TBS Television and developer GeekOut K.K. have announced an official Takeshi’s Castle video game, a new game released not long after Amazon’s successful reboot of the TV show.
The new Takeshi’s Castle video game is actually built within the wildly popular sandbox creation platform Roblox, and was released on the platform earlier this fall.
It’s worth noting the Takeshi’s Castle video game is the first release under the new TBS branch TBS Games, which will release dedicated games for their numerous IPs across PC, consoles, mobile, arcade, board and card games, and more.
Here’s some screenshots of the Takeshi’s Castle shenanigans:
Roblox has been available for Windows PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S (via backwards compatibility), Android, iOS, and most recently both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.
Here’s a rundown on the game, plus comments from key staff:
Iconic obstacles from “Takeshi’s Castle” such as ‘Ryujin-Ike aka Stepping Stone’ and ‘Daruma-san ga koronda aka Now You See Me, Now You Don’t ‘, make a comeback on Roblox. Similar to the show, players team up to take on these challenges together.
The lobby area, serving as the entrance before the game begins, features buildings displaying the rankings of the players’ games and obstacles like mazes. In the future, there are also plans to sell digital items related to “Takeshi’s Castle”, such as avatar clothing and accessories.
Comment from Kentaro Fukuda, Head of New IP Development at TBS
The first release in ‘TBS GAMES’ brand starts with the game of “Takeshi’s Castle” on Roblox. The show sparked a major sensation in society, achieved long-lasting global success transcending language and culture, and became one of the programs that TBS can take pride in. Roblox is a popular app worldwide, and we are confident that it can be a content that can be enjoyed worldwide by anyone anytime. We are dedicated to “BRINGING YOU THE BEST GAMING EXPERIENCE”, to a wide range of players from the Z-generation to those who watched “Takeshi’s Castle” in real-time.
Comment from Soichiro Tanaka, GeekOut CEO
The title “Takeshi’s Castle” reminds many people of the unique and exciting challenges. At GeekOut, we are thrilled to make this legendary show available on the global platform Roblox. Our goal is to provide players of all generations with inspiring and fun moments by bringing together good old memories and new experiences. We hope that this experience evokes nostalgia for longtime fans and inspires new discoveries for new fans. Please join the new challenges of Takeshi’s Castle and re-discover the joy it provides.