TOKYO, JAPAN – June 13, 2012 – Cygames, Inc. and DeNA Co., Ltd. have announced today that the iOS version of Cygames’ popular social card battle game Rage of Bahamut provided on DeNA Group’s Mobage network, has achieved the number-one ranking on the App Store’s Top Grossing chart in the U.S. The Android version of the title has also ranked number one on Google Play’s top grossing chart for more than six consecutive weeks in the U.S., making the title a cross-platform blockbuster.
Rage of Bahamut, developed originally as a browser-based title by Cygames and offered on DeNA’s Mobage network in Japan as Shingeki-No-Bahamut, is a fantasy adventure game in which players roam the world by collecting, synthesizing and evolving a variety of unique cards with intricate, fantasy-themed artwork. The title was recently localized into English and released in February as an Android app for Mobage’s worldwide network, operated by DeNA’s U.S. subsidiary ngmoco, LLC. The iOS version of the title was released on May 15 on Mobage as well, and has been steadily climbing the App Store’s top grossing chart. In addition to the access to Mobage’s user network, ngmoco has provided user-acquisition support for the title. Rage of Bahamut currently has more than one million registered users across Android and iOS.
“Cygames is delighted to see US Mobage users enjoying Rage of Bahamut,” said Koichi Watanabe, President & CEO of Cygames, Inc. “We will continue to bring the best entertainment experiences that exceed the expectations of people around the world.”
“Having reached the number-one spots on both Google Play and the App Store, Cygame’s Rage of Bahamut is officially America’s number one mobile app,” said Isao Moriyasu, Representative Director and President of DeNA. “This achievement clearly shows that truly compelling game designs can be enjoyed by people across cultures, and across different devices on our Mobage platform.
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
DeNA Co., Ltd. is a global Internet company focused on social games, e-commerce and other Web services for mobile devices and PCs. DeNA’s current flagship business is its mobile social games platform Mobage, which offers first-, second- and third-party games on four localized user networks across Japan, China, South Korea and the rest of the world. The original Mobage network in Japan currently serves over 40 million registered users with more than 2,000 titles. Founded in 1999 as a small startup in Tokyo, DeNA currently has over 1,800 employees worldwide working at offices and development studios in 16 cities across 11 countries and regions. The company generated annual sales of more than 1.8 billion U.S. dollars in the fiscal year ended March 2012. DeNA is listed on the Tokyo stock exchange (2432). For more information, visit www.dena.jp/intl.
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