What You Need to Know:
- Now this news totally came out of left field because VIZ Media is usually known for acquiring a plethora of notable anime and manga titles, with its hand in gaming as well, but it seems now that the famed company is looking to pursue gaming in a serious way! Rose City Games and VIZ Media have announced a partnership to debut original, narrative-driven games.
- 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.
- The first title to be published by VIZ Media will be the supernatural action/adventure game, 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.
- 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. To know more, be sure to check out the official website!
Source: Official Press Release
Great to see VIZ Media taking on new endeavors! Venturing out to try new things will only signal growth over the long term.
This is exciting news! I look forward to more details! It looks really promising!