It’s just not enough to have an entire library of anime. Now, Crunchyroll is giving us games too.
In a move that feels pretty natural for streaming services nowadays, Crunchyroll Game Vault, a digital gaming perk for subscribers, is officially available. While it’s still in its infancy, the service is offering five mobile games for free to Premium members.
Crunchyroll, for those who don’t know, is a streaming platform that offers an absolute ton of anime for viewing. Owned by Sony, it recently started (crunchy) rolling the now Sony-owned Funimation into its fold as well, adding even more content in the acquisition.
Anime isn’t the only thing that Crunchyroll offers though. Subscribers have a pretty vast library of digital manga that they can read, translated for your viewing pleasure.
Crunchyroll Game Vault is a natural next step. Since Netflix, their competitor in the streaming wars, offers games for Netflix subscribers, it was only a matter of time before Crunchyroll followed suit.
Crunchyroll Game Vault offers five mobile games to play, entirely free for people subscribed to Crunchyroll Premium:
Captain Velvet Meteor: The Jump+ Dimensions
River City Girls
Behind the Frame: The Finest Scenery
Captain Velvet Meteor: The Jump+ Dimensions is a cute turn-based tactics game that’d scratch that Fire Emblem or Advance Wars itch you have when you’re on the go.
River City Girls is a spinoff of the Kunio-kun franchise. If you are old enough to remember River City Ransom, it’s the same universe. This time, you play Misako and Kyoko, the girlfriends of the series’ usual protagonists.
Wolfstride is a hilarious black-and-white visual novel RPG with great pixel art. Take on the role of three scoundrels just looking to survive and getting involved in a mecha tournament.
Behind the Frame: The Finest Scenery is a beautiful cozy puzzle game that looks right out of a Studio Ghibli film. Take on the role of an artist trying to finish up some art while also recalling memories of the past.
Inbento is a cute game about parenthood where you prepare bento boxes for lunch. Make the boxes full and solve the tricky pattern-matching puzzles. Oh, and you play as a cat.
All five games in the Crunchyroll Game Vault are for Android devices, with iOS coming soon. If you’re a Crunchyroll Mega Fan or Ultimate Fan, this is automatically included in your subscription now.
It’s likely that more games will come to the Game Vault in the future. But, for now, these five give a solid array of different experiences to hold you over.