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Tencent adds Japan host game market to deepen cooperation with Nintendo?

via:新浪科技     time:2021/11/20 8:03:03     readed:61

This reporter Chen Yibo Wu Kezhong Beijing reported

Recently, there is news that Tencent has a new action in the Japanese host game market. Tencent has gained approximately 90% of the Japanese Game Studio, Wake Up Interactive at nearly 300 million yuan.

For this acquisition, as of paper, Tencent has not responded to the "China Business News" reporter. Zhang Shule, a game industry, said in an interview with a reporter that this or Tencent intends to cooperate with international manufacturers in this way of this relatively weak area, through investment or acquisition, and increase its layout in this regard.

Nearly 300 million to acquire Japanese game studio

Recently, Bloomberg reported that Tencent has acquired approximately 90% of Wake Up Interactive, and the transaction price exceeds 5 billion yen (about $ 44 million). The report also mentioned that the acquisition was conducted in September this year.

But the reporter saw on the sky-eye check, Tencent's investment time for Wake Up Interactive was November this year. For exact investment time, the reporter verifies Tencent, but as of the press release.

In addition, recently also reported that Wake Up has also announced a new one-of-ninja-based action game - "Project EDO".

According to reports, Wake UP Interactive Limited was established in March 2017, the registration address is in Hong Kong, China, but the main development team Valhalla Game Studios and Soleil are in Japan. Among them, the representative of Valhalla Game Studios act as a "Devil Triple Group" shooting game, but the word of this game is not prominent. Soleil's "Naruto Pass: Ninja Pioneer" "Ninjala" and other games have higher evaluation at the NS and other platforms.

The public information also shows that Wake Up Interactive has developed a variety of popular games for Nintendch host, and Soleil, which has developed the Switch Hot Game "Ninjala" in addition to the development of the Switch Hot Game "Ninjala", which also helped to develop "Travis again": Hero no longer".

It is worth noting that this is not Tencent's first acquisition in the game market this year, nor Tencent's first test in the main game field.

The sky-eyed information shows that in April 2015, Tencent investment also participated in a US host game developer - VC Mobile Entertainment, which is reported that the company has developed mobile, PC, console, and online games. It was established in 2014, headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

In August 2017, Tencent investment also strategically investment in a British host game developer - Milky TEA. It is reported that Milky TEA is a digital game and animation developer. In 2012, Milky TEA launched a place - a called The mobile game of "Roller Rally" has begun to make games for major host platforms.

In March 2018, Tencent Investment also made strategic financing for international famous game manufacturers, Bi Bisoft, and obtained 5% of its shares.

In January 2020, Roblox with the relationship between Tencent has also participated in a Korean game company - NPIXEL. It is reported that NPIXEL is a new game company established in September 2017. The company's two founders are net stone. The founder of NEXUS Games, the largest subsidiary of the company (NetMarble), has developed a mobile game card RPG game "Seven Knight". Its first cross-platform MMORPG game - "Gran Saga" is scheduled to be issued in Korea in the first half of 2020.

On January 8, 2020, Tencent investment also strategically invests in a Japanese home video game machine software developer Platinum Games Inc. It is reported that Platinum Games INC is mainly engaged in game development and game machine research and development business, and its main products have "Hunting Angel Women 1/2" "Nier: Mechanical Era".

In addition, Tencent has more investment in the game field this year. Only from the investment situation in November this year, the day before investment in Wake Up Intective, November 10, Tencent also established a technology company - Snake Science and Technology, according to reports, the company The development of anime game is included in the business. On November 8, Tencent also conducted a $ 26 million in strategic investment on Mod.io. It is reported that the game company has also gained a return of sewed. (China Business Network)

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