Today massive Japanese publisher Shueisha officially announced its new game publishing brand, Shueisha Games.
This is basically an extension into a full-fledged brand of the game development initiatives undertaken by the Shueisha Game Creators CAMP.
On top of further support to game developers, the new brand will also encourage collaboration between developers and creators of manga, novelists, screenwriters, illustrators, and composers, helping them to reach the world with their creativity with original games.
The aim of the brand is to combine the ability of the publishing industry to find and nurture new talent and the power of the gaming industry. By combining these two elements, Shueisha Games aims to create new games that haven’t been seen before and take on the challenge to spread them worldwide.
4000 developers have registered with the Game Creator CAMP and the number of supported games has passed 10, including unannounced ones.
The first four titles that will be released under the brand will be Oni by Kenei Design, Ukiyo by Seaknot Studios, The Tower of Children by Tasto Alpha, and Captain Velvet Meteor: The Jump+ Dimensions by Momo-pi Studio.
That being said, the developer also mentions in the announcement press release that it has large-scale games already in the works, and they’re not just big in terms of creative value, but also development budget.
The first is a mobile game developed by a major studio from outside of Japan. The character design is by a major mangaka that publishes on Shueisha’s famous manga magazine Weekly Shounen Jump. The aim is the global market with a focus on Japan and other Asian countries.
Below you can see teased silhouettes.
A second tease is about a competitive multiplayer game co-published with a major Japanese publisher and developed by a relevant Japanese developer. It’s defined a “multiplayer trick speed action” game.
If you’re not familiar with the Shueisha brand, it’s one of the most powerful manga publishers in Japan, spearheaded by the Jump brand, including franchises like Dragon Ball, Demon Slayer, Saint Seiya, Bleach, One Piece, and many, many more.