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Yoko Taro’s SINoALICE Will Release Globally on July 1, 2020

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    It took quite a long time, but it looks like the once widely-anticipated mobile game SINoALICE is finally coming to English-speaking shores. Publisher Nexon handed the reins back to original developer Pokelabo. In turn, Pokelabo announced a July 1st, 2020 launch date for the global edition of the game, exactly 100 days from now and nearly three years after its original Japanese launch. Nexon was originally supposed to release SINoALICE in July 2019, but suspended the launch for unspecified reasons. The game remained in limbo for months, leading many fans to assume it had been quietly abandoned. That is, until today.

    SINoALICE is a turn-based mobile fantasy RPG, and achieved notoriety because NieR and Drakengard creator Yoko Taro served as the game’s creative director. Players control distorted interpretations of various fairy tale characters as they explore called “The Library”. Each character journeys and battles to fulfill their wish: To revive their “Author”. Playable characters include versions of Alice (from Alice Through The Looking Glass), Cinderella, and Snow White.

    Check out a new introduction trailer for SINoALICE below:

    And here’s an overview trailer:

     

    With SINoALICE releasing days from today, Pokelabo will hold a global social media event with a 100-day countdown. In addition to the SINoALICE global Facebook page, you can check it out at the new Instagram and Twitter account for the global version.

    SINoALICE Global 100 Days Social Media Countdown

    There are two missions for the campaign, the first is to reach 30,000 or more social media interactions. This gets players 100,000 Gold on release. With 50,000 interactions it bumps up to 150,000 Gold and an unlock for Mission 3.

    Furthermore, Pokelabo announced a 2-part collaboration event with NieR: Automata and NieR: RepliCant. Check out a video below:

    In the NieR: Automata event, players will fight alongside characters from NieR: Automata. It will feature a special scenario written by Yoko Taro. As for the NieR RepliCant event, it will feature RepliCant characters and story written by a scenario team spearheaded by Yoko Taro.

    SINoALICE will launch globally for iOS and Android on July 1, 2020.

    Josh Tolentino
    Josh Tolentino helped run Japanator as Managing Editor since 2012, before it and Siliconera teamed up. That said, it's been years since he watched enough anime to keep his otaku license valid. Maybe one day he'll see enough of a given season to pretend to know what's hot. Until then, it's Star Trek reruns, gacha games, and bylines at Destructoid and GameCritics.

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