Goddess of Victory: Nikke exceeds 25m downloads previous to PC port | Pocket Gamer.biz

Nikke – the favored however controversial cellular rail-shooter – will likely be making the soar to PC, in addition to seeing its first collaboration with widespread anime and manga sequence Chainsaw Man.

The sport was first launched again in November 2022 and was immediately notable for its greater than traditional stage of “fanservice” – the inclusion of titillating content material – in a cellular recreation. Usually seen extra typically in magazines and anime sequence, it prompted a flood of curiosity each crucial and constructive within the recreation. This doubtful tactic appears to have paid off nonetheless, as whereas the sport has not been a mega-hit, it’s seen greater than respectable ranges of success.

After this success on cellular, Goddess of Victory: Nikke is now additionally seeing its official launch on PC, with full cross-play assist in addition. With the sport presently solely obtainable by means of the official web site, and never on main distribution channels similar to Steam, Epic Video games or GOG. That is accompanied by its first model collaboration with widespread sequence Chainsaw Man and the announcement that the sport had exceeded 25m downloads.

To cross or to not cross

The inclusion of cross-play into the PC model signifies that Nikke is searching for to seize a cross-platform viewers. Whereas many could consider PC, console and cellular avid gamers as completely separate demographics the fact is that they’ve large quantities of crossover with gamers on one platform typically spending time on one other relying on the circumstances.

Whatever the nature of the content material included within the recreation, plainly this has not been a barrier to its success. Titillating content material is just not unusual in gacha video games, consider all of the unique swimsuit outfits, however Nikke is being much more open and sincere about its inclusion. It could nonetheless show to be an impediment nonetheless, particularly to the sport’s inclusion on extra mainstream distribution platforms.

Prefer it or not, Goddess of Victory: Nikke has managed a powerful stage of success since launch. With the port to PC it could be that we’ll see cross-platform and cross-progression stay an more and more necessary component of cellular titles.