A new illustration has been released to promote a limited-time event in the mobile puzzle game Cardcaptor Sakura: Repaint Record. The event will take place between April 15 and April 28, 2022.
For those of you who may have missed this intriguing news, our favorite card capturing magical girl, Sakura Kinomoto, got her own puzzle game for smartphones. The game by Bushiroad features an original story set in the Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Cards story arc universe.
Sakura is a character and heroine of CLAMP’s manga and anime series Cardcaptor Sakura. At the beginning of the series during the Clow Card Arc and Sakura Card Arc, she’s a ten-year-old girl living in Tomoeda, Japan, and attending Tomoeda Elementary School. She is a freshman attending Tomoeda Junior High School during the Clear Card Arc.
Sakura’s best friend, Tomoyo Daidouji, is a fashion designer in her spare time and when she discovered Sakura’s ‘superhero identity’ as a Cardcaptor she decides that Sakura needs special hero costumes to fight in. Tomoyo also accompanies Sakura during her captures and films the events.
Cardcaptor Sakura fans no longer need to be jealous of Tomoyo
Now, not only Tomoyo will be able to dress Sakura in new magical girl costumes, but players also will be able to unlock new beautiful outfits for Sakura to wear by completing the puzzles. Fans are hoping that even more costume designs will be released during the special event. With CLAMP’s obvious love for fashion, I wouldn’t be surprised.
Sakura wears a different costume during each card capture battle, which means she has more than 40 costumes!
The game will be free-to-play with in-game purchases, such as upgrades and time savers like time/gem destroyers. Get ready to shout, “Money Gouge Card, release!”Repaint Record’s gameplay is similar to puzzle games like Bejeweled or Candy Crush Saga – where players line up matching colors together. Repaint Record sets itself apart from other mobile games by featuring stunning 3D animations at the top of the screen.
The game developer, Bushiroad, was obviously inspired by Candy Crush Saga’s success as a mobile puzzle game that has attracted millions of players these past 8 years. According to the Entertainment Software Association, 60% of video game play among adult gamers is on mobile games.
A second teaser trailer for the mobile game has been released by Bushiroad as seen below:
A nostalgic mobile game for millennial otaku
76% of female millennial gamers play casual games such as mobile puzzles. Cardcaptor Sakura: Repaint Record could be aiming for this target market due to the nostalgia Cardcaptor Sakura has for female millennial otaku.
Feeling up for a nostalgia trip? Cardcaptor Sakura is currently streaming on Netflix. Fans of Cardcaptor Sakura will be keeping their fingers crossed that they’ll get a console game featuring Sakura and the Clow Cards, like My Hero One’s Justice or Fairy Tail’s game in the future.