Japanese Cat Smartphone Game Phenomenon “Neko Atsume” Now Available in English

You’ve seen it all over Twitter. You’ve seen it all over Pixiv. Now, you can see Neko Atsume: Kitty Collector on English Android and iTune stores, and, if you’re interested, on your smartphone. The game, which was downloaded on 5.5 million times between last October’s Japanese launch and this summer, involves putting snacks and playthings in your virtual yard, then watching stray cats come to visit!


It’s described

Attract cats with food and then watch them romp with your toys! More than 40 varieties of cats—white and black, tabby and calico—might stop by. Rare cats are rumored to roam the neighborhood too, but you’ll need particular items to entice those elusive felines. Each visitor is logged in your Catbook. Become a master kitty collector and fill it up!

You can even make albums of your cat photos, or save them to your device and use them as wallpaper!”


You can check out The Verge for a conversation Hit-Point about localizing the game in time for its post-International Cat Day launch.




Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain’t It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.