Crunchyroll has announced, starting June 6, that it will be co-publishing Grand Summoners, a tap-battle gacha RPG. Starting that same day, Grand Summoners will host a crossover event with popular 2018 anime Goblin Slayer, adding characters from the anime to the game.
“Crunchyroll has been an essential partner of GoodSmile Company and NextNinja in creating a worldwide audience for Grand Summoners since early 2018, Grand Summoners producer Masayuki Yamagishi said in a press release. “Crunchyroll has a unique, deep understanding and respect for Japanese anime and games. Their commitment to understanding the joys and challenges of Grand Summoners often far exceeds our expectations–and is the foundation for our partnership.”
The Goblin Slayer crossover event begins June 6 and continues until July 31. During the limited-time event, you’ll be able to unlock and play with three major characters from Goblin Slayer–the titular hero, High Elf Archer, and Priestess–in raids and in-game battles. This crossover follows on the heels of several popular anime-themed events within Grand Summoners, including That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Golden Kamuy, and Kill la Kill.
After launching to controversy, Goblin Slayer went on to become one of the most popular Fall 2018 anime series. The series follows a group of adventures, each named for the party role they embody, who journey through a fantasy world. The show focuses on Goblin Slayer, a mysterious masked knight who only ever hunts goblins and refuses to aid in other tasks. After saving an inexperienced adventurer named Priestess, Goblin Slayer finds a companion who supports him on his quest and also helps him open up more to others.
If you’re looking to catch up on the anime before the crossover event, you can find the original Japanese version on Crunchyroll and the English dub on Funimation. A new Goblin Slayer OVA is set to release in Japanese theaters in 2020, and will supposedly come to the west at some point.