Today Bandai Namco announced the western release of another of its mobile games, Saint Seiya: Shining Soldiers.
The game is based on the popular manga and anime franchise by Masami Kurumada serialized on Weekly Shounen Jump between 1986 and 1990.
It was made popular in the west by the anime series that was aired on TV in many European and Latin American countries especially in the nineties. Like with Captain Tsubasa, North America got it much later, so it enjoys less of a legendary status there.
Here’s how Bandai Namco describes the game:
The quintessential Saint Seiya experience, brought to you with the highest quality in smartphone gaming history!
Become the most powerful warrior in Saint Seiya Shining Soldiers!
Heated battles against worldwide users!
Saint Seiya Shining Soldiers uses a 1 on 1 command-based battle system. Dive into deep strategic combat with various characters’ affinities and skills!
Deal massive damage by building up Cosmo and unleashing Seventh Sense Arts, complete with flashy visuals worthy of Saint Seiya!
Battle against users all over the world in the first global PvP Saint Seiya game. Contend for the title of world’s strongest warrior!
Classic scenes re-imagined!
Experience the Saint Seiya world with “Cosmo Chronicle Episode” Mode and take on any chapters you want. Scenario segments feature conversations between characters and famous scenes from the anime!
Enter the soundscape of Saint Seiya with voiced battle lines and famous BGM tracks like “Pegasus Fantasy.”
Beloved characters brought to life in stunning 3D Models!
See your favorite characters in high quality 3D models, far superior to existing smartphone graphics!
In particular, the iconic Saint Seiya Cloths are rendered with dazzling metallic shine.
Bandai Namco has been pushing a lot of mobile games to the western market lately, and it’ll be interesting to see whether this one will be successful.