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Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Browser/Smartphone Game's New Visual Reveals Fall Release

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Game previously slated for summer

The official website for Kōtetsujō no Kabaneri -Ran- Hajimaru Michiato (Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress -Revolt- Beginning Tracks), DMM Games' PC browser/smartphone game for the Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress franchise, unveiled a new visual, and fall release date for the game on Saturday. The game was previously slated for this summer.

The site is also streaming a video, with similar footage as the teaser video from March earlier this year, but now showing the fall release date.

DMM Games announced the game at Tokyo Game Show 2016. At the time, it was slated for winter 2017. Noitamina released two drama CDs that tie into the game's plot at screenings of the Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress compilation films.

The game will be a turn-based RPG that takes place after the end of the anime, and will include familiar characters such as Ikoma and Mumei. The game will also add original characters designed at Wit Studio, the animation studio behind the original anime. Junpei Kasaoka, who handled the overall setting of the anime and wrote the Kōtetsujō no Kabaneri: Akatsuki (Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress: Daybreak) novel, is writing the game's story.

The original Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress television anime aired from April-July 2016. The series streamed on Amazon Prime Video with English subtitles as it aired in Japan.

The "steampunk survival action" story takes place on the island country Hinomoto, where humans hide themselves in fortresses called stations against the threat of zombie-like beings with steel hearts known as "Kabane." Only armored locomotives known as "Hayajiro" go between the stations.

The anime reunited director Tetsuro Araki and Wit Studio, the team responsible for Attack on Titan. Code Geass creator Ichiro Okouchi wrote the scripts. Haruhiko Mikimoto (Macross 7, Gunbuster) designed the original characters, and Hiroyuki Sawano (Attack on Titan, Aldnoah.Zero) composed the music.

The series has also received two compilation films that premiered in December 2016 and January 2017 in Japan. The two films covered the anime's first season with some new and enhanced scenes. Crunchyroll screened the films in North American theaters in April 2017.

The anime will get a new sequel anime film titled Kōtetsujō no Kabaneri: Unato Kessen (Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress: Unato Decisive Battle).

Sources: Kōtetsujō no Kabaneri -Ran- Hajimaru Michiato game's official website, Comic Natalie

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