Akatsuki and Too Kyo Games Team Up to Collaborate on ‘Tribe Nine’


Akatsuki and Too Kyo Games will team up for a new collaborative IP titled “Tribe Nine.” A teaser website is set to launch on February 20, 2020 and will feature a concept video and more details about this new project. [Thanks, Famitsu!]

Famitsu will also do a feature interview with Akatsuki’s Shuuhei Yamaguchi and Tookyo’s Kazutaka Kodaka. In the interview, Yamaguchi and Kodaka will give more details about Tribe Nine’s concept and the development of the project. The interview will be released on February 20th at 10am JST on the Famitsu App.

Too Kyo Games is a Tokyo-based studio founded in 2017 by Kotaro Uchikoshi, director and writer for999 and Virtue’s Last Reward, and Kazutaka Kodaka of Danganronpa fame. In 2019, they announced their new game Death March Club, which is set to come to Windows PC in 2020.  Additionally, their FMV adventure game Death Come True is set to release in June 2020 for Android, iOS, Windows, Nintendo Switch, and the PlayStation 4.

On the other hand, Akatsuki is a smartphone game producer for both Android and iOS. Over the past few years, Akatsuki has partnered with Square Enix (Romancing SaGa Re; universe), Kadokawa (Hachigatsu no Cinderella Nine), and currently produce Jazz-On, a mobile game centered around two battling Jazz clubs at a high school in Yokohama.

Currently, there is no information about which platforms Tribe Nine will be released on. However, Akatsuki primarily produces mobile games, so this might be a joint project that could potentially see a release on a mobile platform.

Mercedez Clewis
Mercedez is a Japanese to English translator and a glasses-wearing, cardigan-loving gamer with a passion for visual novels, Etrian Odyssey, and peaches. She'll be covering Japanese gaming news on the reg.