Cygames’ Rage of Bahamut Offered by Mobage Tops U.S. Top-Grossing Android Apps on Google Play

  Cygames’ Rage of Bahamut Offered by Mobage Tops U.S. Top-Grossing Android
  Apps on Google Play

Popular Japanese Card-Battle Game Also Demonstrates Strong Monetization across
                                   the West

Business Wire

TOKYO -- April 25, 2012

Cygames, Inc. and DeNA Co., Ltd. have announced today that the smartphone
social card battle game Rage of Bahamut (original title,
‘Shingeki-No-Bahamut’) provided on the Mobage network, has topped Google
Play’s Top Grossing chart in the U.S. this week. The successful title ranked
second in Sweden, sixth in Canada and seventh in the Netherlands for
top-grossing apps on Google Play.

Rage of Bahamut is a fantasy adventure game in which players roam the world,
drawing out powers from cards. After choosing between ‘Man’, ‘Gods’ or
‘Demons’, each player sets out to become the greatest adventurer in the land
by crushing enemies in battles and quests. Players build and strengthen
themselves as well as their teams by collecting, synthesizing and evolving a
variety of unique cards.

“With Rage of Bahamut as our first franchise, we intend to continue providing
the best quality games for players worldwide for exciting gaming experiences,”
said Koichi Watanabe, President of Cygames, Inc.

“Rage of Bahamut demonstrates that Japanese developers’ expertise in social
games can be applied effectively overseas,” said Isao Moriyasu, Representative
Director and President of DeNA. “The success that the title has achieved also
shows that a browser-based game can generate a remarkable average revenue per
user in the West with the right game design and the savvy in introducing apps
to the marketplace.”

“We are carefully looking at titles that can successfully cross over East and
West territories and selectively introducing games on Mobage that have the
right ingredients,” Neil Young, CEO of ngmoco and a director of DeNA, noted.
“The instant success of Rage of Bahamut is an encouraging indication that
people everywhere simply love to play great games.”

About Cygames

A developer and operator of social games, Cygames, Inc. aims to consistently
raise brand awareness by providing the “best content ever.” ‘Shingeki no
Bahamut’ is a social card game released in the fall of 2011 that has enjoyed
an enormous success as a fantasy RPG with unprecedentedly beautiful visual
elements and has now begun global deployment. For more information, visit the
company's site at: www.cygames.co.jp

About DeNA

DeNA Co., Ltd. is a world-leading online service company, and operates Mobage
social gaming platform, social networking services and e-commerce websites.
Drawing on its extensive community base and rapidly expanding developer
line-ups, Mobage currently serves over 35 million users in Japan with more
than 1,800 game titles for smartphones, feature phones as well as PCs. The
company generated annual sales of more than 1.3 billion U.S. dollars in fiscal
year ended March 2011. To expand the Mobage platform globally, DeNA is
building a presence in the US, Europe, China and South Korea. DeNA is listed
on the Tokyo stock exchange (2432). For more information, visit
www.dena.jp/intl.

Contact:

DeNA Co., Ltd.
Tomoyuki Akiyama
pr@dena.jp | Tel: +81-3-4366-7205
or
Cygames, Inc.
PR Division, corporate@cygames.co.jp
or
fortyseven communications
Sibel Sunar, 323-658-1200
sibel@fortyseven.com
 
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