PoPoLoCrois Gets Sequel Smartphone Game App in January
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official Twitter account of the Epics' Popolocrois Monogatari game series based on Yohsuke Tamori's Popolocrois Story (Popolocrois Monogatari) manga announced on Sunday that the game series will get a new sequel installment on smartphones in January.
The game series is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. XSEED Games released Return to PoPoLoCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale, the latest game in the series, on the Nintendo 3DS on March 1. The game is a crossover of the Popolocrois Monogatari tactical role-playing game series and Marvelous' Bokujō Monogatari (Story of Seasons/Harvest Moon) farm simulation role-playing game series. The game allows players to both run a farm and explore the world undertaking quests. The game shipped in Japan in June 2015.
XSEED also began releasing the original manga by Yohsuke Tamori for free in February. The release is the manga's first English release. The series served as Tamori's debut manga series, and Tamori published the manga in Dakkusu and Pafu in 1978-1979 before serializing it in Asahi Shōgakusei Shimbun from 1981 to 1986. Poplar Publishing republished the series into three compiled volumes in 2003.
A television anime adaptation, also titled Popolocrois Monogatari, ran from 1998 to 1999. An anime sequel, simply titled PoPoLoCrois, ran from 2003 to 2004 with a new main character.
The story takes place in a country by the name of Popolocrois in which the people live peacefully. King Paul is a kind-hearted man who entered into a marriage with one of the daughters of the Ryu clan, Sania, in order to overcome the barriers between the different races. The Queen soon gave birth to a child, Prince Pietro, who will play a significant role in bridging the gap between the humans and the Ryu clan.
[Via Hachima Kikō]