Kemono Friends Pavilion App Game Delayed to January 2018

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
UniqueWave's smartphone game originally slated for 2017

Bushiroad's official website for UniqueWave's Kemono Friends Pavilion smartphone game announced on Wednesday that the game has been delayed from a planned 2017 release to January 2018. The game's staff said that the release will take more time to complete due to all of the ideas and information included in the game.

Pre-registration for the game launched in October, and more than 100,000 people have already pre-registered. The game is offering in-game bonus items and chances to win physical prizes depending on how many people pre-register.

Bushiroad announced in April that it planned to release a new smartphone game this past summer. Unlike the previous smartphone game released before the anime, the new smartphone game will be themed around the anime. Bushiroad said at the time that the smartphone game is the first in the franchise's "Project G" game relaunch plans, and the anime cast later revealed that multiple game projects were in the works.

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.

The anime's director TATSUKI reported on September 25 that, per a notification from publishing and production company Kadokawa, he is no longer working on the Kemono Friends project. TATSUKI then said in October, "I don't know what kind of work I'll be doing but I plan to keep on working as an anime creator."

Source: Anime! Anime! (Yuma) via Otakomu

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