SEGA partners with Gumi to bring Japanese titles to the West

SEGA Networks and Gumi announced a partnership to distribute SEGA’s Japanese game titles in North America, Europe, South Asia and other territories on Monday. Gamers can expect the first of these titles to come later this year with the launch of popular Japanese RPG Chain Chronicle. Both companies are collaborating in order t provide localized support for player preferences, languages and gameplay environments.

Haruki Satomi, CEO of SEGA Networks:

“The alliance and capital investment in gumi will lead to more of our popular Japanese games making the leap to markets around the globe, starting with one of our biggest hits, Chain Chronicle. The publishing experience and support that gumi can provide for this genre of games has already been proven with the success of Brave Frontier and we’re confident in their ability to execute.”

Hironao Kunimitsu, CEO of gumi:

“SEGA Networks provides some of the most enjoyable and well-known entertainment experiences to people throughout the world. We are privileged and thrilled to build a robust strategic partnership that will advance gumi’s overseas operation and global publishing business to the next level.”

Source: Sega Networks/gumi Joint Press Release

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