Crunchyroll, best known for the anime streaming service, has announced Hime’s Quest.
It stars the company’s mascot, Hime, in a retro 8-bit adventure on the Gameboy Color, literally. The game itself is created for the old school handheld with a cartridge release and all.
The title also includes a special appearance by famed horror manga artist, Junji Ito. Its physical release for the Gameboy Color will be handled by the Crunchyroll Store and Limited Run Games in select regions. Both will have exclusive colors for the cartridges.
Here’s a rundown of Hime’s Quest:
Take control as Crunchyroll-Hime to save the anime club from Y2K in her first-ever video game: Hime’s Quest. Set in 1999, something electric is in the air. A malevolent force has crept into New Crunchy City, wreaking havoc on its technology, and tragically destroying the Anime Club’s precious DVD/VCR combo player. Can you root out the dastardly cretin brazen enough to ruin their meeting?
Adventure through haunted forests, mirage-filled deserts and more in Crunchyroll-Hime’s largest quest yet.
Hack and slash your way through dungeons and face-off against totally buggin fiends in league with Y2K.
Kick-back with Crunchyroll-Hime’s friends in the anime club or pay a visit to spooky manga creator Junji Ito who is currently OBSESSED with spirals.
Some games let you pet the dog, this one lets you *try* to pet the cat. Can you succeed and give Crunchyroll-Hime’s best friend Yuzu a pat on the head?
PLAY IT LOUD! with a chiptune soundtrack by future (time paradox averted) award-winning 8-bit composer and musician Protodome.
Here’s the trailer for the game:
Hime’s Quest is available for pre-order now and closes December 23rd. Those attending Anime NYC will have a chance to try out a demo at their booth. Beyond the physical cartridge, there will also be a browser version and downloadable rom available later.