News Ikemen Sengoku Smartphone Game Gets English Release This Summer
posted on 2017-05-11 05:45 EDT
Video game developer CYBIRD announced on April 27 that it will release its Ikemen Sengoku game in English this summer on both iOS and Android devices. The English title will be Ikemen Sengoku: Romances Across Time.
CYBIRD describes the game:
The plot of “Ikemen Sengoku: Romances Across Time" centers around you, an aspiring fashion designer who gets whisked away to “Sengoku” (warring states) era Japan. After earning the favor of warlord Oda Nobunaga after saving him from near death, you must survive 3 months surrounded by Japan's most famous and handsome Sengoku warlords before your next chance to make it back home.
The game marks CYBIRD's first English release with character voices included.
The franchise also has a manga adaptation that launched in Akita Shoten's Monthly Princess magazine on January 6. Mika Kajiyama (Neo Angelique, Ayahatori Shōkanjō, Ore to Atashi no Kareshi-sama) is drawing the manga. A stage play adaptation additionally ran in April.
CYBIRD launched the Ikemen Sengoku: Toki o Kakeru Koi iOS and Android game in June 2015. The game is free-to-play, and is part of the "Ikemen Series" of historical romance games for female players. The games take place in different eras of history. The game is inspiring a port for the PS Vita titled Ikemen Sengoku: Toki o Kakeru Koi ~Arata Naru Deai~ (New Meeting) by Idea Factory's Otomate brand. The game was originally slated for fall 2016, but is now scheduled for a release this year.
Kensho Ono will replace voice actor Yoshimasa Hosoya as the character Sanada Yukimura in the franchise. Hosoya's voice will remain in the original game app until the end of June. Hosoya's staff reported in April that he is going on hiatus from work to undergo treatment for his throat after a doctor's diagnosis.