SAN FRANCISCO – April 6, 2017 – SEGA™ announced today a partnership with global entertainment company WWE to publish a new free-to-play idle mobile game called WWE Tap Mania. The game is being developed by The Tap Lab, based in Cambridge, MA, and is projected for launch later this year. This partnership unites two celebrated global brands, adding an exciting new element to SEGA’s diverse catalog of mobile games.
Nordic-based VR developers will have access to investment, incubation, mentorship and peer community resources through new program in Helsinki
HELSINKI and TOKYO – March 30, 2017 -- Today gumi Inc. and Nordisk Film announced the launch of Nordic VR Startups (NVS), an incubation program focused on the virtual reality (VR) market. In this program, startup companies based in the Nordic region will be invited to develop prototypes of VR products and services for potential future global deployment. Participants will be supported with dedicated seed funding up to 100,000€, workspaces, and back-office services. Additionally, throughout the program, NVS mentors from gumi and Nordisk Film will work together to support the participants with expert guidance, development and business support.
Tokyo, Japan and San Francisco, California – Mar 21, 2017 (PDT) – gumi Inc. and Fuji&gumi Games today announced that the global version of Phantom of the Kill, which was released mainly in North America and Europe in 121 countries in the Google Play Store and 138 countries in the iOS App Store in May 2016, will hold a crossover event with the globally famous mobile turn-based role-playing game BRAVE FRONTIER.
The Virtual Reality Film Partnership with The Rogue Initiative Commences Principal Photography March 4th
LOS ANGELES - 3/2/17 - Director Ilya Rozhkov (Sabre Dance) has inked a deal to work in collaboration with leading VR Studio, The Rogue Initiative, (known for its recent partnership with Michael Bay from an original IP) to bring together cinematic storytelling and the immersion of virtual reality technology. Rozhkov will direct and produce Agent Emerson, with award-winning producers Cathy Twigg and Pete Blumel of The Rogue Initiative. They have cast Kick-Ass franchise star Lyndsy Fonseca as the female lead, who will be joined by award-winning actor Tony Denison (Major Crimes) as ‘The General.’ Agent Emerson serves as the pilot for the original content VR series, Identity Experience. Principal Photography commences March 4th in Louisiana and then completes shooting in Los Angeles.
The Rogue Initiative Releases New Trailer and Screenshots for Fantasy VR Title Showcasing at GDC
LOS ANGELES – February 28, 2017 – The Rogue Initiative, a full spectrum production studio specializing in cinematic, interactive virtual reality, film, television and games, today announced that they will debut the trailer for their VR experience Crowe: The Drowned Armory in San Francisco at the annual Game Developers Conference (GDC), March 1-3, in the Minkonet booth. (South Hall, 1142)
Sanrio Entertainment expects to cut costs and delivery times in half for VR applications built on the InstaVR platform
San Francisco, CA – February 28, 2017 - InstaVR, Inc., a virtual reality (VR) authoring, publishing, and analysis company, announced today that Sanrio Entertainment Co., Ltd., which operates Sanrio Puroland, selected InstaVR for VR content production.
Tokyo, Japan and San Francisco, California – February 23, 2017 (PST) – gumi Inc. and Fuji&gumi Games today announced that the ongoing crossover event with the hit anime franchise Puella Magi Madoka Magica in the global version of Phantom of the Kill now features an additional character, Devil Homura, from PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA THE MOVIE-Rebellion-.
LOS ANGELES (Feb. 23, 2017) – Today, SQUARE ENIX® released the first major version update for the critically acclaimed free-to-play FINAL FANTASY® mobile RPG adventure FINAL FANTASY® BRAVE EXVIUS®. The title’s largest update yet features a new story arc, a new Esper and gameplay improvements that will benefit both new and veteran players.
TOKYO and SAN FRANCISCO – February 23, 2017 – THE KING OF FIGHTERS returns to Brave Frontier for a second collaboration round from now till March 15th, delighting fans of the prominent fighting game.
LOS ANGELES (February 1, 2017) – Today, Square Enix® released a new video giving an inside look at the collaboration with multi-platinum recording artist and actress Ariana Grande. The video showcases the process of creating the FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS remix of Ariana Grande’s hit 2016 song “Touch It,” and also includes the full-length recording of the song, which can be viewed on YouTube: https://youtu.be/31FuLlBBm4Y.