KABANERI OF THE IRON FORTRESS fans, get ready for some exciting news! DMM GAMES revealed a website on March 1st, 2018, to begin building hype for their new mobile/browser game. The website teases some gameplay and closes its brief trailer with a badass visual. The website also released a title: KABANERI OF THE IRON FORTRESS REVOLT BEGINNING TRACKS.

Artwork for the new KABANERI OF THE IRON FORTRESS GAME
Artwork for the new KABANERI OF THE IRON FORTRESS game | Image: Kabaneri-Website

For those unfamiliar, Wit Studios created the horror/action anime KABANERI OF THE IRON FORTRESS in 2016. A mysterious virus appears during the industrial revolution that transforms humans into kabane, which are essentially corpses. These undead creatures are aggressive and spread the virus by biting innocent people. On the Island of Hinomoto, citizens have built fortresses called “stations” to defend themselves from the kabane.

One day, the kabane hijack a train, crashing it into a nearby station. The undead begins to invade the city, but a young engineer named Ikoma uses this opportunity to test his new weapon on them. A kabane bites Ikoma while he is showcasing his weapon and he begins to transform into one of the undead. Through sheer willpower, Ikoma resists the transformation and becomes half-human, half-kabane. These hybrids are referred to as “Kabaneri.” Ikoma encounters fellow kabaneri, Mumei, on his journey to find shelter from the kabane. The two team up and battle a seemingly endless amount of kabane.

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The Fight Against Kabane Continues

The most we know about the upcoming game is that it will be a turn-based role-playing game. The popular FIRE EMBLEM series best exemplifies this game-style; players control a select group of characters and can have a character perform a specific action. For example, the player can make each character attack an enemy, trade items with each other, or simply move to a specific location on the map. Once the player is out of characters to perform actions their turn ends. The enemy then begins their turn, which generally focuses on killing the player’s characters.

Junpei Kasaoka will write the story for the game, which is good news for fans. Kasaoka wrote the KABANERI OF THE IRON FORTRESS: DAYBREAK novel, so his writing experience should help the game feel like an authentic sequel.

The game will also pick up where the anime left off, featuring both old and new characters. The series’ two protagonists Ikoma and Mumei will be returning, while Wit Studios will be cooking up some fresh designs for brand new characters.

A KABANERI Game To Be Excited For!

While it’s true that we don’t know too much about the upcoming game, there’s still a lot to be excited about. Popular series like ONE PIECE have translated really well into their mobile game adaptations, so there is no reason to think KABANERI can’t be as successful too. Turn-based games are generally very simple, which makes them enjoyable to play. Wit Studio has a reputation for developing beautiful anime such as ATTACK ON TITAN and THE ROLLING GIRLS, so their involvement in the game should assure great graphics.

Mumei (left) and Ikoma (right) battling the kabane!
Mumei (left) and Ikoma (right) battling the kabane! | Image: Zerochan

DMM games planned to release the KABANERI game in the winter of 2017, but it was delayed. The website’s unveiling means that the game should be released in the near future, which gives anime and video game fans all-over a reason to be excited!

Featured Image Courtesy of KABANERI OF THE IRON FORTRESS Wiki

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