Ultraman Mobile Game Coming from Animoca
Games Based on the Japanese Pop Culture Icon Coming Soon to Mobile Platforms
Source: Animoca, Fluid PR press release
Official Site: animoca.com
Special Thanks to Matt McAllister
Animoca, the mobile gaming developer and publisher behind hit apps such as Pretty Pet Salon, Pet Cafe, Top Models and many others, announced that it has secured the worldwide rights to develop and publish mobile games for Mr Bean, the hit British comedy television series, and Ultraman, the Japanese superhero and pop culture icon.
The license to produce mobile games based on Ultraman was granted to Animoca by Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd., a Japanese special effects studio. As the title character of the Japanese Tokusatsu television series that first aired in 1966, Ultraman is a super-powered humanoid from outer space who fights to protect the Earth from sinister aliens and rampaging monsters. Ultraman became a major Japanese pop culture phenomenon with significant international appeal, spawning dozens of sequels, spin-offs, imitations, parodies and remakes. Animoca’s license with Tsuburaya Productions is worldwide.
“We are very excited to secure the rights to two such entertaining, beloved and globally recognizable figures as Mr Bean and Ultraman,” said David Kim, co-founder and CEO of Animoca. “Our mission is to deliver first-rate games on tablets and smartphones, and we look forward to turning the incredible IPs from Tiger Aspect Productions and Tsuburaya Productions into apps that will extend and enhance the brands of Mr Bean and Ultraman.”
Animoca is a leading developer and publisher of mobile games and edutainment apps for global audiences. A subsidiary of Outblaze Ventures, the company has released more than 300 apps across multiple platforms, with more than 80 million total downloads since its launch in January 2011. Its Pretty Pet franchise has become wildly popular with audiences throughout the world, earning high acclaim from gamers and reviewers alike. Animoca also publishes several popular apps for children under its Baby Cortex brand. The company is funded by top-tier venture capital firms Intel Capital and IDG-Accel. It is headquartered in Hong Kong, with offices in Manila, Seoul, and San Francisco. For more information, visit animoca.com.
About Tsuburaya Productions
Tsuburaya Productions, creator and copyrights owner of the superhero ULTRAMAN series was founded in 1963 by Eiji Tsuburaya, world-renowned special effects wizard also known for his special effects work on the Godzilla series. With close to fifty years’ experience, it is one of Japan’s oldest and most respected independent film and television production houses. Its popular Ultraman TV and film series which premiered in 1966 has been seen in over 100 territories worldwide and has spawned over 3,000 licensed products. In addition to production, the company also handles character licensing and program distribution and staging live stage shows both domestically and internationally.