Mana Project Studio and Don't Panic Games announced that they are working on a role game with official license based on the Cowboy Bebop multimedia franchise. The game will be designed by the Italian team Fone, who previously worked on the renowned game not the end. A fundraising campaign in Kickstarter will start in 2022 for the production of the game, which aims to be ready at the end of 2022 in English, French and Italian.
"As a pioneer of Japanese animation in Europe and as a role player since my childhood, I have always dreamed of living adventures in the universes of famous animes. We are delighted that Sunrise, with whom we have worked for many years, has entrusted us with the realization of this first experience, "said Cedric Littardi, founder of Don't Panic Games.
"Cowboy Bebop is part of the animes that make up our cultural baggage. As anime fanatics, we are delighted to be able to work on this project, a unique opportunity to design both Cowboy Bebop themes as their strong visual identity. Our goal is to share our passion for this franchise with you with this game, "said Michele Paroli, founder and main designer of Mana Project Studio.
Originally issued in 1998, Cowboy Bebop is one of the most popular anime series of all time. The anime was almost universally praised during its launch, partly due to an impressive soundtrack inspired by jazz and composed by Yoko Kanno. In recent months, Cowboy Bebop has experienced a resurgence in pop culture, due to the next Live-Action adaptation that will be issued in Netflix at the end of this year.
Synopsis of Cowboy Bebop
In 2071, humanity has colonized several of the planets and moons of the Solar System leaving behind the now uninhabitable surface of the planet Earth. The Intersolar System Police attempts to maintain peace in the galaxy, helped in part by hunters out of law, known as "cowboys". The heterogeneous equipment aboard the Babop Spaceship are two of those individuals.
The peaceful and carefree Spike Spiegel is balanced with his bustling and pragmatic companion Jet Black while the couple earns the life chasing rolling and collecting rewards. Diverted by the addition of new members who know on their trips: EIN, a highly intelligent and genetically modified Welsh Corgi; The Femme-Fatale Faye Valentine, an enigmatic jacket with memory loss; And the strange child genius of computers Edward Wong: The team embarks on exciting adventures that unravel the dark and mysterious past of each member little by little.
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