GREE announced it will bring one of China’s biggest social games, Hoolai Game‘s Hoolai Three Kingdoms, to its smartphone platform in Japan. The social war strategy game was released in Japan in late 2010, made it to the top spot in the Chinese App Store and occupied the number one slot in QQ’s game ranking for 5 months straight.
GREE says the game has amassed 100 million (!?) registered users in China: provided this is true, that’s quite an accomplishment, given the Chinese market for social games is probably the toughest in the world.
GREE has localized Hoolai Three Kingdoms and will publish it on GREE for iOS devices next month. A version for GREE for Android is scheduled to follow in December.
Beijing-based Hoolai Game has office in the US, South Korea, and Hong Kong.
Screenshots of the Japanese version:
Screenshots of the Chinese iOS version: