Not in the same-sex kind of way.
Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. has recently announced that they are forming a partnership with TOKYOPOP, the number one manga company in America, to launch a series of mobile games. Their first game will be a pirate game called East Coast Rising. With the release of the Pirates of the Caribbean sequel, this will be the one zillionth pirate product to go on sale this year.
“Transforming a hot manga property like East Coast Rising into a mobile game demonstrates the kind of synergy that’s now possible between traditional forms of entertainment and mobile content,” commented Joe Morris, vice president, mobile content, Konami Digital Entertainment. “As the leaders of the global manga revolution, TOKYOPOP reaches a teen audience that wants cool stuff to play on their cell phones.”
“We are very excited to be partnering with Konami to move TOKYOPOP’s creative juice into the white-hot area of mobile gaming. Our two brands both stand for an East-meets-West aesthetic that really speaks out to fans worldwide, so working together is a natural fit that will truly push the envelope,” said Stu Levy, CEO TOKYOPOP.
This press release came with a lot of information regarding their new game but we are not going to tell you about it for obvious reasons: We haven’t played the game. Why would we spend paragraph after paragraph regurgitating marketing spiels when the game could be the biggest piece of whackness we’ve ever played? We’ll tell you about it when we review it.