Back in March, fans of the twisted isekai time-looping adventure Re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World- were hit with a double whammy of major news. The first bombshell came on March 9th, when it was announced that the highly anticipated second season of the anime series had been delayed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Originally set to air in April, the series was pushed back to July to accommodate the changing conditions in Japan and the anime industry. The second big announcement for the series, though, was much less of a bummer. It was revealed near the end of March that a smartphone game was in development for the series, although details at the time were scarce. Now, a new promotional trailer for the mobile game has revealed the official title and a summer release date.
The previously untitled smartphone game now has a confirmed title: – Re:Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu – Lost in Memories. On top of that, the new promotional video reveals that fans will be able to start playing the game on iOS and Android sometime this summer. While the game is definitely launching in Japanese, word on an English localization has yet to be confirmed.
Players control series protagonist Subaru in Re:Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu – Lost in Memories, following the events of the original anime. However, certain moments in-game will allow you to make a dialogue choice that can lead down a variety of brand new “what-if” storylines. All of this culminates in a brand new original story for the game.
Like so many other mobile games, Re:Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu – Lost in Memories will be a free to download and free to play game, offering optional in-game purchases. WHITE FOX, the anime studio behind the official anime series, is also set to produce the opening animation for the game. Kenichi Kawamura, a storyboard artist from the first season of the anime, will be storyboarding and directing animation for the new game. The original light novel author of the series, Tappei Nagatsuki, is set to supervise the project.
Source: Anime News Network