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Gamebank Corp.: Yahoo Japan Sets Up Gaming Company

Last September, Yahoo Japan (4689), the country’s biggest online company, caused a splash when it announced it will enter the smartphone gaming business. And today, in the wake of its FY2014 3Q financial results briefing, Yahoo Japan said the company was officially established on January 16 and is currently staffed with 31 people working in Tokyo’s…

Monster Stadium: Mixi Dates Monster Strike Follow Up For Spring

There was a good number of mobile game companies present at the so-called Tokaigi “Japan Game Party” 2015 that took place in Japan over this weekend, i. e. CyberAgent (4751),  GungHo Online Entertainment (3765), LINE, or Colopl (3668). Organized by Nico Nico, Japan’s answer to YouTube, the 2-day event was attended by thousands of people (more information in English). Here is a…

Release Calendar For Listed Japanese Mobile Game Companies (As Of Jan. 29)

Here is an updated calendar of major free-to-play native apps that publicly traded  Japanese mobile game makers have announced for the coming months. Please note that these titles can be modified, canceled, or released at any given time. The list isn’t necessarily exhaustive, as games can get released without being announced before, for example. Details are subject to change. Please reach…

Release Calendar For Listed Japanese Mobile Game Companies (As Of Jan. 22)

Here is an updated calendar of major free-to-play native apps that publicly traded  Japanese mobile game makers have announced for the coming months. Please note that these titles can be modified, canceled, or released at any given time. The list isn’t necessarily exhaustive, as games can get released without being announced before, for example. Details are subject to change. Please reach…

Tokyo-Based Gaming Company Silicon Studio To Go IPO In February

Tokyo-based Silicon Studio has quietly filed an application for an IPO and today announced it got accepted by the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Silicon Studio is planning to get listed on February 23. If everything goes according to plan, it will be the first IPO of a gaming company in Japan this year. Mizuho Shouken is the…

Release Calendar For Listed Japanese Mobile Game Companies (As Of Jan. 15)

Here is an updated calendar of major free-to-play native apps that publicly traded  Japanese mobile game makers have announced for the coming months. Please note that these titles can be modified, canceled, or released at any given time. The list isn’t necessarily exhaustive, as games can get released without being announced before, for example. Details are subject to change. Please reach…

Colopl Releases Oculus Rift Version Of Mobile Hit “White Cat Project” (Shironeko VR Project)

The Oculus Rift boasts a rabid fan base in Japan, with many users over here setting up communities, organizing events all over the country, and, of course, developing applications for the VR system. Quite surprisingly, Colopl (3668), one of Japan’s biggest mobile game makers (US$3 billion market cap), is one of these developers. The company just released Shironeko…

Release Calendar For Listed Japanese Mobile Game Companies (As Of Dec. 19)

Here is an updated calendar of major free-to-play native apps that publicly traded  Japanese mobile game makers have announced for the coming months. Please note that these titles can be modified, canceled, or released at any given time. The list isn’t necessarily exhaustive, as games can get released without being announced before, for example. Details are subject to change. Please reach…