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"Tokyo Ghoul" video game to come on PS Vita; April Fool's Prank by manga creator affects launching confirmation?

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January 21
8:43 AM 2015

"Tokyo Ghoul" game is coming to PS Vita courtesy of Bandai Namco Games, as announced in Young Jump.

The announcement for the "Tokyo Ghoul" for PS Vita game has been made at the eighth issue of Shueisha's Young Jump magazine on Thursday, reports Anime News Network. According to the article, the game has been green lit for a Japanese release. The game, which will be based from Sui Ishida's manga, will be entitled "Tokyo Ghoul Masquerader."

Bandai Namco Games will be developing the game and currently categorized as Adventure RPG.

No information about the release date and the price of the game has been released yet.  

According to My Anime List, the anime is considered as suspense horror/dark fantasy where "ghouls" haunt the city and devour humans. The site says, "People are gripped by the fear of these ghouls whose identities are masked in mystery. An ordinary college student named Kaneki encounters Rize, a girl who is an avid reader like him, at the café he frequents. Little does he realize that his fate will change overnight."

There is no information on whether new characters will be introduced in the upcoming game. Announcement through the magazine makes the game development official, but Good E-Reader notes a different incident last year. "Last year, Ishida had posted a teaser video game storyboard for April Fool's Day," mentions the site.

An English version of the game may take a while to follow, if at all.

Aside from a PS Vita game, "Tokyo Ghoul" fans will also be treated to a smartphone game which will be available this year.

Currently, the second season of "Tokyo Ghoul" anime is being aired by Tokyo MX, with Funimation streaming at the same time the anime is aired. The second season is known as "Tokyo Ghoul √A" or "Tokyo Ghoul: Root A," as KpopStarz reports.  

"Tokyo Ghoul: Root A" is animated by Pierrot, the same group that animated other hit series such as "Legend of Korra," "Naruto," and "Naruto Shippuden." 

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