If anime-as-heck-looking real-time-strategy games made by some of the best in the Japanese games biz tickle your fancy, then you'll be pleased to hear that Sega's upcoming RTS Revolve8 finally has a release date - February 5th, to be exact.

Well, no. To be exact, the game is soft-launching in Australia, New Zealand, and all the other usual suspects on January 17th. Then it's launching in Japan on January 22nd. Then it's launching worldwide on February 5th, presumably with all the kinks worked out.

If you have no idea what Revolve8 is, allow me to explain - characters from fairytales and folk-lore have been reimagined in over-the-top, anime ways, and they have to battle each other to destroy towers in 3 minutes and under. Yes, it's a bit like Clash Royale.

But don't despair just yet, because there's some serious talent working on it. Jet Set Radio director Masayoshi Kikuchi is acting as Senior Producer, and long-time Castlevania producer Koji Igarashi is the character designer. That's some pretty serious street cred!

Anyone who knows me knows I love a good bit of anime nonsense at every hour of the day, so seeing Red Riding Hood as a, quote, "fashion and social media fanatic" sounds entirely up my street. Because that just sounds ridiculously stupid.

Either way, you can pre-register for Revolve8 on iOS at Sega's official website, or on Android through Google Play. Pre-registered players will, as usual, get a bunch of perks when the game launches just for signing up, so if you're interested, might as well go check it out now.

What say you, dear reader? Excited to fill your boots with anime versions of classic European folklore heroes? Wish that anime would fall of the end of the Earth and leave you alone already? Let us know in the comments.