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Sanrio and AVM Labs Release Aggretsuko Smartphone Game On iOS

On October 30, Sanrio announced that they partnered with AVM Lab Games to release an official smartphone game based on Aggretsuko. The game is a free-to-start experience, which launched on Apple’s App Store yesterday. The title is also slated to launch on Google’s Play Store, Steam, the Nintendo Switch, and Amazon’s marketplace in the near future.

The Aggretsuko smartphone game is the debut entry on AVM’s MomentSQ “interactive story platform,” which aims to deliver new stories in established franchises. The title is a single-player, narrative experience, which sees players communicating with characters like Goro, Washimi, and others via an interface that resembles a chat app. AVM Labs describes the game as:

Aggretsuko fans will be in for a treat as the game will tackle a player-driven narrative experience, where fans can get to influence the storyline with their choices. The format of Aggretsuko is presented like an instant messaging app, and so it’s easy to chat and play on the go. From building friendships with Gori, Washimi and many others, to experiencing the death metal-life and times of Retsuko, fans will slowly unravel her secret world with each episode. As players join in on their witty gossip, the ultimate goal is to evolve your character’s friendship in order to play a key role in the gang. It won’t be easy to make all the best choices, and so you may need to embrace yourself for that deathly rant and rage best reserved for karaoke nights!

AVM Labs published a trailer for the game, as well as several screenshots. You can check these out below.

Trailer

Screenshots

Aggretsuko‘s second season launched on Netflix worldwide on June 14. Like the first season, the title was presented as a Netflix Original.

Rarecho returned to direct and write the new season.

Netflix describes the second season as:

Everyone’s favorite death metal panda is back! Retsuko will return to Netflix for Aggretsuko Season 2. Produced by Fanworks and featuring a character originally created by Sanrio, the creator of Hello Kitty,  season two of Aggretsuko is coming to Netflix.

The first season of the Aggretsuko anime launched on April 20, 2018.

Rarecho, who directed the first Aggretsuko TV series, returned to the director’s chair at studio Fanworks. The director also wrote the show’s scripts.

Aggretsuko‘s first anime series hit Japanese TV in April 2016. The ongoing series is a short-form title that airs during TBS’s Ō-sama no Brunch program. Eighty-five episodes have been produced to date.

Netflix describes the series as:

Frustrated with her thankless office job, Retsuko the Red Panda copes with her daily struggles by belting out death metal karaoke after work.

Source: AVM Lab Games (Email Communication)

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