EitaroSoft and The9 Limited have concluded a license agreement to jointly deploy in the Chinese market a smartphone version of EitaroSoft’s Galaxy Frontier.
It is said to be the first Japanese mobile 3D Action MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game), currently in service at two media sites — “esgames” ( http://esgm.jp/pc/ ) operated by EitaroSoft and the “docomo market” operated by Japan’s mobile carrier NTT DOCOMO.
In China, according to EitaroSoft, there is already an enormous online game market consisting of more than 2 million game players.[ Also Read: China Making Hot Games for Virtual Players ]
The9 has started to focus its business on this smartphone entertainment market in China. For instance, the Chinese firm has been licensed to deploy in China “OpenFeint,” well-known worldwide as a game platform or SDK for smartphones.[ Also Read: Superhero Robojit Lands on the Sand Planet ]
EitaroSoft aims to familiarize Chinese smartphone users with online games through this 3D mobile Action MMORPG Galaxy Frontier.[ Also Read: China Bullying Others to Boycott Nobel Ceremony ]
According to the company, the game has kept the first place in “the most downloaded application” ranking in the Roll Playing Game (RPG) category of the docomo market (ranked 1st place out of 155 apps as of Feb. 14, 2011) since Dec. 1, 2010.
Now, EitaroSoft is planning to target global smartphone market starting with Japan and China, followed by South Korea, the USA and other markets.
The9 Limited is a leading online game developer and operator in China.
EitaroSoft made this announcement today, Feb. 22.