Kemono Friends Pavilion App's Video Previews January 26 Launch
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Bushiroad also streamed a television commercial for the game in December.
The game was originally planned for release in 2017, but it was delayed to January 2018. The game's staff said that the release would take more time to complete due to all of the ideas and information included in the game.
In the game, players use Japari Manjū food items and Toys to attract Friends to various areas of a park. Players can use Sandstars to make new Toys with an SS Printer. The game features Friends from the anime and previous app, as well as new Friends. Certain Friends perform rare actions with specific Toys. When each Friend first enters the park, players get a new entry in their Friend Archive. The collected Friends can have conversations with more than 400 types of Kemo Talk.
Pre-registration for the game launched in October, and more than 200,000 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.
A second anime season is planned.