A new spinoff game from Puella Magi Madoka Magica（魔法少女まどかマギカ） has been released. As shown in the title, the heroine of the game is Homura Akemi（暁美ほむら）, who is popular among the fans for her tragic destiny.
As it became available soon after the announcement, I was doubting if it would be a quickie, but I was wrong. Once started playing, I was saying "Wow!"
It is a third person shooter in which you control Homura as shown in the video above. The initial weapon is a handgun, but you can get other weapons through the battle. In addition, as you may have expected, Homura can use magic that stops time.
Its control, the dynamic 3D graphics, and high-quality sound are all well enough even if it were ported to home game consoles.
All Homura's voices are newly recorded for the game, and you can get illustrations after you beat the game. The price of the app may seem a little steep, but along with Mami no Dokidoki Tiro Finare, it will never disappoint Puella Magi fans.
One thing you should know before purchasing the app is that it occupies 70 megabytes of memory space and cannot be stored onto a SD memory card.
Device used: Xperia arc (SC-01C)
Publisher: Frontier Works Inc.
Last updated: 12/15/2011
Price: 630 yen
Compatibility: Android 2.1 or higher
Translated by Ryota Kasai