Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Smartphone/Browser Game Reunites Staff
posted on by Karen Ressler
DMM Games announced at Tokyo Game Show 2016 on Friday that it is working with Trifort to develop a smartphone and PC browser game based on the Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress television anime. The turn-based RPG is slated for winter 2017.
The story of the game takes place after the end of the anime, and will include familiar characters such as Ikoma and Mumei. The game will also add original characters designed at Wit Studio, the animation studio behind the original anime. Junpei Kasaoka, who handled the overall setting of the anime and wrote the Kōtetsujō no Kabaneri: Akatsuki (Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress: Daybreak) novel, is writing the game's story.
The anime premiered on April 7 and ended on July 1. The series streamed on Amazon Prime worldwide. The series will get two compilation films premiering in theaters in Japan on December 31 and January 7.
Crunchyroll announced plans to release the series on Blu-ray Disc and DVD in North America with an English dub, and Funimation is now handling the release as part of the two companies' partnership.
The "steampunk survival action" story takes place on the island country Hinomoto, where humans hide themselves in fortresses called stations against the threat of zombie-like beings with steel hearts known as "Kabane." Only armored locomotives known as "Hayajiro" go between the stations.