gumi inc, who already have released a few solid games onto Android such as Brave Frontier and Wakfu Raiders, have finally announced a general release date for their upcoming Phantom of the Kill RPG for mobile devices. We originally reported on this game back in the beginning of 2015 and since our last article in October, not much has been mentioned about this game’s release until now.
UPDATE: Wednesday, May 18th – 11:39 PM, PST: A few days ago, quietly, gumi released Phantom of the Kill into the Google Play Store. We had reported recently about the game showing up sometime in May. If you haven’t downloaded it already, you can download the game for free. It is labeled as a Mature 17+ game. The game does include optional in-app purchases. If you are interested in checking this game out, the link can be found at the end of this article.
For those of you not familiar with this game, Phantom of the Kill is a 3D turn-based RPG that takes place in a dangerous fantasy world where the story revolves around a group of assassins on a quest to recover their lost memories. This game has a few notable people working on it, including Ghost in the Shell director Mamoru Oshii who was brought on for the game’s development, mainly around the opening movie as its Editorial Supervisor.
The controls for this game are supposed to be simplistic enough where you are supposed to be able to play it with one thumb, if you need to go that route of course. The overall fantasy theme for this game blends both magic and technology together, which can be a pretty entertaining theme to play with.
So far Phantom of the Kill has been in a fairly limited soft launch in a couple of regions only. If you play a lot of RPGs, turn-based or otherwise, you’ll probably see a lot of similar mechanics showing up in this game as well. Unfortunately there isn’t an exact date for the global launch of Phantom of the Kill, only that it’ll be happening next month (May 2016). We will post an update once we learn more. In the meantime, you can check out the trailer for this game below.
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