Written by: Jei Beltrano | Published on: February 23, 2020 at 2:07 PM PHT (GMT+8)
Game developer CyberAgent has revealed on Tuesday that the previously announced game adaptation of Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu's hit anime series "The Promised Neverland (Yakusoku no Neverland)" is releasing this Spring 2021 with the title "The Promised Neverland: Escape from the Garden". A teaser website dedicated for the game has opened today revealing more information.
Several screenshots from the game can be seen on the website featuring the some of the playable characters including Emma, Norman, and Ray. The website also reveals the pre-registration rewards that can be obtained. These rewards include in-game currency which will allow for players to roll on banners for new characters.
The upcoming asymmetrical game will force four players to cooperate as they attempt to escape from the garden. Players can use various items, including weapons, to achieve objectives and escape. More information about this upcoming smartphone title will be revealed at a later date.
📷 Screenshots from The Promised Neverland: Escape from the Garden Official Site
The game will launch in Japan in Spring 2021 and will be available on Android and iOS devices.
The Promised Neverland is based on the Japanese manga series written by Kaiu Shirai and illustrated by Posuka Demizu. It was serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump from August 2016 to June 2020, with the individual chapters collected and published by Shueisha into twenty tankōbon volumes.
The series has been adapted into a TV anime series with the first season aired from January 11 to March 29, 2019 with 12 episodes covering the first story arc.
The second season started airing in Japan on January 7 at 12:00 AM JST on Fuji TV's Noitamina anime programming block. The new season's cast and staff will reprise their roles. It is animated by CloverWorks and directed by Mamoru Kanbe, with Toshiya Ono handling series composition, Kazuaki Shimada handling character designs, and Takahiro Obata composing the series' music. The new season was announced in March 2019. It was originally set for release in October 2020 but it was later postponed to January 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Kiro Akiyama will perform the second season's opening theme song "Identity." The ending theme song will be performed by Myuk and composed by Eve titled "Mahou".
A live-action film adaptation was released in Japanese theaters on December 18, 2020.
The story follows Emma, Norman, and Rey, three young orphans who discover that their orphanage is most assuredly not all that it seems. When Emma and Norman find themselves discovering that one of their fellow orphans wasn't actually adopted, but was instead offered as food to a race of monsters that are seemingly ruling the world, the story creates a spine chilling narrative that sees the trio playing a game of cat and mouse with their overseers as they try to formulate a plan to escape.