Crunchyroll Announces Hime's Quest For Game Boy Color

Nov 19, 2022 · 12


It is currently the year 2022 and anime streaming service Crunchyroll has just announced a new game featuring their mascot, Hime, which will be available for the Game Boy Color. Thanks to Limited Run Games, physical Game Boy Color cartridges of Hime's Quest will be available through the Crunchyroll Store from November 18th through December 23rd for $44.99. With tongue firmly planted in cheek, Crunchyroll is advertising Hime's Quest as a long-lost game from the far-away year of 1999.

Hime's Quest is an 8-bit action-adventure game that appears to play similarly to the original Legend of Zelda and Crystalis. Players will help Hime on her quest to stop the dreaded Y2K virus with the help of her friends in the anime club. Featuring a special guest appearance by famed manga creator, Junji Ito, who is currently obsessed with spirits for some unknown reason.

Crunchyroll Senior Vice President of Emerging Business, Terry Li, says that the company is excited for players to experience the lore of their Princess mascot, Hime, through a video game that also ties into a shared love of anime. According to Terry Li, 90s nostalgia is a touchstone for anime fans which is why Hime's Quest was developed to be retro in look, feel, and sound. Himue's Quest will feature a complete soundtrack by award-winning 8-bit composer and musician Protodome.

Gamers that want to play Himue's Quest but do not have a working Game Boy Color on hand, which is a likely scenario, can play in their PC browser window. The PC version will be free-to-play and supports most browsers, but a definitive list was not provided by Crunchyroll.

Crunchyroll Announces Hime's Quest For Game Boy Color

The Game Boy Color, named as such because it displayed colors instead of the monochrome original Game Boy, was released in Japan in 1998 and 1999 in North America. Both the original Game Boy and Game Boy Color combined to sell over 118 million units worldwide. Pokemon Gold and Silver are the best-selling games of all time for the Game Boy Color, which despite its short run, had a great library of games.

Crunchyroll Announces Hime's Quest For Game Boy Color

While it seems odd to release a Game Boy Color game 19 years after the console was discontinued, Crunchyroll is specifically tapping into that late 90s moment in time when Nintendo's handheld was ubiquitous on playgrounds around the world. Hime's Quest is slated for release in December on Game Boy Color and PC browsers.

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