The official Touken Ranbu staff twitter page has announced that they will be launching a new Touken Ranbu game, which will be available for both Android and iOS smartphones, and it will be called Touken Ranbu -ONLINE- Pocket.
— 長谷部海溝の幽霊 (@S_bravery_) February 7, 2016
This new smartphone game app would actually serve as a smartphone game version of the original free-to-play PC game, which is now very popular among female players. Pre-registration for the new app has now started, and the app is scheduled for release on 1 March 2016.
Developed by Nitroplus and DMM as a male counterpart to DMM and Kadokawa’s massively popular Kantai Collection PC browser game, Touken Ranbu focuses more on anthropomorphic sword boys rather than anthropomorphic ship girls, like the ones from KanColle.
Touken Ranbu was launched back in January 2015, and just recently celebrated its very first anniversary. Since its launch, the game has been attributed for the increase of the number of Japan’s “Katana Girls”, who have made their own subculture trend thanks to several historical games and anime, such as Hakuouki and even Gintama. The game has also been dubbed as “KanColle for Women.”
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