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Published on January 17th, 2013 | by cinderboy


Naruto Online – Tencent Games strikes deal with Shueisha

Tencent Games, the biggest online gaming company in China, has announced a ground-breaking deal with Japanese manga publisher Shueisha and games developer Namco Bandai for the rights of developing Naruto into a full-fledged browser MMORPG. Yes, the game is a web one, but a “full MMORPG experience” was promised.

1 of Tencent’s many development teams, More Fun Studio, will be developing the game together with Namco Bandai and another Japanese developer, CyberConnect2.

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In an effort to boost the company’s new manga department, Tencent also signed the official manga distribution rights in China for 11 titles under Shueisha, including Gintama, Katekyō Hitman Reborn!, The Prince of Tennis, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Dragonball, One Piece and of course, Naruto. It is certainly a rare deal, given that companies in China have been illegal using images from manga as promotional materials all these years.

Tencent and Shueisha signing ceremony Tencent and Shueisha signing ceremony

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January 17, 2013 9:50 PM

I really hope they’ll don’t make an point’n click mmo !!!

dbz online = mess
saint seya online = mess
digimon online = mess

naruto online = (mess?)

March 29, 2013 6:08 AM

eh dude dragonball online ? its not a point’n click

January 18, 2013 12:18 AM

I DESPISE filthy namco in any and all incarnations. Horrible excuse for a company.
Guess we’ll see if this ends up a big stinking pile of it…

January 18, 2013 1:42 AM

Hopefully this will better than Pockie Ninja and it’s sequel.

May 22, 2015 3:43 AM

It’s May 2015 and I haven’t seen anything else about this game. Did they make a crap game or it hasn’t come out yet?

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