expecting one grey September morn. Madcap anime Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid is apparently getting its own shmup adaptation, naturally. Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid: Burst Forth !! Choro-gon Breath is currently in development for PS4 and Nintendo Switch, with a launch window set for spring 2022.

Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, for those less inclined, is the tale of a put-upon office worker (“Miss Kobayashi”), who finds her world turned topsy-turvy after rescuing a dragon during a drunken stumble in the mountains… Stay with me… To thank Kobayashi for her help, the dragon, Tohru, becomes her housekeeper. Of course, this leads to all sorts of silly chicanery and adventures, as more and more mystical beings invade Miss Kobayashi’s world… and house.

Unfortunately, neither publisher Bushiroad nor developer Kaminari Games (Raiden V: Director’s Cut) have blessed us with screenshots or gameplay footage, only offering the text-filled teaser trailer above. According to the studios, Burst Forth !! Choro-gon Breath will see players “Fly, shoot, and punch” their way through an “exhilarating” experience, which is set to feature multiple characters from the popular — and very silly — manga/anime franchise.

The mind boggles, but I can’t deny I’m not fascinated by what form the final game will take. Here’s hoping it’s a good ‘un. You may now commence with the dopey Kanna Kumai gifs

Chris Moyse
Senior Editor - Chris has been playing video games since the 1980s and writing about them since the 1880s. Graduated from Galaxy High with honors. Twitter: @ChrisxMoyse