Fans of the popular anime series Gintama can look forward to a new mobile game based on the franchise, titled Gintama: Gathering. Developed by Bandai Namco, the game will feature the original voice cast and is set to launch for iOS and Android devices later this year.
What is Gintama about?
If you’re unfamiliar with anime, Gintama is a comedy-action series that tracks the escapades of Gintoki Sakata. He’s a former samurai who currently works as a freelancer, taking on odd jobs in a different Edo era where Japan has been invaded by aliens.
He, along with his buddies Shinpachi Shimura and Kagura, embarks on exciting adventures that often involve playful jabs at other well-known anime and manga series. The series is renowned for its clever humour, meta references, and intense battles, as well as its touching moments and poignant storytelling.
What is Gintama: Gathering about?
Gintama: Gathering is an upcoming mobile game that will allow players to experience the world of Gintama in a unique way. The title is touted to feature a story mode that will adapt the most iconic arcs from the anime and an original story that will apparently introduce new characters and scenarios.
In addition, gamers will have the opportunity to gather and personalize their preferred characters from the show and employ them in a range of game modes, including turn-based fights, co-op tasks in real-time, and mini-games.
The game will also offer multiplayer support so players can interact with other fans of the series, join guilds, chat with voice actors, and participate in events and campaigns. Future updates to the game will add new content and features, such as new characters, costumes, stages, and modes.
Bandai Namco has already released a teaser for the game on its website and on its YouTube channel. The teaser gives a glimpse of what’s to come, including the gameplay footage and characters as well.
The title is expected to be a free-to-play game with optional in-app purchases. The game is currently in development, and no specific release date has been shared by the developer. However, it is expected to arrive in Japan sometime later this year.
Those interested in playing the game can pre-register for it on the official website so they’ll be the first ones to know when it comes out. Those who pre-register will receive exclusive rewards when the game launches, such as rare items and characters.