22 December 2011 – SUCCESS Corp. officially announces the commercial status of Farm Life Sheep Village.
2 years after the web browser service of Minna de kurasou Hitsujimura began in Japan, it is finally available to its fans outside of Japan in the form of Farm Life Sheep Village, as the first English online version of the popular Sheep Village series.
Sheep Village is a Free-to-Play online farm simulation game that goes into commercial service today. It is Success Corporation’s first foray online for the Sheep Village series, all of which were previously console-based.
“To date, the Sheep Village series has been our representative title that is familiar to many of our customers in Japan on the PSP, PS2 and NDS platforms. With the web browser version onboard, it has come to be loved by over 1 million people worldwide. Now, it is with great pleasure to announce that customers in SE Asia can also get to enjoy this game. Hereafter, not only is it scheduled to start in the English service, but in other languages as well,” said Takato Yoshinari, President of Success Corporation.
While retaining the general gameplay of the previous instalments, it offers a fresh take of the series with the introduction of some new features. New additions to the franchise include leaderboard ranking and the illustration book, features that were absent in the previous Sheep Village titles. These allow the players to witness the growth of their farms and gain access to in-game rewards as they play and level up in the game. Players can also visit their friends’ farms to check out each other’s progress as well as send presents or hunt together through the Friend function.
Another new highlight is the online shop, where players can either purchase items boosts or farm expansions to facilitate in their farm work, or try their luck at the Sheep Lottery to win exclusive collectibles for bragging rights.
With an easy learning curve and a time system controlled by players that allows them to play at a pace they are comfortable with, Sheep Village is set to appeal to casual players or office workers looking for a quick entertainment during lunch breaks.
Sheep Village has been ranked as the most addictive web browser game for female players on Yahoo Japan.
It is scheduled to launch with its full features at the end of December 2011. For more information regarding the game, please visit http://www.success-corp.net/sv2/ .
About Success Corporation
Success Corporation was established in 1978 as a developer for arcade and console software before moving on to developing software for almost all platforms. To date, we have developed over 1000 well known titles. In recent years, Success Corporation's many notable advancements in server technology have enabled us to expand into the online and social/web game market as well. As a market leader for pachinko and pachi-slot LCD software, we have come to gain the trust of many manufacturers over the years.
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