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  • 2. Introduction The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) is proud to present10 Japanese game companies at Game Connection America 2012.This year, our outstanding developers include:• Companies that develop and distribute games on major Japanese social gaming platforms such as GREE, Mobage, and mixi.• Companies with extensive experience developing console games for European and U.S. markets.• Committed Game Connection regulars and first timers eager to build new networks! Our featured companies are proactively seeking opportunities to expandtheir business overseas. With proven excellence in product developmentand profitable business models in Japan, these companies believe newpartnerships with overseas game developers will be a great asset to yourbusiness. If you are interested in Japanese gaming products and the Japanesemarket, please check out our developers and join us at Game Connectionthis year to meet with these companies in person. For company trailers and more information please visit the JETRO USAwebsite: www.jetro.org/gameconnection2012For any questions, please contact: JETRO San Francisco 201 Third Street, Suite 1010 San Francisco, CA 94103 Tel: (415)392-1333 Fax: (415)788-6927 www.jetro.orgFollow JETRO USA Game on Twitter and Facebook! www.twitter.com/jetrousa_game www.facebook.com/JetroUSAGame 3
  • 3. Table of ContentsA&G Co., Ltd. / WINLIGHT Group ............................ 5ACQUIRE Corp. .......................................................... 7Arc System Works Co., Ltd. ....................................... 9Compile Heart Co., LTD. ......................................... 11CyberStep, Inc. ........................................................ 13DIGITAL WORKS Entertainment Inc. ....................... 15EitaroSoft, inc. .......................................................... 17extreme Co., Ltd. .....................................................19LAND HO! ................................................................. 21Vanguard CO., LTD. 23Japanese Social Game Market ........................... 25About JETRO ........................................................... 26 4
  • 4. Developer ProfileRoom #510 A&G Co., Ltd. / WINLIGHT Group www.winlight.co.jp/en Winlight provides digital contents for major mobile phone and social game platforms. Games the company has developed include the MMORPG Elemental Knights Online, played by a million users across multiple platforms, and social games with voicing by original “Anime” characters, played by over 3 million users. A&G is a global marketing team responsible for promoting Winlight’s titles to overseas publishers and affiliates. Contact: Mr. Masaki Sato +(81)3-3254-7787 x110 masaki@winlight.co.jp 5
  • 5. Available ProductsTitle Elemental MasterRelease Date Summer 2012Genre 3D MMORPG, AdventurePlatform iPhone/iPod Touch, AndroidTarget Audience Males & Females 20s-50sCountries of Release WorldwideTitle Elemental Knights Online : THE WORLDRelease Date September 2011 (Android) October 2011 (iPhone)Genre 3D MMORPG, AdventurePlatform iPhone/iPod Touch, Android, iPad, OnlineTarget Audience Males & Females 20s-50sCountries of Release WorldwideiTunes App Store Top Sale Ranking #14 (December 2011),Android Market Top Grossing Ranking #5 (November 2011)Title ‘Anime’ Character Games including MOE CURE NET, Hakuoki, Koikimi, Kimikare, etc.Genre Adventure, SimulationPlatform iPhone/iPod Touch, AndroidTarget Audience Males & Females 20s-30sCountries of Release Worldwide 6
  • 6. Developer ProfileRoom #508 ACQUIRE Corp. www.acquire.co.jp (Japanese site) For the past 17 years, Acquire has established itself as a strong development presence in Japan. Starting out with the stealth- action, genre-building hit Tenchu series, Acquire is well-known as being one of the top development studios for Stealth-Action and Action-RPG titles, creating Tenchu and Way of the Samurai for multiple platforms and the upcoming Shinobido 2: Way of the Ninja for PlayStation VITA. Acquire currently has multiple teams with a focus on PlaySta- tion 3, Xbox360, VITA and smartphone game development. Contact: Mr. Luke Rideout +(81)3-5297-2356 l_rideout@acquire.co.jp 7
  • 7. Available ProductsTitle SumioniRelease Date February 2012 (Japan) Spring 2012 (U.S.)Genre ActionPlatform PS VitaTarget Audience Males 18-35 yearsCountries of Release Japan, North America 8
  • 8. Developer ProfileRoom #504 Arc System Works Co., Ltd. www.arcsystemworks.com Arc System Works is a well known developer of 2D fighting games (Guilty Gear and Blaz Blue). Arc System Works has been developing games for leading publishers since the 8-bit era. With over 25 years of history, Arc Systems Works is capable of leading and executing a wide range of OEM development projects. Contact: Mr. Hiroyuki Masuno +(81)45-470-1550 masuno@arcsy.co.jp 9
  • 9. Available ProductsTitle Blaz Blue Continuum Shift ExtendRelease Date December 2011Genre ActionPlatform PSP, PS Vita, PS3, Xbox360Target Audience TeenCountries of Release Japan, North America, EuropeFamitsu Platinum Award (35 out of 40 points)Title Guilty Gear XX Accent Core PlusRelease Date March 2008 (PS2) July 2008 (PSP)Genre ActionPlatform Android, More To Be An- nouncedTarget Audience TeenCountries of Release WorldwideTitle Arc Style Casual GamesRelease Date from March 2011 (incl. 10 releases for Nintendo 3DS eShop Games in 2011)Genre Action, FPS, Shooting, Baseball, Soccer, Other Sports, Race GamePlatform iPhone/iPod Touch, Android, iPadTarget Audience Audiences of All AgesCountries of Release Japan, North America, Europe 10
  • 10. Developer ProfileRoom #506 Compile Heart Co., LTD. www.compileheart.com (Japanese site) Compile Heart specializes in the development of original and licensed anime games. In Japan, Compile Heart is recognized as one of the leaders in female-oriented games. Widely acclaimed for their character designs and in-depth plot lines, their popular titles include: Hakuoki, Hyperdimension Neptunia, Record of Agarest War, Infinite Souls and Spectral Force. Compile Heart develops between 30 to 40 titles a year for the Japanese market (mainly for PS3, PSP, PS Vita, DS and iOS/ Android). For the U.S. and European markets, they mainly develop RPG and adventure games with Capcom, Sega, Tecmo Koei, Nippon Ichi, Gust, Red Entertainment and others. Contact: Mr. Damien Urvois +(81)3-5985-6801 damien@ideaf.co.jp 11
  • 11. Available ProductsTitle Hello Kitty and Friends Around The World!!Release Date Spring 2012 No Ima o Image mGenre Edutainment Available vailabPlatform 3DSTarget Audience All Audiences Ages 3 and UpCountries of Release JapanTitle Hakuoki: Bakumatsu MusourokuRelease Date March 2012Genre Action AdventurePlatform PSPTarget Audience All Audiences Ages 15 and UpCountries of Release JapanTitle Bakudan HandanRelease Date June 2012Genre Adventure, Mystery No Ima o Image mPlatform PSP Available vailabTarget Audience All Audiences Ages 15 and UpCountries of Release Japan 12
  • 12. Developer ProfileRoom #503 CyberStep, Inc. www.cyberstep.com/company/profile_en.html Since 2001, CyberStep, Inc. has developed and managed pop- ular online games that are played all over the world including: C21, GetAmped, CosmicBreak, GetAmped2, and HolyBeast. CyberStep also develops high-tech gadgets such as the KDJ- ONE, an impressive portable audio workstation, which will soon be available in North America, Europe and Japan. Ongoing projects include the worldwide release of the brows- er strategy game CosmicCommander and their entry into the market for smartphone games. CyberStep also recently expanded into Europe and Taiwan while strengthening their position in previous markets to connect different cultures around the world through high quality entertainment and technology. Contact: Mr. Ryota Takahashi +(81)3-5465-1507 ryota@cyberstep.com 13
  • 13. Available ProductsTitle KDJ-ONERelease Date June 2012Genre Music GamePlatform Mobile Audio WorkstationTarget Audience Music CreatorsCountries of Release Japan, U.S., EuropeTitle CosmicCommanderRelease Date December 2012Genre Robot Stategy BrowserPlatform PCTarget Audience Robot fans, Strategy Game fansCountries of Release Japan, (coming soon: U.S., Europe, South America )Title CosmicAngelRelease Date August 2011 (teaser version)Genre SimulationPlatform iPhone/iPod TouchTarget Audience Japanimation fans, Kawaii lovers, iPhone/iPad users, Ages 13~30Countries of Release Japan, U.S., (teaser version) (coming soon: Europe, South America) 14
  • 14. Developer ProfileRoom #512 DIGITAL WORKS Entertainment Inc. www.dworks-ent.co.jp (Japanese site) Digital Works Entertainment has worked with major publishing companies for ten years in Japan developing console games on a clientele basis. In addition, we maintain an overseas studio and a subsidiary company in Asia allowing us to handle the develop- ment of graphics, animation, and programming for any console game, mobile game (including the iPhone), or TV animation at a lower cost. With the word ‘entertainment’ in our company name, our mis- sion is to send quality products that welcome, amuse and delight our customers. Contact: Mr. Sho Isaac Fukuda +(81)3-5308-3222 i_fukuda@dworks-ent.co.jp 15
  • 15. Available ProductsTitle TPS Gun ShootingRelease Date TBDGenre FPS/First Person Shooter No Ima o Image mPlatform 3DS Available vailabTarget Audience Males 20s - 30sCountries of Release under developmentTitle SLASH Action GameRelease Date TBDGenre Action No Ima o Image mPlatform iPhone/iPod Touch, Android Available vailabTarget Audience Males 20s - 30sCountries of Release under development 16
  • 16. Developer ProfileRoom #507 EitaroSoft, inc. www.eitarosoft.co.jp EitaroSoft is a Japanese company that has successfully developed Japan’s first 3D engine using application software in 2002, and is currently pouring its energies into globalizing original hi-end 3D/2D online games for iOS and Android platforms. Contact: Ms. Eri Tokita +(81)3-3254-3770 tokita@eitarosoft.co.jp Title THE RING OF THE DRAGON (tentative) Release Date August 2012 (tentative) Genre Action, RPG, 3D MMO Action RPG No Ima o Image m Platform iPhone/iPod Touch, Android, Available vailab iPad, Online Target Audience All Audiences Ages 13 and Up Countries of Release under development 17
  • 17. Available ProductsTitle Galaxy Frontier (Android ver.)Release Date Feature Phone (java): December 2010, Android alpha: February 2012, iOS: under developmentGenre Action, RPG, 3D Action MMORPGPlatform iPhone/iPod Touch, Android, iPad, OnlineTarget Audience All Audiences Ages 13 and UpCountries of Release Japan, China (coming soon)Ranked 1st since its release in Dec. 2010 in the “Game / RPG/ Most Downloaded” category on dmarket, the official mobileapplication portal of Japan’s largest mobile network carrier, NTTDOCOMO. (information as of Feb. 3rd 2012)Title LASPRE -Last Precious-Release Date Feature Phone (java): December 2010, Andoid alpha: February 2012, iOS: under developmentGenre Adventure, SimulationPlatform iPhone/iPod Touch, AndroidTarget Audience All Audiences Ages 9 and UpCountries of Release Japan, China (coming soon)Highly ranked since its release in Dec. 2010 in the “Game /Simulation” category on dmarket, the official mobile applicationportal of Japan’s largest mobile network carrier, NTT DOCO-MO. (information as of Feb. 3rd 2012) 18
  • 18. Developer ProfileRoom #509 extreme Co., Ltd. www.e-xtreme.jp/en/index.html “A company that creates The Seriously Entertaining.” Following this slogan, extreme’s mission is to deliver cool Made- in-Japan contents to the world. Begining with “Moe-Mahjong Pairon”(Online Mahjong), we are developing, planning and operating PC browser/SNS games and native applications for smartphones. Contact: Ms. Yumi Chou +(81)3-5949-2837 chou@e-xtreme.co.jp Title Moe Mahjong “Pairon” Release Date April 2011 Genre Board Game Platform Facebook, Online, PC, Any browser/SNS Target Audience Males 10s-30s, Japanese ani- mation/comics lovers Countries of Release Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong 2009 WebMoney Miss Online Game Contest “4gamer” Prize Winner 19
  • 19. Available ProductsTitle Momoiro KingdomRelease Date July 2012Genre SimulationPlatform Facebook, Online, PC, Any browser/SNSTarget Audience Males 10s-30s, Japanese ani- mation/comics loversCountries of Release under developmentTitle Pairon CollectionRelease Date February 2012Genre RPG, Card CollectionPlatform iPhone/iPod Touch, AndroidTarget Audience Males 10s-30s, Japanese ani- mation/comics loversCountries of Release JapanTitle Project A.S.I.S.Release Date August 2012Genre SimulationPlatform Facebook, Online, PC, Any browser/SNSTarget Audience Males 10s-30s, Japanese ani- mation/comics lovers, Robot Game loversCountries of Release under development 20
  • 20. Developer ProfileRoom #505 LAND HO! www.landho.co.jp/en/index.html Land Ho! provides full development of computer software for various gaming consoles including Sony PlayStation 2, Sony PlayStation 3, Sony PlayStation Portable, Nintendo Wii, Nin- tendo DS, Microsoft Xbox360, PC, Mac, Web Browser, iOS, An- droid, and feature phones and has extensive experience working on multi-platform games for both console and mobile. We also produce television programs for analog, cable and satel- lite television as well as radio programs. Contact: Mr. Takahiro Fukada +(81)3-5713-0071 fukada@landho.co.jp 21
  • 21. Available ProductsTitle Just Dance Kids 2Release Date October 2011Genre DancePlatform PS3, Kinect, WiiTarget Audience Kids and FamiliesCountries of Release North America, EuropeTitle Mofu Mofu BokujoRelease Date August 2010Genre SimulationPlatform mixi, Hangame, Naver, iPhone/iPod Touch, AndroidTarget Audience Females of All AgesCountries of Release Japan, KoreaTitle Crash HeroesRelease Date TBDGenre Card GamePlatform iPhone/iPod Touch, AndroidTarget Audience Males of All AgesCountries of Release Japan 22
  • 22. Developer ProfileRoom #511 Vanguard CO., LTD. www.vgd.co.jp (Japanese site) Vanguard created over 6 new Social and Browser games for smartphones (including the iPhone) and PCs in the year 2011 and has been developing over 4 titles onward in 2012. We would like to find partners who are willing not only to license out ready-made games we have developed, but also to license the game engine so as to diminish the time and cost of game development. Contact: Mr. Keitaro Numata +(81)45-477-4177 numata@vgd.co.jp Title Fantasy Walker Release Date January 2010 Genre Adventure, RPG Platform Facebook Target Audience Audiences of All Ages Countries of Release U.S. 23
  • 23. Available ProductsTitle MONONOKE feverRelease Date January 2012Genre Social Networking GamePlatform GREE, iPhone/iPod Touch, AndroidTarget Audience Audiences of All AgesCountries of Release Japan, U.S.Title Gun Blood Daze (tentative)Release Date June 2012Genre Simulation No Ima o Image mPlatform Facebook, All Smartphones, Other (to be announced) Available vailabTarget Audience Audiences of All AgesCountries of Release JapanTitle n/a (Original Game Engine)Release Date n/aGenre Action, Adventure, RPG, Simulation, History Action, Board GamePlatform Facebook, Other Social Game Platforms, iPhone/iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Xbox360, All SmartphonesTarget Audience Audiences of All AgesCountries of Release Japan, (U.S. under develop- ment) 24
  • 24. Japanese Social Game Market The Japanese social game market is rapidly expanding. Thanks to its unique sales model, it is a very profitable sector. This page provides a summary of key market data. • “Japan’s social gaming market during 2010 was valued at 112 billion yen, which represents approximately 440 percent of 2009’s 25.5 billion yen … and is among the largest in the world.” 1 • Playing games is, in general, free but users may purchase virtual goods to proceed further in the game. The sale of virtual goods in online games is done through mobile phones. • “Nearly 20% of the social gaming respondents are paid-for users, with the average spending of 2,262 yen per month.” 1 • GREE, Mobage and mixi are the major Japanese SNS platforms. ASIA’S MAIN SOCIAL GAMING PLATFORMS 2 Market Name DAU 3 Top Game DAU 3 Top Game Type Taiwan/Hong Kong Facebook 5,500,000 1,500,000 Fish Japan mixi 3,500,000 200,000 Farm Hangame 2,500,000 200,000 RPG mixi Mobile 800,000 300,000 Farm GREE Mobile 1,300,000 300,000 RPG Mobage Mobile 1,200,000 600,000 Pirate Korea Cyworld 280,000 70,000 Fish DAUM 80,000 20,000 City Building China Tencent 20,000,000 10,000,000 RPG Renren 3,000,000 700,000 RPG Kaixin001 3,000,000 2,000,000 City Building Visit www.jetro.org to learn more about the Japanese game market. 1 Data Source: Social Gamer Research 2011 published by ENTERBRAIN, INC. 2 Data Source: Casual Connect Fall 2011 published by Casual Games Association /Data as of summer 2011 3 DAU: Daily Active User. In some cases these DAU are estimates. 25
  • 25. About JETRO The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) is a non-profit governmentrelated organization that promotes trade and investment between Japan and therest of the world. Our six U.S. branches located in Atlanta, Chicago, Houston,Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco serve the following four main objec-tives.1. Help U.S. companies establish a Japan office JETRO provides free market entry information and support to U.S. businesses looking to successfully enter and expand in the Japanese market.2. Help U.S. companies find Japanese business partners JETRO provides U.S. companies with opportunities to meet potential Japanese partners through business matching programs at major trade shows.3. Connect U.S. investors with cutting-edge Japanese technology ventures JETRO connects U.S. investors, entrepreneurs and dealmakers with cutting edge Japanese technology ventures seeking to accelerate their growth in the U.S.4. Showcase premium Japanese goods For companies looking to expand or differentiate their product offer- ing, JETRO showcases goods that are uniquely Japanese in industries such as food, fashion, design and entertainment that includes film, anime, manga and gaming. Learn more about our services at: Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) www.jetro.org This material is distributed by JETRO San Francisco on behalf of Japan External TradeOrganization, Tokyo, Japan. Additional information is available at the Department of Justice,Washington, D.C. 26
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