There have been loads of games released over the past year inspired by classic or newly-released anime series.

Properties like Yu-Gi-Oh! and Bleach also have new tie-in titles due this year, so it's easy to see why gamers who love Japanese animation are so excited about phones, tablets, and other mobile devices.

This year we'll hopefully see anime-inspired games released globally rather than just in Japan. There's a huge global audience for Anime-related games, and it's getting bigger every day. Sadly though the spread of these games outside of the East doesn't look like it's going to gain pace.

Square Enix is releasing the company's classic role-playing game Romancing SaGa 2 for smartphones as well as PS Vita, but it hasn't revealed whether it'll be available for global audiences just yet.

Similarly, Digimon Linkz is an upcoming title by Bandai Namco centered around one of the most popular "monster-collecting" properties out there, and there's no word on localisation just yet.

However, there are Digimon and Square Enix titles that are coming out throughout the year, and it's highly likely we'll see them released globally.

Others like The Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls Starlight Stage, an idol-based music and rhythm game, will hopefully catch on as well.

2016 could finally be the year whern we see a huge influx of mobile Anime games in the West, and hopefully the titles that are already being localised are just the tip of the iceberg.

There's a lot of guess work there, but we saw more and more excellent releases in 2015, and expecting more in the coming 12 months isn't too much of a leap. Especially with hot properties like Pokémon joining the fold.
It'll be an interesting year indeed, hopefully filled with fantastic new translated anime titles for the otaku out there.

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