Knives Out – NetEase hires mastermind behind Battle Royale movies as head consultant

Knives Out is apparently quite a popular mobile battle royale game in Japan, as the local branch of NetEase recently hired Kenta Fukasaku as the game’s head consultant. If you did not know, Kenta Fukasaku is the writer of cult Japanese film Battle Royale (2000) which his father directed. He proceeded to write the screenplay of the sequel, Battle Royale II: Requiem (2003) and took over as director after his father passed away during filming.

Kenta Fukasaku’s role is to help build the world view of Knives Out, pretty much like a background story and lore. He is also working with the development team in China on Knives Out’s upcoming content expansion, Final Battle of Tokyo (东京决战). Up till now, NetEase has produced a comic series for Knives Out, a variety show and several esports contests in Asia. Looks like NetEase is not rattled by the recent lawsuit filed by PUBG Corp.