The official website for the Prince of Tennis II anime announced the series would be getting a Nintendo Switch game soon. Although it was hinted at months ago, Bushiroad had yet to give eager fans a name for the upcoming game. As of now, The New Prince of Tennis: Let’s Go!! Daily Life will take place after the original series. The company behind it all, Bushiroad, will also release a console version of the game at an undisclosed date in the fall.
The game itself is described as a “documentary adventure game.” It will tell a brand new origin story featuring voices and dialogue from all 62 anime characters. The trailer shows that the game will follow a new group of boys competing in the Sportsman Hunting Deluxe. Despite the name of the tournament, it is essential for a team-based competition. There will be different “pair” endings between characters. However, it is unknown how many total endings there will be.
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The previous Prince of Tennis II game was a smartphone rhythm action game launched in 2017. The game featured dozens of character songs, including the theme song for the current anime season at the time. As of now, there is an English version of the game available for Android and iOS devices.
The original Prince of Tennis manga follows a middle school tennis player named Ryoma Echizen. From there, Ryoma must battle rivals and friends to reach the national tennis tournament. The author, Takeshi Konomi, serialized the manga in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump from 1999 to 2008. From there, the manga-inspired an anime series that ran from 2001 to 2005, two featured films, various anime projects, a live-action television series, and stage musicals.
The Prince of Tennis II anime series will premiere this year. It will be the first television series in the franchise in about a decade.
As of now, the Prince of Tennis II Nintendo Switch game will be available in Fall 2022. There is no news yet regarding localization.