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 email@example.com | Tel: +81-3-4366-7205 or Cygames, Inc. PR Division, firstname.lastname@example.org or fortyseven communications Sibel Sunar, 323-658-1200 email@example.com
Cygames’ Rage of Bahamut Offered by Mobage Tops U.S. Top-Grossing Android Apps on Google Play
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