Shueisha announces the creation of Shueisha Games with the launch of a twitter accountof a official website, and a first launch video clip that we offer below. And no, it’s not an April Fool’s joke! The Japanese publishing house responsible for Dragon Ball, One Piece, Naruto, or even Demon Slayer, will directly publish its own video games. For the moment, no big titles announced but small games that will carry the Shueisha Games label. Here is the message from Shueisha Games:
Shueisha will take on the challenge of creating video games
Shueisha is a company that has invested in talented people to always create works together, and deploy them to the world.
With the same determination that we have always shown, we are now going to challenge ourselves to make video games.
We challenge ourselves to create original games that no one has ever seen, that will ignite your heart, and that will never be forgotten.
Shueisha therefore announced that it had created its subsidiary Shueisha Games on February 16, as an entity entirely dedicated to the creation of video games. The publishing house of V-Jump, Weekly Shonen Jump magazines, and especially the publishing house of Dragon Ball Super, One Piece, and other Naruto manga, is therefore now embarking on the design of characters and stories dedicated to games for smartphones. The idea is to involve its manga artist in the design of these, enough to bring real added value for fans of Jump licenses.
Shueisha Games plans new game projects in the form of collaborative development with major game companies. The company particularly aims to expand globally, particularly in Japan and other Asian countries. A first project, which will certainly be a game for smartphones, has already been unveiled in collaboration with a major company in the foreign video game market.
The company also promises a number of games that Shueisha had already announced through its project Shueisha Game Creators Camp Project (with independent developers), including Oni (Kenei Design), Ukiyo (Seaknot Studios & Freaky Design), Hatena no To (Tasto Alpha), and Captain Velvet MEtero: The Jump+ Dimensions (Momo-Pi). The game Bleach: Kantoka Karuta is also listed.
Dragon Ball, One Piece, Naruto, soon at Shueisha Games?
No. For the moment, Shueisha Games’ roadmap and strategy do not seem to be geared towards recovering major manga licenses such as Dragon Ball, One Piece, or Naruto, currently entrusted to Bandai Namco. We could be wrong, but Shueisha Games seems more intent on pushing its projects towards something innovative and new, at least for now.
Even if a Bleach game is already announced, it will be necessary to see to what extent Shueisha Games wants to position itself in the short term. On the other hand, in the long term, it cannot be ruled out that the subsidiary could replace Bandai Namco. Even if today, nothing allows us to advance this hypothesis, it is a possibility in the long term.
Trailers for Hatena no Tô (the tower of children)
Captain Velvet MEtero: The Jump+ Dimensions Trailers
Introducing Shueisha Games
Thanks : ANN