TOKYO, Japan - March 21, 2012 - GREE and LEVEL-5, a leading game publisher in Japan today announced that they have agreed on a global partnership to bring three successful mobile social game titles exclusively to the upcoming GREE Platform that will be available in Q2 2012.

  • Left: Yoshikazu Tanaka, GREE, Inc. CEO
    Right: Akihiro Hino, LEVEL-5 Inc. President and CEO

For the first time, GREE and LEVEL-5 will bring together their expertise in mobile social gaming and the free-to-play business model, to bring these well-known games to mobile players around the world. As part of the partnership, LEVEL-5 will introduce “NI NO KUNI: DAIBOUKEN MONSTERS*1”, “INAZUMA ELEVEN: ATSUMEYOUZE!!! *1”, and “Little Battlers eXperience™: Hi-Grade Customization*2” to both feature phones and smartphones.

“NI NO KUNI: DAIBOUKEN MONSTERS*1” – an RPG, Monster-themed card battle game – will invite users to explore the mysteries of another world as they go on distant quests and fight evil bosses. This will mark the first time that the highly successful Japanese fantasy RPG series “Ni no Kuni” will be available on mobile. The pre-registration starts on March 21, 2012 in Japan, and the title will be released worldwide on the “GREE Platform.”

GREE and LEVEL-5 will also launch the first mobile versions of the highly popular Inazuma Eleven and Little Battlers eXperience™ series on the GREE platform. Both games are primarily children's games but will feature content that will appeal to gamers of all ages, globally.

The “GREE Platform” is a global mobile social gaming platform that will connect gamers with each other and high-quality content from around the world while offering developers access to a fully “borderless” cross-platform network of high-engagement iOS and Android™ players. GREE will continue to focus on building relationships with third party game developers and publishers as they move towards releasing their new global mobile social games platform. GREE is dedicated to providing the leading mobile social gaming ecosystem for users around the world, by creating high-quality content in collaboration with established global partners.

LEVEL-5 has been expanding business not only in Japan but overseas, focusing on “creating the best entertainment brand in the world.” Starting with “NI NO KUNI: DAIBOUKEN MONSTERS*1,” LEVEL-5 will provide various game titles for users around the world on the new global “GREE Platform.”

About NI NO KUNI: DAIBOUKEN MONSTERS*1

Title “NI NO KUNI: DAIBOUKEN MONSTERS*1
Genre RPG/Card Battle
pre-registration starts March 21, 2012
Platforms Smartphones:
・Android; Android 2.2 and above
・iOS; iPhone 3GS /4 /4S

Feature Phones:
・docomo/au/SoftBank ; Flash Lite1.1
Access Smartphones:
[QR Code]

[URL]
http://pf.gree.jp/50796

Feature Phones:
[QR Code]

[URL]
http://mpf.gree.jp/50796
Game Page [URL]
http://www.level5.co.jp/products/ninokuni-monsters/
Price Free to download; items may be purchased within the game
Information ©LEVEL-5 / GREE developed by Edia

Key Game Features:

Explore the mysteries of another world by teaming up with your Familiars!

  • Battle creatures you meet along the way.
  • Win to obtain the creature cards and make them your familiars.
  • Over 200 types of creatures!
  • Explore the world and complete the card set!
  • Screenshots
  • Familiars
  • Screenshots of a RAID Battle
  • Bosses of a RAID Battle

The “Hidden” Card System

An occupant from the other world is trapped in every card. By flipping the card over, players will also be able to use the occupant's abilities in battle. Rare cards will give you greater power such as greater recovery and special attack triggers.

GREE will also launch titles from the Inazuma Eleven and Little Battlers eXperience™ series! The titles are “INAZUMA ELEVEN: ATSUMEYOUZE!!!*1” and “Little Battlers eXperience™: Hi-Grade Customization*2”respectively.

“INAZUMA ELEVEN: ATSUMEYOUZE!!!*1” and “Little Battlers eXperience™: Hi-Grade Customization*2” are collaborative titles that will follow “NI NO KUNI: DAIBOUKEN MONSTERS*1

  • “INAZUMA ELEVEN: ATSUMEYOUZE!!!*1
  • “Little Battlers eXperience™:
    Hi-Grade Customization*2

LEVEL-5 and GREE will jointly plan and develop social games not only for Japan but for several countries, which will be provided on the “GREE Platform.” Through this partnership, GREE and LEVEL-5 pursue the provision of more entertaining contents for users around the world and expansion of the social gaming markets, with strengthening global businesses by creating high synergy.

About GREE, Inc.

GREE is a global mobile social gaming company at the forefront of mobile technology. GREE is focused on building the leading mobile social gaming ecosystem for users and developers worldwide, with an emphasis on creating and supporting unique free-to-play game content. The new GREE Platform will be available in Q2 2012. Following the acquisition of OpenFeint Inc. in April 2011, GREE's robust network now reaches over 190 million players and offers over 7,500 game applications to users around the world. With offices in Tokyo (head office), San Francisco, London, Beijing, Sao Paulo, and Dubai, GREE will continue to expand aggressively worldwide.

About LEVEL-5 Inc.

GREE is a global mobile social gaming company at the forefront of mobile technology. GREE is focused on building the leading mobile social gaming ecosystem for users and developers worldwide, with an emphasis on creating and supporting unique free-to-play game content. The new GREE Platform will be available in Q2 2012. Following the acquisition of OpenFeint Inc. in April 2011, GREE's robust network now reaches over 190 million players and offers over 7,500 game applications to users around the world. With offices in Tokyo (head office), San Francisco, London, Beijing, Sao Paulo, and Dubai, GREE will continue to expand aggressively worldwide.

*1 Game titles are TBD.
*2 Japanese game title TBD. English title tentative, this is a direct translation of a Japanese working title.
*3 All data collected is from the end of February 2012.
GREE and the GREE logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of GREE, Inc. in Japan and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
When using the images of “NI NO KUNI: DAIBOUKEN MONSTRSE*1” please mention “©LEVEL5/GREE developed by Edia” with each use. When using the images of “INAZUMA ELEVEN: ATSUMEYOUZE!!! *1” and “Little Battlers eXperience™: Hi-Grade Customization *2” please mention “©LEVEL-5 Inc.” with each use.

[Correction on Mar. 21]
Before the correction:
Please consult LEVEL-5, Inc. when using any of the images and mention “©LEVEL5/GREE developed by Edia” with each use.

After the correction:
When using the images of “NI NO KUNI: DAIBOUKEN MONSTRSE*1” please mention “©LEVEL5/GREE developed by Edia” with each use. When using the images of “INAZUMA ELEVEN: ATSUMEYOUZE!!! *1” and “Little Battlers eXperience™: Hi-Grade Customization *2” please mention “©LEVEL-5 Inc.” with each use.

[Reason of the correction on Mar. 21]
Incorrect description was included in the sentence.

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