The social gaming industry in Japan continues to mature, and the new title Tokyo-based Pokelabo announced must be seen as another step in the right direction: instead of creating yet another social RPG or card battler, the company decided to go for the action genre this time.
Details are scarce at this point, but “Cross Counter” is being marketed as a real-time, multi-player robot action game with some pretty nice-looking 3D graphics. Players will be able to play in teams (3 vs. 3), but there will also be a mission system in the title.
I was hoping that Sega will turn Border Break into an action game for mobiles, but unfortunately, that company went for a card battler instead.
Pokelabo, which was acquired by GREE last fall, will roll out Cross Counter for iOS and Android as native apps. There is no fixed release date yet, but Japanese players can already pre-register.
Cross Counter was co-developed with Korean game maker Company 100.
Here are some screenshots and a first trailer: