Yu Yu Hakusho Gets New Smartphone Action RPG
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Mobcast and eitarosoft revealed on Tuesday that they are developing a new Yu Yu Hakusho smartphone game tentatively titled Project U. The companies describe the game as a "character raising action RPG."
The game will be an online RPG that allows players to cooperate in clearing stages. Players are able to collect cards depicting famous scenes in the story of the original manga that allows them to strengthen their characters. Aside from cooperative play, players are also able to fight each other.
KLab Games and Axel Game Studio are also developing a separate Yu Yu Hakusho game for iOS and Android titled Yu Yu Hakusho 100% Maji Battle (100% Serious Battle). The game will feature returning cast from the anime, including Nozomu Sasaki as Yusuke, Shigeru Chiba as Kuwabara, Megumi Ogata as Kurama, Nobuyuki Hiyama as Hiei, and Hisako Kyouda as Genkai. The app will launch this year.
The anime will also get a new series of Blu-ray Disc releases, the last of which will bundle a new animation on October 26.
Yoshihiro Togashi (Hunter x Hunter) published the original Yu Yu Hakusho manga from 1990 to 1994. Viz Media began publishing the manga in its English edition of Shonen Jump in 2002, and it also released all 19 volumes. The manga follows 14-year-old delinquent Yusuke Urameshi, who dies after saving a child in a car accident. The Spirit World is surprised by his death and offers him a chance to come back as a "spirit detective" who is tasked with defeating demons.
The television anime adaptation ran from 1992 to 1995. The series also inspired two films and two original video anime (OVAs). FUNimation Entertainment released the television series and OVAs on home video in North America. Media Blasters and later Funimation released the first film and Central Park Media released the second film. The television series ran on Adult Swim and later Toonami.
Source: Dengeki App