Crunchyroll to Release Japanese Indie Games Worldwide
The leading Anime and Asian drama streaming service partners with Nyu Media Limited to add Japanese indie games to the Crunchyroll Store
San Francisco, Calif. (June 13, 2014) – Crunchyroll, Inc., the leading global Anime and Asian drama streaming service, announces a new collaboration with Nyu Media Limited to bring Japanese indie games to Crunchyroll's international user base, direct from Japan.
Starting today, Crunchyroll users will be able to purchase Japanese indie games via digital downloads from the Crunchyroll Store. In celebration of the launch, all Nyu Media games will be 10% off until Saturday June 14th at 11:59pm US Pacific Standard Time. Titles are available worldwide, except Japan. For more information please visit: www.crunchyroll.com/store
Kun Gao, Co-Founder & CEO of Crunchyroll, Inc., says, “We are extremely excited to add Japanese indie games to the Crunchyroll Store. We feel that Nyu Media's titles will be right at home alongside our growing catalog of merchandise and extensive library of Japanese anime, drama and manga content, and we look forward to bringing more indie games to our users in the future.”
Seon King, Managing Director of Nyu Media Limited, says of the collaboration, “Nyu Media is absolutely delighted to be at the forefront of Crunchyroll's expansion into game distribution. Our range of Japanese indie games is perfect for the Crunchyroll audience, and we're excited to introduce them to some of the most outstanding talent from Japan's indie gaming scene.”
Launch titles localized and published by Nyu Media include:
Cherry Tree High Comedy Club by 773
Comedy fanatic and high school student Miley Verisse needs to recruit five people to set up a comedy club in her school, but her nemesis and the head of the student council, Octavia Richmond, isn't about to make things easy! Fans of the Persona series will love the gameplay in this slice-of-life adventure!
Croixleur Σ by souvenir circ.
This high-speed hack-and-slash brawler draws heavy inspiration from Devil May Cry's Bloody Palace mode and pits players against waves of increasingly difficult enemies. Play as either Lucrezia Visconti or Francesca Storaro as these two friends fight to protect their Queen and country!
Eryi's Action by Xtal Sword
Don't be fooled by its adorably charming looks – Eryi's Action wants you to die! Put your gaming skills, wits, and mental health on the line in this additively challenging and FUN trapformer! The game you'll be DYING to beat!
Ether Vapor Remaster by Edelweiss
An advanced prototype fighter craft with awesome firepower are at your disposal! Take on overwhelming numbers of enemy fighters and massive bosses and end the war between Lydia and Caldea in this 2.5D multi-perspective arcade action shooter!
Fairy Bloom Freesia by Edelweiss
Once upon a time, in a forest called Lita, there lived a sweet and innocent young fairy. Her name was Freesia and her fairy-fu was very, very strong! Use Freesia's advanced martial arts skills to protect her forest home from invading monsters and humans in this combo-crazy brawler!
GIGANTIC ARMY by ASTRO PORT
Pilot the GMR-34 SALADIN and lead the charge as Earth takes the fight to its alien enemy in ASTRO PORT's heartfelt homage to 16-bit era mech-shooters such as Cybernator / Assault Suits Valken, Mech Warrior, and Front Mission: Gun Hazard!
The eXceed Collection by Tennen-sozai
A trio of bullet-hell shooting games that boasts genre-leading production values and devilishly exciting gameplay. This outstanding value pack collects all three games in the eXceed series. BULLET HELL COMES AT A HEAVENLY PRICE!
About Crunchyroll, Inc.
Crunchyroll is a leading global destination and platform for Japanese anime and Asian content. Crunchyroll delivers more than 25,000 episodes and 15,000 hours of officially-licensed content from leading Asian media producers directly to viewers translated professionally in multiple languages within minutes of TV broadcast, through applications including Crunchyroll for iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle, Playstation®3, Playstation®4, Playstation®Vita, Xbox LIVE®, AppleTV, Roku, Internet-enabled TVs, set-top boxes, affiliate websites and its own streaming website.
Crunchyroll's majority investor is The Chernin Group, LLC (TCG), a privately-held, independent media holding company founded in 2010 by Peter Chernin and based in Los Angeles, CA. TCG builds, manages, operates and invests in businesses in the media, entertainment and technology sectors around the world. Crunchyroll has offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Tokyo, and is a member of the Association of Japanese Animations (AJA). More information can be found at www.crunchyroll.com.
About Nyu Media, Ltd.
Nyu Media, Ltd. is a leading localizer and publisher of independent Japanese video games. By combining high quality localizations, broad distribution and accessible price points, Nyu Media enables gamers around the world to fully enjoy excellent indie titles while supporting indie game development in Japan. For more information about Nyu Media and other quality Japanese indie games, visit: www.nyu-media.com