Tokyo Ghoul [:re birth] is not the only mobile game that Bandai Namco is bringing to gamers outside of Japan this year. The Japanese publisher has announced that Record of Grancrest War: Quartet Conflict will be getting an English launch this fall.
Based on the anime and manga Record of Grancrest War (also known as Grancrest Senki), Quartet Conflict gives gamers a chance to relive some of the scenes and battles that fans of the anime are familiar with while also adding new stories and characters to the game.
Record of Grancrest War tells the story of Atlatan, a land filled with warring lords that wield powerful crests in battle. In an effort to save Atlatan, protagonists Theo and Siluca will attempt to build alliances and go to war with lords that oppose them.
Like many other Bandai Namco titles, Record of Grancrest War: Quartet Conflict is a hero collection RPG. Players have a chance to collect many of the franchise’s heroes and head off into battle. In those battles players have control over their chosen hero as well as squads of more generic troops that can help take down some of the game’s enemies.
The decision to localize Quartet Conflict may come as somewhat of a surprise. While the anime has had some positive reviews, it is far from a runaway success. Quartet Conflict also appears to have found little commercial success in Japan, and currently ranks outside of the 500 top grossing games on Google Play in its home country. There are currently 39 Bandai Namco titles in the top 500 in Japan. At the same time there are games based on more popular properties like My Hero Academia, Digimon, and Black Clover that have not yet been launched outside of Japan.
The English version of Record of Grancrest War: Quartet Conflict is scheduled to launch in the fall of this year on Android and iOS. Here’s a trailer for the upcoming gacha game: