Trinity Seven Smartphone Game Resumes Development with Planned Spring Release
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Kadokawa announced on Sunday that the previously cancelled smartphone game project for the Trinity Seven franchise is now back in development, with a planned release this spring. The game's title is Trinity Seven: Phantasm Library & Seventh Sol. Kadokawa has opened a website for the game.
The game will have an original story by manga writer Kenji Saito, and will also include familiar characters and game-original characters. Characters will also have special side stories once players have leveled up their affection to those characters.
Game developer and computer graphics company Silicon Studio announced the social game in December 2017 with a planned release for smartphones and PC in 2018. The company then announced in November that it cancelled development on the game. Silicon Studio announced in June that it is executing a divestiture of its game development business by establishing the subsidiary company Creek and River to handle game development and management. Silicon Studio transferred 90% of its stocks to the new subsidiary.
Kenji Saito and Akinari Nao launched the original Trinity Seven manga in the Monthly Dragon Age magazine in 2011. The series has inspired several spinoff manga. Yen Press is releasing the main manga in English.
The main manga inspired a 12-episode television anime series that premiered in October 2014, and Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired in Japan. Sentai Filmworks released the series with an English dub on Blu-ray Disc and DVD in August 2016.
Crunchyroll also began streaming the Trinity Seven: Eternal Library & Alchemic Girl film in March 2017. The film opened in Japan in February 2017. The manga is inspiring a second anime film that will open in Japan on March 29.