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Sega And LINE Enter Marketing Partnership In Japan, Announce First Smartphone Game “Fortisia”

LINE Corp. and Sega Games (6460) announced a marketing partnership for mobile games in Japan during a joint press conference yesterday. Not too surprisingly, Sega will act as the developer and publisher under the deal, while LINE Corp. will offer its messenger app as a platform for mass marketing and distribution. The reason LINE gave for choosing this…

“Noah Pass”: Report Details Smartphone Game Cross-Promotion Network Led By Sega

Five weeks ago, Japanese business daily The Nikkei ran a story according to which a total of 15 smartphone game makers in Japan are in the process of setting up a cross-promotion network. Under the service, the companies involved display ads for each other’s games, driving traffic to their titles without spending money on marketing…

Sega And Aiming Roll Out Great-Looking Action RPG, Gentou Senki: Griffon

In February this year, Sega announced it has teamed up with Aiming, a Tokyo-based developer, to develop mobile games aimed at the global market. At the same time, the two companies unveiled their first co-developed title, “MO Action Shooting” game Towa No Tsurugi (more here). Fast forward to June, and another Sega x Aiming title…

Sega Shows “Border Break” Mobile Game – A Card Battler

Sega’s popular mecha fighting game for arcades “Border Break” is finally coming to the home: the company started talking about a mobile version late last year, and I was just one of many people who got very excited about the prospect of playing Border Break online on a smartphone or tablet. But Sega has decided…

Sega Teams Up With Tokyo-Based Aiming To Develop Mobile Games For The Global Market

In July last year, Sega made a bold move to commit to developing games for mobile devices by setting up a subsidiary in Tokyo with over 200 employees. That subsidiary, Sega Networks, has taken over the parent company’s mobile game business, marketing Sonic 4 – Episode II or Kingdom Conquest II, for example. And now,…

Sega Networks: Sega Launches Smartphone And Tablet Game Subsidiary [Social Games]

This isn’t directly related to social games but should be worth mentioning: video game company SEGA has announced the launch of SEGA Networks, a new subsidiary that will develop games specifically for smartphones and tablets. Sega Networks will be headed by SEGA CEO Haruki Satomi who used to be the VP of Digital Business at Sega…

Sega Closes Down Shenmue City On Mobage [Social Games]

Sega has closed down one of the most ambitious mobile social games in Japan, Shenmue City (Shenmue Gai), on Mobage. The game’s developer, Ysnet, actually posted a two-liner thanking players on December 26 on the official homepage of the title. Shenmue City was launched amid much fanfare at the beginning of last year. I was wondering why…

Sega’s Kingdom Conquest Goes Social On Mobage [Social Games]

DeNA today announced that Sega has chosen Mobage to launch the online version of super-successful (and pretty awesome) mobile RPG Kingdom Conquest. Available on iOS and Android, the title just hit 2 million downloads, and it’s rumored to be a big moneymaker for Sega. The social game version is called Kingdom Conquest Heaven and will be…