Black Clover Manga Gets Smartphone Game this Year
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
This year's combined 21st and 22nd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine announced on Monday that Yūki Tabata's Black Clover manga is inspiring a smartphone game titled Black Clover: Mugen no Kishidan (Dream Knights) that will launch for iOS and Android devices this year. The game will be free to play, with the opportunity to purchase some in-game items.
In the role-playing game, players will be able to create their own squad from their favorite characters to protect the kingdom. Players will be able to choose from members of the Magic Knights of the Clover Kingdom, members of the Diamond Kingdom army, and the members of the White Night Eye.
Bandai Namco Entertainment will open a website for the game on Monday.
Tabata launched the original manga in Weekly Shonen Jump in February 2015, and the manga has more than 4.8 million copies in print. Viz Media is publishing the series digitally and in print in North America.
The television anime adaptation premiered in Japan on October 3, and Crunchyroll is streaming the series in Japanese with English subtitles. Funimation began streaming the show's English dub on October 29. The anime will have 51 episodes. The show debuted on Adult Swim's Toonami programming block on December 2.
Bandai Namco Entertainment is also developing another game in the franchise, Black Clover: Quartet Knights. The game will launch in the West for PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam this year, and will also arrive in Japan on PS4 this year.
Disclosure: Bandai Namco Rights Marketing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Bandai Namco Holdings Inc., is a non-controlling, minority shareholder in Anime News Network Inc.