A few weeks ago, the global version of The Seven Deadly Sins: Grand Cross was released. With only half the content of the Japanese version, the 6 available chapters (5 at launch) cover the first season of the anime and the first episodes of the sequel, from the introduction of Elizabeth and the Seven Deadly Sins to the shocking revelation of Gowther's influence over Guila.
If we look at the numbers, Grand Cross is definitely one of the most downloaded mobile games right now. It’s fun, addictive, and it has gorgeous graphics and animation… exactly what the third season of Nanatsu no Taizai is lacking!
Awesome Graphics For a Mobile Game
Not all mobile devices can run the game in full graphics, and some phones can’t even run the game at all. One of the reasons is that Grand Cross is full of cinematic segments, before and after story quests. Some scenes explain why you need to do something, and some other scenes explain the aftermath of what you just did. The best part is that the game follows to the T the story of the anime, with the same voice actors delivering the exact same lines.
To be honest with you, having watched the anime allows you to skip these scenes and make better use of your time... especially if you want to be the very best of the server and farm like there's no tomorrow; but if you're new to Nanatsu no Taizai, this is a perfect opportunity to enjoy the adventures of Meliodas and his friends, maybe resorting to the manga or anime once you finish the 6 available chapters if the itch is too strong.
Looking Forward to the Third Season of the Anime, but in Video Game Format
The JP/KR version is already covering the second season of the anime, introducing the Ten Commandments and Meliodas' demon form, for example. However, we can't but go a step further, imagining how Grand Cross could adapt the third season of the anime.
Going from A-1 Pictures to DEEN, but later outsourced to the lesser-known Marvey Jack, the third season of The Seven Deadly Sins feels so rushed it hurts. Even the most hardcore fans are still talking about how bad some scenes look, and why we need a big studio to actually rework on it. But what about a playable version, with the same quality Grand Cross is showing right now?
This is a game that very well could pass as a Switch release, at least when you play it on PC using an Android emulator. We know the first season is perfectly adapted because we're playing it; we know the second season looks awesome because it's already available in Asia... and that's why we're so looking forward to the third season!
It will take some time, of course, but the closing to the Ten Commandments saga will come to Grand Cross at some point! In the meantime, we'll be awakening our units and farming 24/7 to stand a chance against Zeldris and the other demons.
While some console games are having trouble to be as interesting as the anime they’re based on, The Seven Deadly SIns: Grand Cross brings more and more new players each day. That’s why we think it could be a solution to the problems of the anime, not only doing a better job in adapting the third season but also introducing more original characters—we already got a few of them—to extend the rich universe of Nanatsu no Taizai.
It’s a great game for F2P people! If you want to experience it first-hand, download The Seven Deadly SIns: Grand Cross right now, available for Android and iOS devices.