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Star Smash – Quick look at new Japanese mobile game based on Disney characters

First announced last month and launched a couple of weeks back in Japan, Star Smash is a new mobile game from Disney and Japanese developer XFLAG. The game’s genre is a mix of tennis + pinball with RPG elements supplied…

Star Smash – New Disney mobile game set to launch in Japan this month

Last week, Disney and Japanese developer XFLAG announced a new mobile title, Star Smash. A single or co-op 4-player game, the gameplay is somewhat similar to a tennis games, where players hit balls to attack enemies on the other side…

Monster Strike – Popular Japanese mobile game closes in China for a second time

The China subsidiary of Japanese developer XFlag, itself a subsidiary of mixi, recently announced the closure of Monster Strike in China for the second time. The mobile game was first closed in China under Tencent Games back in August 2015,…

Monster Strike – New physical card game based on top mobile game announced

XFLAG, the subsidiary studio under Japanese social network giant Mixi, recently revealed Monster Strike Card Game, a physical trading card game based on the company’s super popular and top-grossing mobile game, Monster Strike. Played with 4 people, Monster Strike Card…

Monster Strike – Developer opens Beijing office to relaunch mobile game

Monster Strike is a top-grossing mobile game in Japan where it earns millions of USD daily. However, its China publisher Tencent Games (country’s biggest gaming company) chose to shut down the local version back in August 2015, citing “changes to…

Monster Strike – English version of top Japan mobile game is closing

[Official announcement] With marketing efforts suspended back in August 2016 after its massive advertisement campaigns returned poor results, Japanese developer Mixi announced it is shutting down the English version of Monster Strike on 1 August. Despite earning hundreds of millions in its…

Monster Strike – Top Japan mobile game falters in America and Korea

One of the top grossing mobile games in Japan, Monster Strike has met with various obstacles trying to make the overseas gamers fall in love with the game. Developer Mixi recently announced it has suspended marketing efforts in North America. Earlier this…

Monster Strike – Tencent shutting down famous mobile game in China

Dethroning Puzzle and Dragons from the top spot in Japan a few months after launch, Monster Strike entered the China market with huge ambitions. Tencent Games is the biggest publisher in the world’s biggest gaming market, what could go wrong?…