Kemono Friends' New Game Arrives This Summer as Smartphone App
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Bushiroad announced on Monday that its brand-new Kemono Friends game will debut on its Bushimo smartphone service this summer. Unlike the first game that was in development simultaneously with the anime and released before the anime, the new game will be themed around the anime. Bushiroad stated that the new game is the first in the franchise's "Project G" game relaunch plans. Bushiroad will announce the exact release date and more details about the game at a later date.
The Kemono Friends Official Guide Book 2 book that shipped on Monday had confirmed that a new game is in development for the franchise. Kemono Friends is also getting a new stage play and a "new screen project," which was announced last month.
The 12-episode Kemono Friends television anime premiered on TV Tokyo and TV Osaka on January 10 and ended on March 28. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired. The anime received an unofficial "episode 12.1" earlier this month that was not part of the new screen project.
Nexon's original app game launched in early 2016 and ended service on December 14 — before the anime even premiered. Nexon announced in February that the app would not return despite the anime's popularity, but a spokesperson for Nexon later stated that the return of the smartphone app "is possible."
In the RPG, animals around the world have transformed into girls and players could recruit them into their party for battle.
Concept designer Mine Yoshizaki revealed in February that there are plans to continue the Kemono Friends project after the anime season that just finished. The anime is getting "original content" on TV Tokyo's new AniTele app, which launched on April 1.