Square Enix began streaming the opening video on Thursday for A Certain Magical Index: Imaginary Fest (Toaru Majutsu no Index: Imaginary Fest), the new smartphone game based on the A Certain Magical Index franchise. The game launched on Thursday.
The "academy supernatural powers battle role-playing game" is free to play, but there are optional in-game charges. Maon Kurosaki performs the game's theme song "JUNCTION."
The game features characters not just from the anime and anime film projects, but also characters from the novel series and spinoff manga as well. The game reproduces scenes from the anime in 3D. Players can create "dream teams" of decks of their favorite characters.
The franchise previously inspired two PlayStation Portable games in 2011 and 2013. The A Certain Magical Virtual-On (To Aru Majutsu no Virtual-On) crossover game launched on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in Japan in February 2018. Previous mobile games in the franchise include Toaru Majutsu no Index Struggle Battle, which ran from 2012 through March 2018, and Toaru Majutsu to Kagaku no Puzzle Decks, which launched in 2014 and ended service in 2016.