The manga publishing giant, which notably propelled One Piece, Naruto and Dragon Ball, is launching into video game publishing with Shueisha Games. Several games have already been unveiled.
This is news that will undoubtedly please manga fans: the famous Japanese publishing house Shueishaat the origin of the magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump and therefore very close to series licenses like Dragon Ball, Naruto or One Piece, officially launches into video games.
Today we’ll be introducing our first four titles:
The Tower of Children
Captain Velvet Meteor: The Jump+ Dimensions!
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If the above-named franchises have already been adapted many times in the past (by Bandai Namco especially), and in particular One Piece which has just obtained a new RPG for 2022, other magazine titles never found an audience outside of print. With Shueisha Games, the publisher wants to put mangaka in direct contact with game developers.
Shueisha Games is a new company that transcends publishing, gaming, and industry boundaries. By combining its two elements, Shueisha Games aims to create new games never seen before and takes up the challenge of distributing them around the world.
In other words, via the already existing initiative of the Shueisha Creators Campthe company wants to scout for talent and hopes to find nuggets to develop and support as a publisher, as it did brilliantly with its licenses in the magazine.
The manga giant will therefore already publish four games: Oni, Ukiyo, The Tower of Children and Captain Velvet Meteor: The Jump + Dimensions. All come from small independent studios but the group is already reassuring: AAA games with the greatest reputation are already in the pipeline. On the one hand, there will be a mobile game for the Asian market developed by a major non-Japanese studio. And on the other a competitive multiplayer game developed by a Japanese studio.