Japan’s DeNA Partners with Yahoo Kimo for Mobile Games in Taiwan

Rick Martin
3:40 pm on Oct 24, 2012

More news from the folks at DeNA (TYO:2432) today as the Japanese gaming company is announcing a partnership to bring its Mobage platform to Taiwanese smartphone users, cooperating with leading local web portal Yahoo Kimo.

The deal will mean that Mobage mobile apps for iOS and Android will be made available via the games icon at the top of Yahoo Kimo’s mobile portal (see the games page, pictured below). The Mobage titles that are currently available in traditional Chinese include popular titles like Ninja Royale and Cygames Inc’s Rage of Bahamut.

Interestingly, Yahoo Hong Kong’s mobile site will also feature a mobile games option from which users can then arrive at this new Yahoo Kimo games section. So DeNA is actually reaching more than just Taiwan here. Yahoo Kimo’s managing director Frank Chen noted in the announcement:

With the combination of internationally popular games brought from DeNA and featured content compiled by Yahoo!Kimo editors, we’ll bring our users the best mobile social gaming experience.

As we have mentioned before, DeNA has been quite active in mainland China over the past year, with similar Mobage partnerships with companies like Renren, Kaixin001, and lots more besides.

Just two weeks ago, the wildly popular Rage of Bahamut was launched on Mobage China as well.



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  • Josh

    Hearing a lot about DeNa but not Gree recently even after their global platform launch. What’s going on?

    @Jacques what rubbish comment is that.

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  • http://www.jocuri.si/ Jocuri

    Hi Rick.
    Yahoo seems to be smart here.. There is a lot of demand for mobile games and it will even bigger in the near future in my opinion.
    Thank you for taking your time to write is great post man

  • Anonymous

    Big step for Dena as well

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