WAVE!! finally announced the launch of their long-awaited smartphone game.
What is WAVE!!
WAVE!! is a mixed media project that puts focus on surf – sport that is included for the first time as an Olympic sport at the now postponed 2020 Tokyo Olympics – through music releases, anime, radio, apps, events and other media.
This project was created by LOVE&ART (behind B-PROJECT and Hi!Superb) in partnership with Surf Magazine, NSA Surf, bayfm78 and Murasaki Sports, and counts with character designs by Yomi Sarachi (Arcana Famiglia, POSSESSION MAGENTA, Band Yarouze!, etc).
WAVE!! is, in its essence, a story about surfing and building friendships with others that share the same love for the sport. The story is set in Ibaraki Prefecture.
The cast counts with Tomoaki Maeno, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Yoshiki Nakajima, Takuya Sato, Yusuke Shirai, Shunichi Toki, Showtaro Morikubo and Jin Ogasawara.
In 2019, at WAVE!! 1st EVENT 〜 Wonderful Party〜, it was announced that the franchise was getting its own anime as well as a smartphone game.
Things changed around in 2020, with the anime being turned into 3 movies to be released in October 2020.
The long-awaited game
WAVE!!’s smartphone game, still untitled, is set to launch in Winter 2020.
At the moment there are no additional details on the game – its mechanics, if it is fully voiced, etc. -, more details on it will be certainly unveiled in the upcoming months.
On a side note: details on WAVE!!‘s movies are out.
In 2019, Namimori Boys (group comprised of the franchise’s main cast) released Ride the WAVE!!, later that year, the group performed SURFDAYS, song featured as the official supporting song for the NSA (Nippon Surfing Association).
SOURCE: WAVE official website