The November issue of Shogakukan‘s Coro Coro Comics announced on Friday that FuRyu is develoning a Nintendo 3DS game based on the Doraemon franchise‘s 38th film, Eiga Doraemon: Nobita no Takarajima (Doraemon the Movie: Nobita’s Treasure Island). The game will ship in Japan on March 1, 2018. Like the corresponding film, Game Doraemon: Nobita no Takarajima will feature treasure-hunting adventures with Nobita and his friends.
The magazine also announced that the film will premiere theatrically on March 3.
In the film’s story, Doraemon, Nobita, Shizuka, Gian, and Suneo set out on an adventure in the Caribbean Sea. Nobita is the captain of a ship and fights his enemies on board. Shizuka gets kidnapped, and a storm impedes their journey. Mini-Dora robots help Nobita and friends on their journey. When the adventurers finally find the mysterious Treasure Island, they discover it is more than just an ordinary island.
Kazuaki Imai, an episode director on the Doraemon television anime, is directing the project as his first Doraemon franchise film. Novelist Genki Kawamura (your name., The Boy and The Beast producer) is penning the script.
Eiga Doraemon: Nobita no Nankyoku Kachi Kochi Daib?ken (Doraemon the Movie: Nobita’s Great Adventure in the Antarctic Kachi Kochi), the 37th anime film in the Doraemon franchise, has earned more than 4.14 billion yen (about US$38.2 million). The film is the highest-grossing anime in the current 12-installment Doraemon film series that began with the 2006 film Doraemon: Nobita No Kyoryu. The 2017 film opened in Japan on March 4.