'Arknights' mobile game gets anime adaptation

Written by: Jei Beltrano

Published on: October 24, 2021 at 20:27 PHT (GMT+8)

PHOTO: Arknights

Hypergryph’s free-to-play tower defense strategy RPG mobile game 'Arknights' has released an announcement promotional video (PV) on Sunday announcing the TV anime adaptation by Yostar Pictures. The anime was revealed to begin with Season 1 "Prelude to Dawn".

No other details were revealed as of writing.


About Arknights:

Arknights, a free-to-play tower defense mobile game developed by Chinese developer Hypergryph, was released in China on May 1, 2019 and in other countries a year after beginning January 16. The 'gacha' game is currently available for download on iOS and Android platforms.


Plot via Wiki:

The game is set in the dystopian, post-apocalyptic future setting of the planet Terra, where people exhibit kemonomimi features – characteristics of animals or mythological races. Natural disasters leave behind a valuable mineral, Originium, which enables the use of "Arts" (magic), and often infects people with a progressive disease, Oripathy. Due to the disease's 100% mortality rate, and its high infectivity at the time of death, hostility towards the Infected became widespread, leading to their mass quarantine and expulsion by governments worldwide, and sparking tensions between the Infected and non-Infected.


The player takes the role of the masked and amnesiac "Doctor", who commands a team of "operators" of Rhodes Island, a pharmaceutical, medical, and self-defense organization. As Oripathy spreads, the team must search for a cure while defending themselves against threats such as the Reunion Movement, an Infected anarchist military force bent on overthrowing the governments of Terra in revenge for persecuting Oripathy victims.

Recognitions:

The game was nominated for Google Play "Users' Choice Game" at the Best of 2020 awards and for "Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Mobile Game" at the 2020 Dragon Awards. It won an award as one of the Best Innovative Games of 2020.

Source: Arknights Official - Yostar Official Youtube Channel

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