I can't believe I didn't make this thread a long time ago. Mobile games are very popular in Japan over console games and pc games because of their busy life style and stigma against owning a console for non otaku people.
I'll be listing any news on mobile games in Japan and outside of Japan if I can.
Last Edit: Jun 7, 2019 7:34:31 GMT by Taka: "Mobile Games News" sounds better than "List of Mobile Games"
The official Twitter account for COLOPL's Battle Girl High School smartphone game announced on Friday that the game will end service on July 31. Players will not be able to access the app after that date. The game will have a collaboration event with COLOPL's Alice Gear Aegis game this summer.
The Battle Girl High School game stopped accepting new players on Friday. Sales of in-game currency also ceased, but all in-game items will remain useable until the game ends service.
The school action role-playing game is set in the year 2045. The world has been contaminated by Irōsu (mysterious invaders who suddenly appeared), and humans find themselves restricted and contained. Standing boldly against these invaders are ordinary girls everywhere, without a powerful army or even weapons. The Shinjugammine Girls Academy is a school for these "Hoshimori" (Star Guardians) destined to fight the Irōsu. The player is assigned to this academy to train the girls and take back the contaminated Earth.
COLOPL launched the game as a free-to-play app (with in-game item purchases) for iOS and Android devices in 2015.
The game inspired a television anime adaptation that premiered in July 2017. Sentai Filmworks licensed the series, and it is streaming on HIDIVE and Crunchyroll.
Sources: Battle Girl High School's Twitter account, COLOPL's website via Yaraon!, My Game News Flash
I think I realize why I haven't made the thread since I report mobile games in their anime or manga discussions.
Aniplex of America announced on Thursday that it will release f4samurai's Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story (Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Gaiden) smartphone role-playing game for iOS and Android in English in the United States and Canada on June 25.
The company is running a pre-registrations campaign, and all players will receive in-game bonuses depending on the number of pre-registrations. The top reward is Homura Akemi (Glasses), which players will receive if the game receives more than 20,000 pre-registrations.
The game's official English Twitter account posted an English-subtitled Yui character video on Wednesday. The account has been posting character videos since Aniplex of America announced the game's English release on April 19.
Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that Crunchyroll Games is now co-publishing the Grand Summoners game in partnership with Good Smile Company and NextNinja. The game will run a crossover event with the Goblin Slayer anime from June 6 to July 31. Crunchyroll began streaming a promotional video for the crossover campaign.
The crossover event will mark the first time that Goblin Slayer characters will appear in a smartphone game. Playable characters will include Goblin Slayer, High Elf Archer, and Priestess.
Grand Summoners launched for iOS and Android devices in Japan in November 2016. The game then launched worldwide in February 2018. Crunchyroll describes the game as "a real-time RPG with rich gameplay, strategic co-op battles, and epic anime storylines."
AIDIS Inc.'s Hisatoshi Hayakashi (Brave Frontier) directed the game. Elements Garden's Noriyasu Agematsu composed the game's music, and Tetsuya Kakihara, Saori Goto, and Satoshi Hino provided vocals.
Crunchyroll Games is also publishing the Bungo Stray Dogs: Tales of the Lost and DanMachi: MEMORIA FREESE smartphone games. In addition, the company is assisting DeNA for marketing of its Attack on Titan: TACTICS, which is slated to launch in English this year.
Fate/Grand Order makes a monstrous amount of money, having grossed over US$3 billion worldwide as of March 2019. However, for the first time the mobile game service is experiencing a significant dip in sales on the iOS platform. According to AppAnnie data, Fate/Grand Order's sales ranking on the Japanese App Store has fallen to 59th place as of June 2, marking the first time the game has fallen outside the top 50.
The dip happened very recently and abruptly. It fell from #1 on May 26 to #59 on June 2. Fluctuation in sales tend to occur during the ending and beginning of months, when mobile games usually launch new policies. Fate/Grand Order recovered to #37 by the next day, and the ranking is expected to climb back even further.
Fate/Grand Order first launched on the iOS at a no. 47 sales ranking.
Aniplex released the Fate/Grand Order smartphone game in Japan in summer 2015. The game received an English release in the United States and Canada in June 2017. Fate/Grand Order will receive TV anime and film projects. Last year, the game celebrated 14 million downloads.
Fate/Grand Order iOS version wasn't in the top 50 for the first time
info on War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius (Final Fantasy Brave Exvius: Genei Sensō)
Square Enix began streaming a new trailer on Monday for the War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius (Final Fantasy Brave Exvius: Genei Sensō) tactical role-playing game. The video outlines the game's story and characters, and confirms that the game will release for smartphones.
The game is slated to release this year. Pre-registration is available now, and if pre-registrations meet 500,000, those who pre-register will receive the character Y'shtola as she appears in the "Shadowbringers" expansion of Final Fantasy XIV. The game will be free to play with optional in-game purchases.
The mobile game hits Europe with languages in English, German, and French. These are the countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom
Plot: “DanMemo” is a full-fledged RPG that lets players enjoy not only the stories straight from the original novels, but also includes exclusive stories available only in the game, supervised by the author Fujino Ōmori. The game is fully voiced by voice actors from the anime. Players can enjoy adventures with popular characters such as Bell, Hestia and Ais. Upon starting the game, all new players will get free 4-star units, [Part-Time Goddess] Hestia and [Azure Goddess] Hestia.
Girls und Panzer: Atsumare! Minna no Senshadō (Gather! Everyone's Tankery) will end service on November 27, 2019
Bandai Namco Entertainment announced on Friday that it is ending service on its Girls und Panzer: Atsumare! Minna no Senshadō (Gather! Everyone's Tankery) smartphone game on November 27. The game will halt sales of in-game "Niji Coin" currency on October 25.
The game launched in August 2018. The game allows players to change the clothes of the characters, and engage in tank battles. The game is free to play, but some items in game cost extra.
The most recent game in the franchise, Girls und Panzer Dream Tank Match DX, is the Nintendo Switch version of the Girls und Panzer Dream Tank Match PlayStation 4 game. The game launched on February 21 in Japan and in Southeast Asia, the latter with English text and Japanese audio.
The original PS4 game shipped in Japan in February 2018. Bandai Namco Entertainment Asia released the game in Southeast Asia with English text and Japanese audio.
Thought it was a new ReZERO anime trailer. Turns out it's a collab with a mobile game, SinoAlice
SINoALICE is a role-playing video game developed by Pokelabo for Android and iOS. The game is directed by Yoko Taro, better known for his work in the NieR and Drakengard series. The game was released in Japan by Square Enix in June 2017, and will be released worldwide by Nexon in late 2019.
The official Twitter account for Konami's LovePlus franchise announced on Monday that the LovePlus EVERY smartphone game will launch on October 31. The game was previously slated for last winter but then was delayed until August, and then delayed again to an indefinite date, before being slated for a November 2019 release.
The game's cast includes Sakura Tange as Rinko Kobayakawa, Saori Hayami as Manaka Takane, and Yuko Minaguchi as Nene Anegasaki.
Part of the game will support virtual-reality devices.
The LovePlus franchise launched on the Nintendo DS in 2009. The game inspired an enhanced LovePlus+ edition that launched in Japan in 2010.
The New LovePlus game shipped for the Nintendo 3DS in Japan in 2012, and the New LovePlus+ enhanced version shipped for the same console in 2014. The franchise has also spawned mobile and arcade spinoffs, and several manga series.
A mobile game will end its service on Dec. 25, 2019:
The official website for the Sengoku Night Blood smartphone game announced on Thursday that the game will end service on December 25 at 3:00 p.m. JST. The announcement noted that staff decided it would be difficult to continue to offer service that would satisfy users.
Sales of in-game currency ended on Thursday. Players will be able to use their previously purchased in-game currency until the game ends service.
Marvelous, Kadokawa, and Idea Factory's Otomate otome game brand launched the game for iOS and Android devices in May 2017. The "Warring States romance fantasy" game centers around different warlords from Japan's Warring States (Sengoku) period, who are all involved with the player character. Each of the six factions in the game feature a different Otomate artist.
The game inspired a television anime adaptation that premiered in October 2017. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired.
Black Clover dives into the mobile game market with its game called Black Clover Phantom Knights (Black Clover Mugen no Kishidan) in 2020.
Bandai Namco Entertainment America announced on Friday that it will release the Black Clover Phantom Knights (Black Clover Mugen no Kishidan) game for iOS and Android devices in English in 2020. Pre-registration is available on the game's official website and Facebook page. The company began streaming a 15-second trailer for the announcement.
The game launched in Japan in November 2018. The kingdom defense role-playing game is free to play and includes in-game items available for purchase.
In the game, players become the leader of a Magic Knights brigade and create their own squad from their favorite characters to protect the kingdom. Players can choose from members of the Magic Knights of the Clover Kingdom, members of the Diamond Kingdom army, and the members of the White Night Eye. The game features a completely new story that centers on its original characters.
The Arpeggio of Blue Steel - Ars Nova - Re:Birth shuts down on January 31, 2020
The official Twitter account for Arpeggio of Blue Steel - Ars Nova - Re:Birth, a smartphone game based on the Arpeggio of Blue Steel anime, announced on Friday that the game will end service on January 31 at 2:00 p.m. JST. The game will halt sales of paid items on January 10.
The battleship simulation game is based on the world of the anime, and it features an original story. The game also features key scenes and battles from the anime. Characters and Mental Models from the anime appear in a full 3D world in the game. The game features new illustrations and voice recordings with the same voice cast as the anime.
Taka: As for anime business, I'll work on the Spring 2020 anime stuff this weekend. I will finish up the Winter 2020 banners. My apologies. I thought I will out of work due to the virus outbreak. I'm glad I'm still working at the pharmacy
Mar 20, 2020 2:08:00 GMT
Dream: Looks like California and New York are now enforcing all non-essential workers to stay home, except for necessary needs and all public gatherings are banned, at least in New York. New York's are in effect Sunday.
Mar 20, 2020 16:16:17 GMT
Dream: Far as essential workers go, the following are in the category to my knowledge: retail, pharmacies, warehouses, food suppliers, medical offices, transport, emergency personnel, banks, media. May be some differences in what is considered essential...
Mar 20, 2020 17:27:04 GMT
Dream: ...dependent on state or localities. But basically, anything that is a major need for everyday living is considered essential.
Mar 20, 2020 17:28:01 GMT
Dream: Looks like a remake of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni will be airing in July. The original seiyuu from the 2000s series will reprise their roles for the remake and judging from the animation, looks like it will have more polish to it compared...
Mar 21, 2020 21:51:24 GMT
Dream: ...to the 2000s series.
Mar 21, 2020 21:51:30 GMT
Taka: That's interesting to hear. Didn't know it was going to get a remake.
Mar 22, 2020 0:33:35 GMT
Dream: Guess I'm gonna focus on wrapping up Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken whenever it comes out today. Been one of my favorites for the season.
Mar 22, 2020 16:44:54 GMT
Taka: I need to catch up or drop/put on hold whatever series I tried.
Mar 22, 2020 21:25:15 GMT
Taka: 1 confirmed death in my hometown next to 19 confirmed cases. I heard the police are fining folks for not practicing social distancing on Facebook.
Mar 24, 2020 2:31:40 GMT
Dream: At least in New York right now, they're not enforcing it. But non-essential employers who aren't abiding by shutting down at this point will be fined and shut down at this point.
Mar 24, 2020 13:38:28 GMT
Master Menos: Had some serious personal trouble go on, but now I'm through it. On-Topic, where I'm in, everything but the stores (and possibly the restaurants) are closed down.
Mar 27, 2020 17:48:40 GMT
Taka: They closed off beaches and parks along bike paths as well as extending K-12 school closure to mid May while colleges are cancelled for the semester.
Mar 29, 2020 0:47:15 GMT
CosmicNoirTear: Everything closed on my part. I live by a bunch of shopping centers. All of the are ghost towns. Hopefully means most people where I live are taking this seriously. Also got laid off from my job two weeks ago.
Mar 29, 2020 2:46:08 GMT
Dream: My county has 6 confirmed cases. Restaurants and bars have been on take-out or delivery only for about a couple weeks now since New York's the hardest hit state. Hasn't been too different for me any who since I've been out of work and tight on money...
Mar 29, 2020 15:11:51 GMT
Dream: ...to do anything outside of getting essentials and job hunting in recent months. Though with the state pretty much on lockdown, likely gonna have a rough time finding any employer to work with in-person for a while.
Mar 29, 2020 15:13:27 GMT
El_Directo: Stay safe guys
Mar 29, 2020 20:08:55 GMT
Taka: I think the only thing not closed for mass gathering other than essential services would be funerals in my area. The mayor and staff have been pretty busy in clarifying things in press releases. Edit: my mistake. Funerals are closed.
Mar 29, 2020 21:52:25 GMT
Dream: Gonna try whipping up a review for Dorohedoro at some point tomorrow. Find that I have quite a bit to cover with the series.
Mar 30, 2020 3:39:57 GMT