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Seven Knights Revolution: Successor of Heroes – New anime series based on popular mobile IP announced

Earlier today, the first anime series based on Netmarble’s Seven Knights IP was announced. Roughly translated to Seven Knights Revolution: Successor of Heroes, the anime is co-produced by LINDENFILMS and domerica. The former is behind several popular anime series currently…

Cells At Work! – New game based on popular anime series now in production

Cells At Work! is one of more popular new anime series in recent years, with the second season just starting its run in Japan. While there has already been a mobile game based on the series launched, it did not…

Wizardry – Drecom acquires global rights to develop new game using classic IP

Japanese developer Drecom recently announced it has obtained the global development and publishing rights for Wizardry, a classic game IP which started back in 1981. Other than console and PC titles, the most recent and commonly known title was Wizardry…

Lost Ark – Japan server announces official launch date

After months of beta testing, Japanese publisher GameOn today announced that the local server of Lost Ark will officially launch on 23 September at 15:00 local time. The client download begins on 11 September, while early character creation takes place…

NetEase – New Japan studio formed to build console games

NetEase is the second largest games company in China, but its overseas titles also include mobile successes such as Knives Out, Rules of Survival, and Identity V. In the past couple of years, we have also seen an increase in…

Tencent – Chinese tech giant becomes majority shareholder of Japan developer

You might not know that Tencent Holdings is the biggest internet IT company in China, and other than owning the popular QQ and WeChat platforms among many other software, it is also the majority owner of developers such as Epic…

King’s Raid – Teaser trailer for new anime series revealed

  First announced this February, the first teaser trailer for the anime series based on popular mobile RPG King’s Raid was revealed recently. Developed by Korean studio Vespa, King’s Raid achieved global fame upon its launch and it was decided…

ROSE Online – Japan server developer and publisher files for bankruptcy

There aren’t many interesting news recently, but this one caught our eyes from the Japan media. If you did not know, ROSE Online Japan was formed in 2013 to publish and develop new content exclusively for the Japan server, with…

Nexon – Latest financial presentation shows SINoALICE is still in the pipeline

Nexon today released its financial results for the 4th quarter of 2019 (from October to December), and we were surprised to see that SINoAlice is still in the pipeline. A game from Square Enix developed by Pokelabo, it was slated…

KLab – Japanese studio announces new game based on mascot Kumamon

KLab, the Japanese mobile games developer and publisher of games such as Love Live! School idol festival- Music Rhythm Game and BLEACH Brave Souls, today announced that is has obtained the global rights to make a new game based on…

Nexon – Japan subsidiary sold for 1 Japanese Yen after years of losses

Back in 2012, Nexon bought over a Japanese studio called gloops to “accelerate Nexon’s mobile strategy.” The deal was all-cash with a massive outlay of 36.5 BILLION Japanese Yen! Fast forward to last week, it was revealed that Nexon has…

SEGA – Japanese developer announces internal mergers and new business group name

Just before Christmas a couple of day back, Japanese games developer SEGA Sammy Holdings announced that it had merged subsidiary SEGA Interactive into SEGA Games, effective since 20 September 2019. Furthermore, on 1 April 2020, SEGA Games will be renamed…

Shadowverse – Anime series based on popular card game now in production

Yesterday, Japanese developer Cygames announced it is making an anime series based on its popular competitive card game, Shadowverse. According to the staff list, the animation will be done by local studio ZEXCS which has worked on projects such as……

Tree of Savior – Nexon drops publishing duty of Japan server back to IMC Games

Yesterday, Nexon announced that the Japan server for Tree of Savior will close later this year on 27 November. Instead of a game shut down, player data will be passed to Tree of Savior’s developer, IMC Games, which will become…