Danganronpa and Zero Escape developer Spike Chunsoft has established a North American subsidiary in Long Beach, California called Spike Chunsoft, Inc. The company announced today that the new subsidiary will serve as a base of operations for its global and localization strategy.
Here’s what Spike Cunsoft Co., Ltd. and Spike Chunsoft, Inc. president and CEO Mitsutoshi Sakurai said about the move:
“Ever since our merger in 2012, we at Spike Chunsoft have dedicated ourselves to creating fun and unique titles. Our world today is more connected than ever — we can play games with people across the globe and exchange information in multiple languages instantaneously.
But even as information is more easily shared, the world still holds a wealth of undiscovered entertainment. As Spike Chunsoft, it is our goal to cultivate this potential into something new and memorable that transcends time, genre, and nationality.
Until now, our titles were produced in Japan and distributed worldwide by our business partners. But given how the instantaneous speed of information has become the norm, we believe that communicating with our overseas audience directly is a new avenue for us to create joy.
Spike Chunsoft, Inc. connects us with our fans and their passion to producing more of the fun and unique titles the global community has come to expect from us.
We can’t wait to say “Hello, world!””
There will be much more coming as a result of this move, with more information teased for the Game Developers Conference 2018 in March. The company will be sharing product demos of their upcoming projects, as well as more information on its global expansion plans.