Epic opens new studio in Tokyo

By Nathan Grayson
25 September 2009 04:16 GMT


During a panel at the Tokyo Game Show, Epic Games president Mike Capps announced that the Gears of War developer is staffing up for a studio in Tokyo.

The new team will primarily be responsible for lending its technological know-how to Japanese developers, who’ve traditionally had trouble with the Unreal Engine 3.

However, games aren’t completely out of the question for the exported studio.

“We are fanboys of Japanese gaming … We have deep respect for the long history of excellent Japanese games,” Capps said, using Shadow Complex’s Metroidvanian roots as an example.

There’s more over at Joystiq.

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