'Rurouni Kenshin' manga game now open for pre-registration
Official illustration of the game from it's pre-registration site. Bandai/Namco

One of the most iconic and loved manga turned anime will finally be getting a mobile game version. The said game will soon be available for both Android and iOS devices. The upcoming “Rurouni Kenshin” smartphone game reboot is currently accepting pre-registration in preparation for its release.

The worldwide hit anime “Rurouni Kenshin” by creator Nobuhiro Watsuki will soon be joining the long list of applications that have rebooted an anime/manga story. The smartphone game will be entitled “Rurouni Kenshin, Meiji Kenkaku Romantan: Kengeki Kenran.” The reveal of this project was posted on the official Twitter account of Shueisha’s Jump SQ magazine on Feb. 20.

The abovementioned game will be developed by the team from Bandai Namco Entertainment. It is also reported that the storyline of the mobile game will follow the new arc that Watsuki himself will be creating. The new arc is set to be released around March.

The tagline for the new game is “I will cut open a new path to the future with my sword.” This tagline can also be found in the game’s official website. Currently the game is accepting early registrations for both iOS and Android versions. This can also be done through the application’s official website.

Previously, along with the help of his wife Kaoru Kurosaki, the manga creator has published a two-chapter prequel manga that might be a big hint for the storyline of the upcoming game. The manga project was entitled “Rurouni Kenshin Ibun: Ashitaro Zenka Ari” or “Rurouni Kenshin Side Story: The Ex-Con Ashitaro” in English.

The aforementioned prequel story focused on a new character named “Ashitaro Hasegawa,” who is imprisoned due to a crime he has committed. Upon his release from prison, he encounters a boy named Aran Inoue who is the same age as him, and a mysterious girl who also happens to be waiting for Ashitaro’s release as well. The setting of the new manga series was based on Hokkaido, Japan.

As of now, little is known as to what the new “Rurouni Kenshin” game has in store for their fans. Even the release date is still undecided. Knowing that manga creator Nobuhiro Watsuki is making a new arc and teaming up Bandai Namco Entertainment for a smartphone game version of the manga is enough to make any fan wait in sheer anticipation. They are looking forward to seeing how the new content, characters and storyline will transpire game-wise.