Anime studio Trigger and game developer and publisher Arc System Works are collaborating on the game, with Arc System Works as the publisher. APLUS (Little Witch Academia game) is developing the game for one to two players.
The anime's scriptwriter Kazuki Nakashima returned to write the game's original story, which was written like "another episode" of the anime. The game's "if" story will diverge from the anime's story partway through and will include new content. The game's protagonist will be Satsuki Kiryūin, rival and ally of the original anime's protagonist Ryūko Matoi.
The game will also have another story mode featuring Ryūko Matoi. After players beat Satsuki's story, Ryūko's story scenario will unlock. Ryūko's story mode also features an original story.
Playable characters include Satsuki Kiryūin, Ryuko Matoi, Ira Gamagoori, Uzu Sanageyama, Houka Inumuta, Nonon Jakuzure, Ragyō Kiryūin, and Nui Harime. The game will add the playable characters Mako Mankanshoku and Ultimate Double Naked DTR as free downloadable content this summer.