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Sega Announces Partnership with Gumi Inc.; Chain Chronicle to Arrive in Europe, Asia, and North America

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Sega Networks and Gumi Inc. (gumi) together announced a partnership yesterday to distribute and deliver Sega?s Japanese games in Europe, North America, Asia, and other parts of the world.

One of the first of its titles announced to be launched late this year will be the popular Japanese role-playing game Chain Chronicle, which remains in the Top Grossing section of the App Store and Google Play. Both Sega and gumi are currently working together to provide localized support for player preferences, languages, and gameplay environments to be made available outside Japan.

?The alliance and capital investment in gumi will lead to more of our popular games making the leap to markets around the globe, starting with one of our biggest hits, Chain Chronicle,? Haruki Satomi, CEO of Sega Networks, said in a statement. ?The publishing experience and support that gumi can provide for this genre of games has already been proven with the success of Brave Frontier and we?re confident in their ability to execute.?

CEO Hironao Kunimitsu of Gumi Inc. didn?t hide his excitement on a statement about the venture: ?Sega Networks provides some of the most enjoyable and well-known entertainment experiences to people throughout the world. We are privileged and thrilled to build a robust strategic partnership that will advance gumi?s overseas operation and global publishing business to the next level.?

Sega Networks is a subsidiary company of Sega Corporation that was established in 2012. The firm focuses on bringing SEGA?s popular titles to smartphones and tablets. Aside from Chain Chronicle, the firm also published Puyo Puyo!! Quest, a hit mobile game that features RPG elements and a character card system. The game has reached more than 10 million downloads since its release.

Gumi Inc., on the other hand, is also a Japanese developer and distributor of mobile games established in 2007. The firm published and launched the game Brave Frontier for mobile devices and was immediately met with success in 55 different countries.

The companies announced that we could expect more Japanese-developed games with localized support to be available outside Japan early next year.

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Source: Businesswire

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