Emma, Norman, and Ray are getting ready to face a new horror as a mobile game adaptation of The Promised Neverland has been announced.
On January 8, the official Twitter account of The Promised Neverland (Yakusoku no Neverland) announced a mobile game adaptation for the anime series. The announcement was bundled with a key visual. Note that this is the first time ever that the popular shonen series receives a game adaptation.
The key visual shared with the announcement features the main protagonists of The Promised Neverland: From left to right, Norman (voiced by Maaya Uchida in the anime), Emma (Sumire Morohoshi), and Ray (Mariya Ise). The account will publish additional details at a later date.
— 『約束のネバーランド』公式 (@yakuneba_staff) January 7, 2021
We don’t know yet what kinda of game The Promised Neverland on mobile will be. However, it’s highly likely to include a gacha system. The mobile market is by far the biggest game market in Japan, and any popular manga, anime and novel gets its own mobile gacha game sooner or later. We’ll be sure to tell you if a The Promised Neverland console game ever gets announced as well.
The Promised Neverland – Quick summary
The Promised Neverland – Yakusoku no Neverland in Japanese – is a manga written by Kaiu Shirai and illustrated by Posuka Demizu. The manga was published in Weekly Shonen Jump from August 2016 to June 2020, and is one of the magazine’s biggest successes of the last decade, following series such as Demon Slayer. And speaking of Demon Slayer, a PS4 game adaptation by CyberConnect2 is on the way.
The Promised Neverland features a bunch of orphans happily living in a mansion. However, it is strictly forbidden to leave the orphanage. Lastly, “adopted” kids are strangely never heard of again. Some of the orphans discover the horrifying truth behind everything, unfolding a tale of survival. With a kids vs adults feel, psychological themes, sci-fi, mystery, and horror.
A first anime series aired from January to March 2019 with 12 episodes. A new series is ongoing since January 8, 2021.
Yakusoku no Neverland has 20 volumes in total in Japan. With 26 million volumes in circulation worldwide as of December 2020. Despite its popularity, Yakusoku no Neverland is also one of the few recent Jump manga which didn’t make it into Jump Force. Which might not be a bad thing seeing how Jump Force turned out.
The Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu duo released a new oneshot in 2020, Shinrei Shashinshi Kouno Saburou, you can read it officially for free on Manga Plus.