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Hunter × Hunter Gets New Smartphone Game

posted on by Karen Ressler
Players create original hunter in free-to-play game

This year's 42nd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine announced on Saturday that Yoshihiro Togashi's Hunter x Hunter manga is inspiring a smartphone game from Bandai Namco Entertainment. The game, titled Hunter x Hunter: World Hunt, will be free to play with in-game item purchases. Bandai Namco Entertainment has opened a teaser website.

The game will feature real-time battles between guilds of up to 13 characters that can all fight at the same time. Players will be able to create an avatar and then use a two-choice quiz and Water Divination to determine an original Nen power.

Bandai Namco Entertainment previously released the Hunter x Hunter: Battle AllStars smartphone game in 2014.

The original manga went on indefinite hiatus in July after having just resumed in April after a two year hiatus. The manga inspired two television anime series; the latest one ran from 2011 until 2014. The manga also inspired two anime films and several original video anime titles.

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