China’s Shanda Games Partners with Square Enix on Mobile Games around Asia




China’s Shanda Games (NASDAQ:GAME) and Japanese game developer Square Enix (TYO:9684) have announced a mobile gaming partnership, reports Marbridge Daily.

The partnership will include joint development of four titles (Final Fantasy I, II, III, and Diffusion Million Arthur) for distribution in China, Taiwan, Korea, and Southeast Asia. For China and Taiwan, Shanda Games will be the operator, while in Korea and Southeast Asia, it will be the company’s subsidiary, Actoz Soft.

According to the report, Shanda also has plans for more mobile gaming in the upcoming year, with 25 titles planned by the end of 2013.

Earlier this year Shanda Games launched its first ever mobile gaming title, called My Country, a city building game for Android. The company is best known as a developer and operator of MMO titles, so it will be interesting to see how this push into the mobile space goes.

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