Platinum Games’ latest project is handling development for Cygames in the latter’s newly announced Granblue Fantasy: Project Re:Link, a follow up to the 2014 role-playing game for mobile devices.
The smartphone game is being adapted into an anime television series titled Granblue Fantasy the Animation. Cygames, the game developer, recently announced and launched the anime’s trailer during its Cygames Next 2016 event in Tokyo.
Yuuki Itoh (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid) is directing the anime at A-1 Pictures, and Toshifumi Akai (Kokoro Connect, Sound of the Sky) is designing the characters. Nobuo Uematsu (Final Fantasy games I-XI) and Tsutomu Narita (Final Fantasy XIV composer and arranger) are composing the music. BUMP OF CHICKEN will perform the anime’s theme song.
Granblue Fantasy was released by Cygames in March 2014. It is a role-playing video game with turn-based battles where thecharacters gain levels and abilities by accruing experience. Summons and weapons equipped also confer characters with bonuses on attack power and HP. The character designer Hideo Minaba of the game has also worked on Final Fantasy VI(1994) and Final Fantasy IX (2000).
Granblue Fantasy the Animation, the TV series will premiere in January 2017.