Crunchyroll Expo 2019 | Sampling Games

Crunchyroll Expo was not just about getting a first hand look at what is new in the anime world but also an opportunity to demo the latest anime inspired games. During the weekend, I got to learn about what’s new with Crunchyroll Games and demo several upcoming titles.

Crunchyroll Games Industry Panel

Crunchyroll Games Industry Panel was an inside look at the latest games that are being published by Crunchyroll Games. Gamers got a first look at Mob Psycho 100: Psychic Battle, Bungo Stray Dogs: Tales of The Lost and Naruto x Boruto: Ninja Voltage along with a new trailer for Attack on Titan: Tactics and the upcoming crossovers in Grand Summoners.

The panel began with a new trailer for RWBY: Crystal Match followed by the first trailer for Bungo Stray Dogs: Tales of The Lost.

Following the trailers, the panel looked into Mob Psycho 100: Psychic Battle with the cast of the series and the games developers. Next, fans got to learn more about the up coming Naruto x Boruto: Ninja Tribes with the series executive producer. DeNA then showcased how gamers could save humanity in Attack on Titan: Tactics.

The panel ended with a showcase of the upcoming cross-overs planned for Grand Summoner. From the ongoing One Punch Man crossover to the return of the Kill La Kill crossover, the game has truly established itself as one of the most popular mobile RPG’s.

Games of New Crunchy City

Attendees had the opportunity to sample numerous upcoming titles in New Crunchy City. From upcoming mobile titles to VR experiences, here are some of the games I got to check out:

Mob Psycho 100: Psychic Battle is a JRPG experience for the mobile device. Players build a four person team with characters from the series to battle evils spirits and espers. Besides battling in the main story, the title will also feature side quests and mini-games.

Naruto x Boruto: Ninja Tribes is an action strategy RPG for the mobile device. Players can build a team using their favorite characters from the series and battle it out against each other.

Attack on Titan: Tactics takes the concept of a tower defense game and adds the mechanics of a real time strategy (RTS). Players set up a team made up of characters from the series along with heavy weapon emplacements with the goal of defending their base from a wave of Titan attacks.

As the title states Little Witch Academia: VR Broom Racing has players participated in a VR broom racing. Using the Oculus Quest, I got a quick guide to the gameplay mechanics while having the chance to ride a broom. Even though this was an Alpha-stage demo, it already shows promise and I can’t wait to race other players.

Disclaimer: Crunchyroll provided me with press passes for the weekend.

This special report is part of 8Bit/Digi‘s coverage of Crunchyroll Expo 2019. If you attended the event, please share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Author: Stan Rezaee

Stan Rezaee is the founder and Editor of 8Bit/Digi. He is a journalist and gamer from the Bay Area who has been writing about the medium for over five years.

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