Following this month's opening of anime movie Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Rebellion, mahou shoujo fans have a December release of PS Vita game The Battle Pentagram to look forward to.
The adventure/3D action game from Dragon Ball: Battle of Z developer Artdink and Namco Bandai is divided into daytime adventure gaming, in which the magic girls socialize and bond, and nighttime witch battling, in which the player teams up with an AI partner to battle through various witch's labyrinths, leading up to the big showdown with Walpurgis Night.
Beyond a health meter, the battle mechanics include a mana meter, drained by using the characters' special skills (Madoka's light arrows and assists Kyubey, Homura's time powers, Mami's gun blasts' and ribbons, etc.). Either meter can be refilled by using a Soul Gem charge and three charges can be used to revive a fallen partner.
The game's "what if" story is supervised by the Magica Quartet.