Tag Archives: Mobage
Wed, May 01, 2013 | 11:09 BST
DeNa has closed five titles hosted on its Mobage social hub in Japan, including Epic Games’ localised version of Infinity Blade Cross.
Tue, Sep 25, 2012 | 01:02 BST
Mobile platform Mobage is experiencing “some problems” and is out of service with no ETA on its return. Many Mobage games on both Android and iOS require an always-on Internet connection, which means a large swathe of its catalogue of games are pretty much out of order too. Maybe you can live without My Monster Racher, Rage of Bahamut, Zoo Land or Dreamtopia but I can’t play Tiny Tower so this is the worst day.
Fri, May 18, 2012 | 07:43 BST
Tue, May 08, 2012 | 06:21 BST
The Japanese Consumer Affairs Agency is cracking down on free to play social games which offer random rewards in return for micro-payments.
Thu, Apr 26, 2012 | 08:09 BST
Tecmo Koei’s announced Ninja Gaiden will come to social platform Mobage later this year. Clans is the latest title to be brought to the service by the publisher, although no gameplay details have been released. The game is being aimed for an international release. A Japanese release for smartphones is expected to release this summer.
Andriasang has more details.
Sat, Mar 31, 2012 | 16:39 BST
DeNA and Disney have announced a partnership which will result in more licensed social games from the developer land the mobile gaming platform, Mobage. The first jointly-developed title from the firms, Disney Party, was released earlier in the week and a second, Disney Fantasy Quest, will be released on April 2. A card battle game featuring Marvel Comics characters will be released in June. All three are slated for release outside of Japan in July for North America and Europe. Disney and DeNA are currently in talks on developing new titles for international releases as well. Thanks, Siliconera.
Tue, Jan 03, 2012 | 15:12 GMT
DICE developers Wille Wintertidh, Malte Hildingsson and Torbjorn Lædre – the latter two of which worked on Battlefield 3 – have left the firm for Ngmoco Sweden. The new hires were announced by Ngmoco Sweden manager Ben Cousins, who left EA in March last year. The former DICE developers will be joining Tony Davis, former game director on Crytek’s gladiator Kinect game Ryse, to work on Ngmoco’s social gaming platform Mobage. Thanks, Develop.
Tue, Nov 01, 2011 | 15:52 GMT
Grasshopper Manufacture, creator of offbeat titles Killer 7, No More Heroes and Shadows of the Damned, has teamed up with Japanese social gaming company DeNA to work on new projects. Expect kooky results.
Fri, Oct 28, 2011 | 16:55 BST
Square Enix and DeNA are developing the first social game based on the Final Fantasy IP in Japan. The game, which was initially revealed via a teaser yesterday, will be released via DeNA’s Mobage platform, and while there isn’t a date set, pre-registrations are being accepted. Those in Japan who own Fantasy Type-0 on PSP will receive an exclusive in-game reward. This will be the third social game from Square, with Facebook games Knights of the Crystals and Chocobo’s Crystal Tower released previously.
Still no word on a western localization. Thanks, GI.biz.
Thu, Oct 27, 2011 | 23:35 BST
Described as “an RPG where you fight for your friends”, the game is set for release in Japan in northern winter and will sport some connectivity with Final Fantasy Type-0.
No word on whether we’ll see a localised version on the Western Mobage network.
Thu, Jul 28, 2011 | 21:51 BST
Time for more shorts, and the list is rather, er um, short this afternoon.
Tue, Jul 26, 2011 | 10:03 BST
We say “social gaming,” you say, “ewwww.” Normally, anyway. But what if we then say “Suda 51“? Oh goodness, you’re looking quite pale. You should probably sit dow– and your head just exploded. Now we get to say “ewwww.” But! Your head’s loss isn’t in vain, because we’re going to use it for a relatively serviceable segue. Because… because blood. Yeah.