News Multiple Kemono Friends Games Are in the Works, Besides Announced Phone App
posted on 2017-05-24 14:00 EDT by Egan Loo
The cast of the Kemono Friends anime revealed during their streamed "9th Kemono Friends Hour" special on Niconico Live on Wednesday that multiple new games are in the works — and not just the previously announced new smartphone game. However, the cast could not reveal which platform or platforms that the other new game projects are targeting.
Nexon's original Kemono Friends app game launched in early 2016 and ended service on December 14 — before the Kemono Friends anime even aired. The 12-episode television anime then premiered on TV Tokyo and TV Osaka on January 10 and ended on March 28. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired.
Nexon announced in February that the original game app would not return despite the anime's popularity, although a spokesperson for Nexon later stated that the return of the smartphone app "is possible." Then, the Kemono Friends Official Guide Book 2 book confirmed last month that at least one new game is in development for the franchise.
The anime received an unofficial "episode 12.1" last month that was not part of the new screen project. Kemono Friends is also getting a new stage play and a "new screen project" (separate from "episode 12.1").
Bushiroad announced last month that its brand-new Kemono Friends game will debut on its Bushimo smartphone service this summer. Bushiroad said at the time that the smartphone game is the first in the franchise's "Project G" game relaunch plans. Unlike the previous smartphone game released before the anime, the new smartphone game will be themed around the anime.