There could be some huge news for anime lovers and mobile gamers alike as Japanese company KLab has said to have acquired distribution rights for an upcoming untitled game based on the popular anime/manga series Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure.
KLab acquires distribution rights for game based on Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure
The news was confirmed on KLab’s official website. The company is now set to own the distribution rights for the game across the globe with the exception of Japan. The game is developed in partnership with Chinese company Shengqu Games, which has its headquarters in Shanghai.
Shengqu Games are no rookies in the video game industry. The Chinese company has launched over 70 online games worldwide including Dungeons & Dragons Online, Final Fantasy XIV Online, Mir Mobile, Legend of Mir 2, and many more. The games have all been commercial successes, attracting a total of 2.1 billion registered users worldwide. Given the company’s track record of developing online games, it would be safe to assume the upcoming Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure game would also be multiplayer-focused. No release date or title has been revealed for the game yet so don’t expect to be launching in the near future at least.
Capitalizing on a popular anime
The untitled upcoming project is based on Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure. The manga series first debuted in the year 1987 and has been a mainstay in the manga industry ever since. The first season of the anime debuted in the year 2012 and received universal acclaim, gathering a rating of 8.4/10 on IMDB and 4.9/5 on Crunchy Roll. There it is no surprise that Klab and Shengqu games are looking to capitalize on the popularity of the anime in recent years.
Whether the game will live up to the hype or remain close to the source material remains to be seen but this is surely is more good news for mobile gamers and anime fans.