There is a publisher that has been behind some of the biggest manga titles published over the years, it is Shueishawho publishes for Weekly Shōnen Jumpthe most famous weekly manga magazine in Japan and the best known in the world, well, now, the company is getting involved in games in a much bigger way.
According to Famitsu, the publisher established Shueisha Games on February 16, 2022, to start developing and launching games for consoles, PCs and smartphones, as the company will begin to participate in the development and sale of analog games, that is, board games.
To give you an idea of the great manga titles that the publisher has published in Weekly JumpShueisha has been behind some of the most iconic manga, including: One Piece, Naruto, Bleach, Hunter × Hunter, Fist of the North Start, slam dunk, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure and dragon ballthat is, all these great titles have been adapted to both anime and video games.
This probably started during the last year, when the manga publisher released Shueisha Game Creators Campa project designed to support independent game creators, and according to their BitSummit listing, they commented: “this project aims to apply this knowledge to guide independent game developers and help them produce innovative games”so now there are several upcoming titles that could come from this, including Oni, The Tower of Children and Captain Velvet Meteor: The Jump+ Dimension for Switch.
Shueisha is currently working on several big projects in collaboration with major game companies, these projects will leverage Shueisha’s talented manga artists as well as their in-house manga publishers, among their smart device projects, they will feature character designs by a famous artist sleeve wrap Weekly Jump from Shueishaand the game will be developed with the goal of initially launching in Japan and Asia, but eventually expanding globally.
What’s more, Shueisha Gamesdescribes it as a “multiplayer speed stunt action game” and will be co-published with a major Japanese game publisher and developed by a major Japanese studio, though that’s about all they’ve mentioned so far, as the creation of a video game company Shueisha is a big deal because it would mean that the publisher is much more involved in the game creation process. So, until now, Shueisha It seems to have been more of a kind of permission, although it would be wonderful if they brought all their manga experience to the games, but it remains to be seen how this great project by the publisher will end up taking shape.