Shueisha, the Japanese publisher behind Shonen Jump and some of the biggest manga titles in the world, is stepping into the arena of games with a recently established company. Featuring Shinichiro Hirono as representative director and Masahiko Ibaraki, Motokazu Kitabatake, Yoshihisa Heishi and Masana Takahashi as company directors, Shueisha Games currently has multiple titles in the works for later this year and beyond.
Among the revealed games we have tentatively-titled 3D action game ONI, due out on unspecified platforms in 2022. This one is being developed by Small World Entertainment under the direction of Kenei Design.
The Tower of Children is a survival roguelike adventure that’s on the way this summer.
Captain Velvet Meteor in The Jump+ Dimensions finds a shy boy named Damien moving to Japan and eventually fighting alongside Shonen Jump+ heroes in his imaginary world. The tactical action game is coming to Nintendo Switch this summer.
UKIYO is a cyberpunk adventure with a distinctly Japanese aesthetic that’s being penciled in for sometime between 2022 and early 2023.
Beyond these titles, there’s a new mobile game in the works at a major overseas game company, featuring character designs by a famous Weekly Shonen Jump artist. The release date is TBA but its global plans will begin in Japan and Asia.
There’s also a “Multiplayer Speed Trick Action Title” in the works, as well as new large-scale projects that will team Shueisha’s popular writers and editorial knowledge up with major game companies. Stay tuned for more on all of these and other titles in the pipeline soon, and check out the official website for Shueisha Games.
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