Frontier Works has just opened pre-registration for its upcoming game, based on the The 8th Son? Are You Kidding Me? light novel series, which goes by the title “The 8th Son? Are You Kidding Me? ～Another Reincarnation～. The game is scheduled for a release on the Android and iOS platforms in 2020.
For the uninitiated, the light novel series is super popular in Japan where it sold over 2.5mn copies, and will be getting an anime adaptation on 2 April 2020. The synopsis as follows, courtesy of MyAnimeList:
Shingo Ichinomiya, a 25-year-old man working at a firm company, while thinking of tomorrow’s busy working day, goes to sleep. However, when he woke up, he found himself in a room unknown to him and realized that he is inside a 6-years-old body, taking over his body and mind. He soon learns from the memories of the boy that the boy was born as the youngest child of a poor noble family living in a back country. Having no administrative skill, he can’t do anything to manage the vast land his family has. Fortunately, he is blessed with a very rare talent, the talent of magic. Unfortunately, while his talent could bring prosperity to his family, in his situation it only brought disaster. This is the story of the boy, Wendelin Von Benno Baumeister, opening his own path in a harsh world.
The 8th Son? Are You Kidding Me? ～Another Reincarnation～ is being developed as a simulation RPG, and will feature an original story under the supervision of the novel’s author Y.A. Meanwhile, the light novel’s illustrator, Fuzichoco, will be handling character designs for the game, which is a definite plus.
In any case, the game is now open for pre-registration and players can sign up by following the official Twitter account. Of course, you will be granted the usual early bird rewards for doing just that, so if you are a fan of this series, be sure to go about right now. For more information, drop by the official website.