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Btooom! Online Smartphone App's Gameplay, Screenshots Unveiled

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
"Stealth bomber action" game to be available on iOS, Android devices

Japanese game developer Asobimo revealed gameplay details and screenshots for Btooom! Online, its upcoming multiplayer smartphone game of Junya Inoue's Btooom! manga, on Monday.

The tentatively titled game is dubbed a "stealth bomber action" game, where the mechanics center on bombs, the one weapon available to players. The game is focused on moving in concealment, and throwing bombs at enemies before they see you. Players are armed with the "BIM" bombs seen in the manga, and there will be a variety of BIMs that have appeared in the story, but also types that are original to the game.

The multiplayer game will allow players to go alone or team up with other players to corner targets.

The game will be free-to-play, and will be available for iOS and Android devices. Asobimo has not specified the release date.

Shinchosha's Monthly Comic @Bunch magazine also previewed the game in its July issue last Saturday. Inoue will launch a new manga chronicling the game's development in the magazine's next issue in June.

Btoom! centers around Sakamoto, a NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training) young man and a top-ranked player in the online combat game Btooom! One day, he wakes up on a tropical island without remembering how he got there. He sees a figure in the distance and asks for help. However, the figure responds by throwing something at Ryūta — a "BIM" bomb.

Inoue launched the series in Shinchosha's Weekly Comic Bunch magazine in 2009, and then transferred it to Monthly Comic @Bunch in 2011. Shinchosha shipped the manga's 20th compiled book volume on May 9. The manga entered its final arc in April 2014. Yen Press is publishing the manga in English, and it released the 13th volume on February 23.

Kotono Watanabe directed a 12-episode anime adaptation of the series in 2012. Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired, and Sentai Filmworks released the series on Blu-ray and DVD in 2013.

Source: Comic Natalie

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