That’s right, the Angel Beats! anime that aired this spring is being turned into a game!
This tweet set off the flame.
Angel Beats! GAME CONFIRMED!!!!! Source is from Damae (Maeda’s nickname) himself, during a lecture at Kyoto University!!!!!!!
My wish has now come true. For those with long memory I mentioned towards the end of the series that I’d love to see this turned into a visual novel. After all, that’s what Maeda is best at.
Also, according to other reports Maeda also mentioned a route where Iwasawa does not disappear from the world. That’s got to be interesting for the Iwasawa fans!
There is no confirmation of a platform or genre at this point.
Seeing as how Rewrite has taken 2-3 years so far after announcement, I’m predicting a 2012 release for Angel Beats!, but we may very well see it towards the end of 2011 since all artwork and scenarios are complete.
UPDATE 2010-11-20 23:44
It looks like Maeda had begun writing the scenario last week. He also supposedly mentioned that the game will reveal every character’s past.
UPDATE 2010-11-21 00:05
Kanade’s PC’s password apparently is “whose donor”.