Crunchyroll is getting into gaming. On Tuesday, the anime streaming service launched Crunchyroll Game Vault, a destination for mobile games, for both its Mega and Ultimate Fan subscribers.
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The company said the Game Vault is now available for Android users and will be available on iOS “very soon.” The Game Vault launched with five titles — Captain Velvet: The Jump+ Dimensions, River City Girls, Wolfstride, Behind the Frame: The Finest Scenery, and Inbento — and won’t have in-app purchases. The games will also be “free,” although you’d already be paying either $10 or $15 for a Crunchyroll subscription.
The Verge noted that Crunchyroll’s gaming offering looks to be more focused on “premium mobile games specifically for fans of anime and anime-inspired entertainment.”
That feels like a no-brainer considering folks in those subscription tiers are already shelling out good money for an anime service. It also feels like a natural choice, considering streamers like Netflix are already experimenting with gaming.
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