Today, during a panel at Anime Expo 2018 in Los Angeles, Bandai Namco announced that Tokyo Ghoul:re CALL to EXIST is coming to North America and Europe.
The game will actually be released in the west on an additional platform compared to the previously-announced Japanese release. While in Japan it will launch only for PS4, the west will get it on Steam as well. The Japanese release is scheduled for this winter.
The game is a survival-action title in third-person perspective with a multiplayer focus. Players can choose to be ghouls or investigators and can compete in team-based battles online. Attacks from the anime will be included in the game in order to allow players to relive iconic scenes they have seen in the series.
At the moment not much is known about the game, but the first screenshots have been released a few weeks ago, alongside the key artwork.
If you’re not familiar with Tokyo Ghoul, it’s a dark fantasy manga by Sui Ishida, serialized on Shueisha’s Seinen Manga since 2011. It gave birth to multiple anime series, latest of which (titled Tokyo Ghoul:re) aired this year. Incidentally, given the title of the game, it’s probably specifically tied to this anime series.
[On location guest reporting: Rachel Merlin]