Shironeko Project/Rune Story Smartphone Game Gets TV Anime in 2020
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Game developer Colopl announced at the Colopl Fes 2018 event on Sunday that its Shironeko Project smartphone game is getting a television anime project that will premiere in 2020.
The anime will cover the "Zero Chronicle: Hajimari no Tsumi" (The First Sin) event that Colopl held in the game for its third anniversary.
The game was ranked one of the mobile games fans most want to have an anime adaptation on a survey by Famitsu App earlier this year.
Colopl's Shironeko Project smartphone game launched in Japan in 2014, and launched in English with the title Rune Story in 2015. The game's English version ceased updates in 2016. The 3D action RPG features real-time battles and players can team up together in groups of four to take on foes. City building is also a prominent aspect that can affect how players' characters grow.
Nintendo filed a lawsuit against Colopl in January, alleging that Colopl infringed on at least five Nintendo patents in Shironeko Project. Nintendo is seeking 4.4 billion yen (about US$40 million) in damages and a suspension of Shironeko Project. Nintendo clarified in July that the lawsuit is a separate matter from its games software business and will not affect Shironeko New Project. The court hearings are still ongoing for the lawsuit.