What’s a extra overwhelming foe than a race of immortal, iron-covered, zombie cannibals? Well, it’s an end-of-service announcement. The Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress -Revolt-, a cellular recreation follow-up to the anime collection of the identical identify, operations might be shutting down on February 18, 2021. According to an announcement relayed by way of the official Twitter account, purchases of premium forex has been halted as of January 19, 2021. Players are free to proceed taking part in the recreation and spending any accrued or bought forex till the shut of service, after which refunds might be issued for any unspent purchases [Thanks, Ryokutya].

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress is an anime collection developed by WIT Studio (which additionally produced the first three seasons of Attack on Titan) that broadcast in 2016. In it, the island nation of Hinomoto has been overrun by the Kabane, a race of zombie-like creatures. Kabane can infect residing people by biting them, after which the sufferer will develop a sturdy steel casing over their coronary heart, in addition to develop a starvation for flesh. The survivors of humanity cluster in giant cities constructed round railway stations. Running alongside the rails between them are the Hayajiro (“Speeding Castles”), large armored trains that ferry folks and provides between stations. At the outset of the collection, one station is overrun by Kabane, and a younger man named Ikoma is bitten. However, he’s ready to cease the an infection earlier than it reaches his mind and turns into a Kabaneri, a creature that shares some of the Kabane’s superhuman energy and agility, however retains their human intelligence. He joins the crew of the Hayajiro Kotetsujou (the titular “Iron Fortress”) to search security and take the battle to the Kabane.

The Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Revolt– recreation was initially introduced as a browse-based title, however launched in 2018 as a smartphone recreation in Japan. It takes place two years after the anime collection and stars a brand new solid led by the newly minted Kabaneri Kaname. It takes place in a turn-based RPG format, and features a gacha system to purchase new characters starting from game-original creations to previous favorites like Ikoma and Mumei, the stars of the anime collection. The story is penned by Junpei Kasaoka, who was credited with engaged on the anime.

Check out the recreation’s intro, animated by WIT Studio and that includes music from composer Hiroyuki Sawano (who composed the Kill la Kill soundtrack, amongst different works):

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress -Revolt- might be obtainable on the Japanese iOS and Android app shops till February 18, 2021. At this level, a global launch appears unlikely, however the anime and its characteristic movie could be streamed by way of companies equivalent to Crunchyroll, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.