Thanks to their recently-announced partnership with Rose City Games, VIZ Media (famous for their manga and anime content publishing) is entering another field of publishing- video game publishing. “The publisher of popular gaming adaptations for POKÉMON, SPLATOON, THE LEGEND OF ZELDA, HOMESTUCK, MONSTER HUNTER and more, will deepen its robust connection to the gaming world while Rose City Games, a leader in the rapidly-developing indie game scene, will introduce new and diverse voices from the world of indie games to the massive pop culture audience VIZ Media has cultivated since its founding.”
Additionally, VIZ Media’s first game title would be a supernatural action/adventure game called The World Next Door, developed by Rose City Games and featuring character designs by illustrator Lord Gris.
“The World Next Door is a narrative-driven game that centers around Jun, a rebellious teen girl trapped in a parallel world inhabited by magical creatures. Inspired by the emotional storytelling and thrilling action of both anime and indie games, players can expect to meet and develop friendships with an eclectic cast of characters while uncovering the mysteries hidden within this world.” Sounds promising indeed!
Additionally, “The World Next Door is currently in full production with a planned release on PC. VIZ Media is slated to release two more games developed by Rose City Games over the next few years, and is currently accepting publishing inquiries from developers with games at all stages of production.” Yes, they are accepting publishing inquiries so if you’re a game developer, this is a great opportunity!
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