Shueisha: the publisher of Dragon Ball, Naruto and One Piece seriously launches into video games

Game News Shueisha: the publisher of Dragon Ball, Naruto and One Piece seriously launches into video games

Known for publishing the most popular manga in this world, Shueisha decides to go more seriously to conquer another medium: that of video games.

Summary

  • Already present in the JV, Shueisha takes the next step
  • A co-edition with a major Japanese publisher

Already present in the JV, Shueisha takes the next step

In a press release shared yesterday, Shueisha announced the launch of a new branch: Shueisha Games. An announcement of weight since it comes from an entity very well known in Japan and even throughout the world since above all, Shueisha is a publishing house. It is to her that we owe the publication of the Weekly Shōnen Jump, a Japanese weekly magazine in which new manga chapters published by the house are published. Mangas like Naruto, Dragon Ball, One Piece or Demon Slayer to name a few.

Shueisha is therefore launching today Shueisha Games, a sort of extension of the platform Shueisha Game Creators Camp and which is synonymous with a more serious investment for the publisher. Together, the two platforms aim to encourage collaboration between game developers and mangakas, screenwriters, illustrators and even composers to help them reach new levels of creativity with original games. This is one of the statements that can be found on the official site :

Shueisha Games is a new company that transcends publishing, gaming, and industry boundaries. By combining its two elements, Shueisha Games aims to create new games never seen before and takes up the challenge of distributing them around the world.

A co-edition with a major Japanese publisher

And on this subject, Shueisha Games took the opportunity to announce four video games that will be released under its wing. It is Oni (Kenei Design), Ukiyo (Seaknot Studios), The Tower of Children (Tasto Alpha) and Captain Velvet Meteor: The Jump + Dimensions (Momo-pi Studio). Games and development studios of minor fame at the moment.

Oni, Tower of God and Ukiyo

Shueisha: the publisher of Dragon Ball, Naruto and One Piece seriously launches into video gamesShueisha: the publisher of Dragon Ball, Naruto and One Piece seriously launches into video games

Nevertheless, Shueisha Games says large-scale games are already in the works. Titles not only “major in terms of added value but also from the point of view of the development budget mobilized“. Among them, a mobile game for the Asian market “developed by a major non-Japanese studio“whose characters were drawn by a major author published by the Weekly Shōnen Jump :

Shueisha: the publisher of Dragon Ball, Naruto and One Piece seriously launches into video games

Finally, a second competitive multiplayer game co-published with a major Japanese publisher and developed by a competent Japanese studio. An interesting association that could recall that of Bandai Namco with the CyberConnect 2 studio. The latter is known for developing many adaptations of manga on consoles, the latest being Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles. On the Bandai Namco side, the Japanese publisher recently announced the release for 2022 of One Piece Odyssey on consoles and Steam, but was obviously a hit with Elden Ring at the beginning of the year.

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