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Granblue Fantasy Game Launches Detective Conan Collaboration

posted on by Jennifer Sherman

Cygames revealed details and launched the Granblue Fantasy smartphone game's collaboration with the Detective Conan franchise on Sunday. The company also began streaming a teaser video and an "anime trailer ver." video for the promotion.

The teaser video includes clips from Meitantei Conan: Zero no Shikkōnin (Detective Conan: Zero's Executioner), the 22nd film in the Detective Conan series, and highlights the character Tōru "Zero" Amuro. The trailer video features narration by Minami Takayama (voice of Conan Edogawa).

The "Meitantei Conan ~Bōryaku no Haguruma~" (Detective Conan: Gears of the Plot) in-game collaboration event will run until April 20. In the collaboration's story, Conan, Ran, Kogorō, and Amuro test a mystery-solving VR game that Professor Agasa is helping develop. After receiving notice from a phantom thief, Conan and friends head to an old Western-style building that is rumored to house treasure. As everyone is thinking a showdown with the thief is about to begin, a strange incident targeting the mystery-solving participants occurs. Lives are at stake as Conan wonders about the thief's goal and the truth of the treasure.

When Granblue Fantasy players clear the first episode of the collaboration story in the game, they will be able to make Conan an ally. When they unlock an additional story, which is slated to debut on April 14, they will be able to get Amuro as an ally. The in-game event also includes special quests and limited-edition weapons.

In addition, the game is collaborating with The Idolm@ster SideM, Pasela's "Honey Toast Café" in Akihabara, and McDonald's this month. A collaboration with Persona 5 will launch in June.

Cygames released the original Granblue Fantasy smartphone game in 2014, and the game has more than 18 million downloads. Cygames and Platinum Games' are developing a Granblue Fantasy Project Re:LINK game for the PlayStation 4.

The original game inspired a 13-episode television anime series in April 2017, and the series is getting a new television anime. Aniplex of America will release the first anime with an English dub.

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