Vienna, Austria, February 10th 2010
Bplus, independent software developer and creator of innovative WiiWare™ titles PLÄTTCHEN– twist 'n' paint, Niki– Rock 'n' Ball and Bit Boy!!, is happy to announce the forming of a partnership with Marvelous Entertainment Inc., one of Japan's leading video game publishing companies known for Wii™ hit titles such as No More Heroes™, Little Kings Story and Harvest Moon.
As a first step, Marvelous will bring the enhanced Japanese version of the funky retrorama WiiWare title Bit Boy!! with the new name Bit Man!! to the Japanese market as part of its upcoming World Game Parade.
Yasuhiro Wada, chief creative officer of Marvelous:
"We really believe in creativity at Marvelous and when we saw Bit Man!! we definitely thought that this was the kind of unique and original title you couldn't find in Japan, but could still be enjoyed by Japanese users too. So, we had to add it into our World Game Parade line-up. Bplus did a great job at localizing it and we are really looking forward to hearing the feedback from the users here."
Bernd Geiblinger, CEO and Art Director of Bplus:
"When we were invited by Wada-san to take part in the World Game Parade, we couldn't have been more excited. Marvelous offers us the fantastic opportunity to tap into the Japanese market that is home to players constantly longing fornew and creative concepts. The team at Marvelous shows a tremendous support for our ideas and we cannot wait to release Bit Man!! and other future projects together with them."
In Europe and America the WiiWare title Bit Boy!! is ready for download on the Wii Shop Channel for 600 Wii Points. In Japan, Bit Man!! will be available very soon.
About Bit Boy!! and Bit Man!!:
Bit Man!!, is a totally new kind of game mix in which one-pixel-hero Kubi rushes through the whole history of videogames in order to save his pixel pals.
One or two Players accompany Kubi in this totally crazy-pixellated retro journey and battle hordes of nasty monsters in
64-Bit arenas and
Bplus– it’s fun to play
Bplus is an independent Austrian software developer that creates totally new and innovative videogames exclusively for Nintendo systems.
The company was founded in Vienna on 07/07/2003 and consists only of highly motivated people who all share their passion for video games.
Each member gives his best to develop fantastic games in the highest possible quality.
Bplus uses cutting-edge hard- and software to create wonderful gaming experiences with stunning graphics, stirring music and the feeling of pure fun.
ABOUT MARVELOUS ENTERTAINMENT INC.
Marvelous Entertainment is a leading Japanese creator of interactive entertainment with such esteemed franchises as Harvest Moon, Rune Factory, Little King's Story and No More Heroes under their corporate umbrella. More information on Marvelous Entertainment can be found at http://www.mmv.co.jp/game .