Ghost in The Shell: Stand Alone Complex and K-ON! are without a doubt two of the most watched and admired anime shows in the world. Although being as different as they could be, these two are often in the top lists of the same people… just because being an anime fan often means being a fan of a shounen, a shoujo, a seinen and a Ghibli at the same time. Now, the otaku’s time being away of their favourite characters has been shortened for two new phone games have been announced in Japan! Yes, the two very different anime are getting their own player-aimed adaptations this week!
Naturally, the two games are too different to be put together, so I shall announce the K-ON! social simulation game for phones first. It is developed by Mobage and the full name of the product is K-ON! Miracle Session. The sim game will give the player an opportunity to watch as their chosen character (the five main ones are available) grows and developed different abilities based on what exercises and commands as a whole it has been given by the player. It is a type of a human tamagochi! With cute moe and popular anime scenes to be unlocked! The basics of the software is free, but each new item and extra costs money.
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex will be getting it’s own phone game too, but it is nothing like the one above. The new project is to be developed by Butterfly and 4cast, both companies quite famous in the field. This will be a feature phone game and will be available only through the Mobage mobile social gaming platform. The basic idea of the game is for the player to be able to enter the team of Section 9 and investigate with the main characters crimes including such related to terrorism, murders and abductions. Aside of ‘working’ alongside Major Kusanagi, Batou, and Togusa, one can also command Tachikoma. Pre-registration has been open since Wednesday. The official release of the game is in December, but whoever managed to get in the list of pre-registered players will receive an early entry into the Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex feature game for mobile phones.
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