GREE has announced it has inked a deal with 2K Games to bring Sid’ Meier’s Pirates! and Civilization to the company’s global platform. Both titles are being developed in 2K’s studio in China and have no release date yet.
What I find weird is that GREE only issued a press release in Japanese – in which the company casually announces NBA2K as a social game version to be deployed to the GREE platform at some point, too.
I am extremely skeptical if the social gamer audience in Japan will appreciate these big franchises, but these are certainly games that can help GREE outside this country.
Civilization for GREE doesn’t even have an official title yet, but these are the first screenshots for Pirates, which is designed as a social card battle game: