Crunchyroll announced Hime’s Quest, an 8-bit action adventure game featuring Crunchyroll mascot Hime for Game Boy Color and PC.
Hime’s Quest for Game Boy Color is available to pre-order at the Crunchyroll Store and Limited Run Games Store. Pre-orders run from November 18 to December 23 in the respective storefronts. The Crunchyroll Store versions features a Crunchyroll Orange cartridge, and the Limited Run Games Store features a Limited Run Blue cartridge. Further, the Game Boy Color version is compatible with Analogue Pocket devices.
The PC version of Hime’s Quest is free-to-play and downloadable through supported PC browsers when the game launches this December. Players have a chance to try out the new 8-bit game before November ends, however. Hime’s Quest is playable at Crunchyroll’s Anime NYC booth from November 18 to 21 at the Jacob Javotts Center in Manhattan.
“Crunchyroll wanted to capture the nostalgia of 90s pop-culture, a shared touchstone for anime fans, and we are thrilled to transport Crunchyroll-Hime to that era in an adventure developed on fan-favorite hardware from that time,” said Terry Li, Senior Vice President of Emerging Business, Crunchyroll. “Hime is our beloved princess mascot, and we are excited to see her lore expanded in ways that speak to fans’ love for anime and gaming with Hime’s Quest.”
Here’s an overview via Crunchyroll:
Take control as Crunchyroll-Hime to save the anime club from Y2K in her first-ever video game: Hime’s Quest. Set in 1999, something electric is in the air. A malevolent force has crept into New Crunchy City, wreaking havoc on its technology, and tragically destroying the Anime Club’s precious DVD/VCR combo player. Can you root out the dastardly cretin brazen enough to ruin their meeting?
Adventure through haunted forests, mirage-filled deserts and more in Crunchyroll-Hime’s largest quest yet.
Hack and slash your way through dungeons and face-off against totally buggin fiends in league with Y2K.
Kick-back with Crunchyroll-Hime’s friends in the anime club or pay a visit to spooky manga creator Junji Ito who is currently OBSESSED with spirals.
Some games let you pet the dog, this one lets you *try* to pet the cat. Can you succeed and give Crunchyroll-Hime’s best friend Yuzu a pat on the head?
PLAY IT LOUD! with a chiptune soundtrack by future (time paradox averted) award-winning 8-bit composer and musician Protodome.