Japan-based video game developer Spike Chunsoft, the company behind the popular Danganronpa franchise, recently announced the formation of their North American subsidiary, Spike Chunsoft Inc.
The new North American office will open in California, the wholly owned office will be responsible for localising, marketing and publishing for the region.
Mitsutoshi Sakurai, President & CEO for Spike Chunsoft Co., Ltd. and Spike Chunsoft, Inc. said via press release:
“Ever since our merger in 2012, we at Spike Chunsoft have dedicated ourselves to creating fun and unique titles. Our world today is more connected than ever — we can play games with people across the globe and exchange information in multiple languages instantaneously. But even as information is more easily shared, the world still holds a wealth of undiscovered entertainment. As Spike Chunsoft, it is our goal to cultivate this potential into something new and memorable that transcends time, genre, and nationality.
Until now, our titles were produced in Japan and distributed worldwide by our business partners. But given how the instantaneous speed of information has become the norm, we believe that communicating with our overseas audience directly is a new avenue for us to create joy. Spike Chunsoft, Inc. connects us with our fans and their passion to producing more of the fun and unique titles the global community has come to expect from us. We can’t wait to say ‘Hello, world!'”
In addition to the announcement of the California office, a website has been put up for the new North American branch. Some recently released titles from Spike Chunsoft include Danganronpa: V3: Killing Harmony, Fire Pro Wrestling World and Zero Escape: The Nonary Games.
Future titles for the new North American branch will be unveiled at the Game Developers Conference in March 2018.
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