DeNA are collaborating with five major Japanese game developers to create games for their Mobage service. The company held a press conference today where Yoshifumi Hashimoto of Marvelous Entertainment, Keiji Inafune of Comcept, Suda 51 of Grasshopper Manufacture, Yuji Naka of Prope, and Noritaka Funamizu of Crafts & Meister were in attendance.
Also present was the president of AQ Interactive. AQI will be publishing all of the above developers’ games on the Mobage service. You may recall that Marvelous and AQI will soon be a single company.
Three of their games were named. Hashimoto will be bringing a Harvest Moon social game to the service; Inafune will develop a game called J.J. Rockets; Suda 51 will be bringing a No More Heroes game. In a press release following the announcement, DeNa reveal that the Harvest Moon and No More Heroes games are planned for release this winter.
Just last month, DeNA announced that they are collaborating with Level 5 to create a Professor Layton crossover with Kaito Royale, titled Professor Layton Royale. That game is slated for release in Japan this fall, with a worldwide release planned sometime after that.
Image sourced from Impress Watch’s report of the conference.