HTC Corporation, a pioneer in innovative smart mobile and virtual reality technologies, today announced a development collaboration with SQUARE ENIX Co., Ltd. (“Square Enix”), a world-famous game publisher headquartered at Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo with Yosuke Matsuda as the President and CEO, to launch ‘Kai-ri-Sei Million Arthur VR’ Prior to HTC Vive next Spring. The trial version will be shown for the first time at the Tokyo Game Show 2016 at both the HTC Vive and Gree Co., Ltd. (“Gree”) booths.
Naoya Kashima, Producer at Square Enix, said, “We are delighted to announce Kai-ri-Sei Million Arthur VR is finally being delivered to the end users. This is not just a brush-up version of the pilot; all scenarios have been newly developed. We strongly believe the powerful 360-scened card battle and unique characters in the immersive world of VR in started with HTC Vive will be loved by the fans.”
Eiji Araki, Vice President of Gree, said, “Having the opportunity to develop this world famous title ‘Kai-ri-Sei Million Arthur’ of Square Enix Co., Ltd. to a mature VR game was a challenge for both Gree Inc. and Gree VR studio. It is also a great chance to deliver such an attractive VR experience to consumers. We hope you will enjoy it at TGS 2016.”
“Since the HTC Vive arrived at retail stores across Japan last month, there’s been a growing swell of acclaim and a strong sales response,” says Jack Tong, President of North Asia, HTC. “We are now extensively working with the global leading Game Soft creator and developer, Square Enix and its partner, Gree to launch the VR version of Kai-ri-Sei Million Arthur VR, one of the best-selling mobile card games worldwide, exclusively on HTC Vive. This strategic partnership will help foster the global virtual reality ecosystem, and deliver the most inspiring and vibrant experiences on the HTC Vive.”
Kai-ri-Sei Million Arthur VR’ to be Released Next Spring!
‘Kai-ri-Sei Million Arthur’ is a top rated game distributed by Square Enix on multiple platforms such as smartphones (iOS/Android) and consoles. It has had more than 14 million downloads worldwide. However, in the world of virtual reality, it corresponds to a 360-degree view. You can enjoy flashy card battles with high definition 3D bosses designed especially for VR, and interact with iconic characters. This is not just a virtual reality version of ‘Kai-ri-Sei Million Arthur’, but an independent story-telling sellout content. Although a beta version scene from Kai-ri-Sei Million Arthur in VR has been shown before, this officially announced title goes far beyond the pilot, with all scenarios newly developed.
Unveiling at Tokyo Game show 2016: Touch & Try!
Join us to experience the unveiling of ‘Kai-ri-Sei Million Arthur VR’ at Tokyo Game Show 2016 from September 15-18th at Makuhari Messe. You can enjoy the most engaging and immersive VR card game with HTC Vive at the HTC Vive booth in Hall 9 and Gree’s booth in Hall 2.
※ At Tokyo Game Show 2016, we will distribute tickets for the demo experience at the venue. Demo slots are limited, so please come early to avoid disappointment.
‘Kai-ri-Sei Million Arthur VR’ at Tokyo Game Show 2016
|Venue:||Makuhari Messe (2-1 Nakase Mihama-ku Chiba-shi, Chiba Pref.)|
|Date:||Business days ─ 10:00-17:00, Thursday, Sept 15th to Friday, Sept 16th|
|Public days ─ 10:00-17:00, Saturday, Sept 17th to Sunday, Sept 18th|
|Booth:||HTC Vive ─ Hall 9, 9-W14|
|Gree ─ Hall 2, S04|
About Kai-ri-Sei Million Arthur
Kai-ri-Sei Million Arthur is a flagship title of the Million Arthur series distributed for smartphones in 2014 and for Sony PS Vita/PS4 in September 2016, it is a command battle and is a different game system from the previous ‘Kakusansei Million Arthur’. In addition, new stories of Arthur and his party are awaiting users, not only in Japan but overseas as the game gains popularity.
Continuing the previous game policy, Square Enix appointed Mr. Kazuma Kamachi to create the scenario and Mr. Kenichi Maeyamada the music. Mr. Kenji Ito joined for the music production and Mrs. Nana Mizuki sung the theme song they composed, making the staff group involved in this time game much more gorgeous. Character voices performed by popular voice actors and competitive performance of illustrations drawn by many famous illustrators are some of the many features of this series.
|Title||：Kai-ri-Sei Million Arthur VR|
|Category||：VR Character Command RPG|
|Launch date||：2017 Spring (planned)|
|Price||：Not decided yet|
|Copy right||：© 2016 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved.|