Snack World Nintendo 3DS Game Delayed to August 10
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Level 5 announced on Monday that it is delaying the release date of its The Snack World - Trejarers Nintendo 3DS/Android/iOS game to August 10 for the Nintendo 3DS version. The official website for the game is also now listing a 2018 release date for the iOS/Android version. The 3DS version of the game was previously slated for July 13 and the smartphone version for December. Level 5 stated that it was delaying the game to improve the game's quality.
Level 5 also began streaming a new promotional video and five commercials for the game on Monday.
The commercials all focus on specific aspects of the game. The first video emphasizes that the player's customized character is the protagonist of the game. The second video focuses on different Jara effective in different situations. The third video shows the kinds of encounters players can expect in the game's dungeons. The fourth video shows more Jara. The fifth video highlights the Trejarer player characters.
The "hyper casual fantasy" franchise is set in Snack World, a seemingly traditional fantasy world — except it has convenience stores, smartphones, and other elements of the modern world. Level-5 previously streamed the project's pilot film in both Japanese and English audio in 2015, and a short film similarly debuted alongside both the 2015 and 2016 Yo-kai Watch films.
The game will have "Jara," a line of small items with embedded chips that Takara Tomy will sell with a "TreJara Box" (a pun on "treasure" and "Jara"). The Jara will interact with the game; touching the lower screen of the 3DS with the Jara will let the player obtain the same item within the game, and activate new quests. The items will have various effects such as increasing spell recipes. Within the story of the franchise, the Jara exist as items made by manufacturers. Takara Tomy unveiled four fictional ads for the in-franchise companies during the presentation.
The franchise has a television anime that premiered on April 13. A film is in the works that will open in TOHO theaters across Japan. The franchise also has a manga by sho.t that debuted on the Webry website of Shogakukan's Shonen Sunday magazine on April 28. It then had its magazine debut on Shogakukan's Shōnen Sunday Super on May 25.
The Snack World is Level-5's fourth cross-media project after Inazuma Eleven, Little Battlers eXperience, and Yo-kai Watch. The project also has a manga series by Fujiminosuke Yorozuya, which launched in Shogakukan's Monthly Coro coro Comics magazine in December.
Level-5 head Akihiro Hino is serving as the project's chief director, and he also penned the original story concept, script, and the lyrics for the theme song "Mugen the World" sung by Micca.