Lab Zero Games is teaming up with Japanese animation studio Trigger, best known for its work on anime series Kill la Kill and Little Witch Academia, to produce the opening animation sequence for role-playing game Indivisible, Lab Zero and publisher 505 Games announced today.
The Skullgirls developer said it will work with Los Angeles-based studio Titmouse on storyboarding the animation, while Studio Trigger will execute the final product. Production on the animated intro is expected to begin early next year.
Studio Trigger’s Yoh Yoshinari, whose credits include Little Witch Academia, Gurren Lagann and Neon Genesis Evangelion, will direct the Indivisible animation.
Indivisible was crowdfunded through Indiegogo last year. At the time, Lab Zero promised an animation sequence co-created by a “mystery anime studio” as part of a stretch goal. The developer raised more than $1.9 million to co-fund development of Indivisible with 505 Games.
Lab Zero’s Indivisible, the studio’s follow-up to 2D fighting game Skullgirls, is an action role-playing game inspired by Valkyrie Profile and Super Metroid. The game stars Ajna, a girl who embarks on “a globe-spanning journey to discover the truth behind her mysterious powers.” Lab Zero is also collaborating with Secret of Mana composer Hiroki Kikuta on the game’s soundtrack.
Polygon will have more on the development of Indivisible in the coming days.