Kemono Friends Gets Game by Sega
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Sega Games announced at a stage event at its Tokyo Game Show booth on Friday that it is producing a game based on the Kemono Friends franchise. Sega Games Chief Strategy Officer Minoru Iwaki could not offer more details on the game's contents or platform. However, he said that his company is putting all its effort into the game, and added that it will include voices. Sega will "definitely" provide more information in December.
Nexon's original Kemono Friends app game launched in early 2016 and ended service in December of that year — before the Kemono Friends anime even aired. The 12-episode television anime then premiered on TV Tokyo and TV Osaka in January 2017 and ended in March 2017. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired.
A second anime season was previously planned but not yet green-lit for television until earlier this month. At the time, the first season's director Tatsuki and anime studio Yaoyorozu were not slated to be involved in the project.
The franchise has also inspired smartphone apps, as well as several stage plays. Video game development company Jupiter announced earlier this month that the franchise is getting a Kemono Friends Picross game in collaboration with Jupiter's Picross series of games. The game will launch this fall digitally only for 1,080 yen (about US$9.75).