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CMGE Made Strategic Partnership With GREE to Co-Develop and Publish the First Official Mobile Game on Naruto in China(July 31, 2014)
HONG KONG, July 31, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- China Mobile Games and Entertainment Group Limited ("CMGE" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:CMGE), the largest publisher and a leading developer of mobile games in China, today announced that it has made exclusive strategic partnership with GREE, a famous Japanese social networking platform company, to co-develop the first official mobile game on Naruto in China. CMGE also has the rights to publish the game and combat piracy in China.
Naruto is a masterpiece of Japanese cartoonist Masashi Kishimoto and serialized on < Weekly Shonen Jump > from 1999. It has been translated into various languages and released in more than 30 overseas countries. Cumulative circulation of the original comic has reached more than 200 million globally. Its animation has been played in a number of countries and regions, with a high and world-class popularity.
"We are delighted to cooperate with GREE to co-develop and publish the official mobile game on Naruto in China. GREE, together with Shueisha Inc, TV Tokyo Corporation and Studio Pierrot, as the production committee (IP owner), recognize and trust the R&D and publishing capability of CMGE. We really appreciate that," said Xiao Jian, CEO of CMGE. "CMGE has been working diligently to provide great mobile games to extensive players. In our joint effort with GREE, we believe the official mobile game on Naruto will be launched in the fourth quarter this year. Warm-up activities will be started soon. Besides, we will start to clean up the pirated market in the meanwhile."
CMGE is the largest publisher and a leading developer of mobile games in China with integrated capabilities across the mobile game value chain. Its fully integrated capabilities include the development, licensing, publishing, distribution and operation of mobile games, primarily in China. Its social games are mainly developed for Android and iOS-based smartphones. CMGE's extensive distribution network includes its proprietary Game Center application, handset pre-installations, application stores and web platforms and mobile network operators. The offices are in Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Beijing, Chengdu, Shanghai and Hong Kong. The Company's stock is traded on NASDAQ under the symbol CMGE. For more corporate and product information, please visit CMGE's website at http://www.cmge.com.
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