Anyone who reads or follows manga will recognize Shueisha’s name very quickly. After all, the brand is known for publishing and overseeing major manga/anime media franchises such as Dragon Ball, One Piece, Naruto, and much more.
It looks like the company doesn’t want to stop there, as Shueisha has officially announced that it will be dipping its toes into game publishing, with the introduction of Shueisha Games. The new division is an extension of the game development initiatives overseen by the Shueisha Game Creators CAMP.
Apart from supporting game developers, the publishing house aims to encourage collaborations between developers and relevant media such as manga creators, novelists, screenwriters, etc., and let them create original works.
To date, 4000 developers have registered for Game Creator CAMP, and the number of supported games has exceeded 10, including unannounced ones, and large-scale games are already in development. The first of these is a mobile game developed by a major non-Japanese studio, with character design taken care of by a major mangaka who publishes his work in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine.
Finally, the company unveiled the first four titles that will be released under the publishing house: Oni by Kenei Design, Ukiyo by Seaknot Studios, The children’s tower by Tasto Alpha, and Captain Velvet Meteor: the dimensions of the jump + by Momo-pi Studio.