Until Nier Automata, Yoko Taro’s games were not terribly successful. While working on Automata, Square Enix also had Taro making a mobile title called Sinoalice released in 2017 to generate revenue. The game takes characters from multiple fairy tales and assigns them core traits that define their personalities. Alice from Alice in Wonderland represents Restriction, while Pinocchio represents Dependence. Basically, it’s a Yoko Taro game, and also features guest characters from his other games.
After a year and some change in Japan, the title is moving to Asia and also getting a western release, according to a financial report from mobile phone company GREE, which is bringing the games over. There has been no date given for their release, but it is expected to happen by the end of next quarter.
Taro himself has frequently been brought out to help market the title. When Square Enix did a blowout for all the characters and asked staff to comment on each one, Yoko Taro copy-pasted the same response of “What a cute design! I bet she’ll sell well” on each character. In other Yoko Taro news, the character 2B was announced to be joining Soulcalibur VI over the weekend.