Aggretsuko is becoming a mobile game, which is certainly going to give Retsuko something else to scream about.
Did you know Aggretsuko was initially just a mascot for a Japanese fashion company? It then got a few animated shorts that caught the eye of Netflix who then paid for a full-fledged anime. The rest, as they say, is history.
Only it’s not history, because Season 3 of Aggretsuko is coming. And not only that, we’re also getting a mobile game based on the show.
It’s called Aggretsuko: The Short Timer Strikes Back, with “Short Timer” referring to Retsuko, the death metal singing 25-year-old red panda that blows off steam from he dreary office slave life by screaming into a microphone at a late-night karaoke bar.
The game is basically just a match-3 puzzler with Aggretsuko icons. Match three of the same icon, clear the board, move on to the next one. There’s 100 episodes to complete which all feature scenes from the animated series, and there’s a bit of office building and collecting to boot.
You also unlock various characters from Aggretsuko to give you special power-ups that will help with clearing the board. Certain characters are better than others for certain levels, so there’s at least a tiny bit of strategy involved.
Aggretsuko: The Short Timer Strikes Back releases on July 28, but you can re-register now on iOS or Android. Do that and you’ll unlock Fenneko as a free incentive. The game is free-to-play with the usual assortment of in-game purchases.