Square Enix's Million Arthur Headed to N. America and Europe
posted on by Daryl Lee Hale
South Korean publisher Gamevil announced on Wednesday that it will partner with Square Enix to release its online card battle role-playing game Million Arthur (Kaku-San-Sei Million Arthur) in North America, South America, Europe, and the Middle East. The game will be released in the first half of 2015, but the company did not specify on what platform.
Gamevil intends to expand on the free-to-play game's features with new content developed for the international release.
Square Enix announced last year it will pull the game from smartphone platforms in Japan at the end of this month.
The first Kaku-San-Sei Million Arthur game launched on iOS and Android devices in 2012. A PlayStation Vita and a Nintendo 3DS port debuted last year. A live-action television adaptation of the game aired in Japan last year.
The card battle role-playing game centers on the true King Arthur who pulls a sword from a stone — except there are a million people who claim the title, each with an Excalibur sword.
J.C. Staff animated the game's opening animation sequence, and Ken'ichi Maeyamada (Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts, MM!, Shining Hearts -Shiawase no Pan-) wrote, scored, and arranged the featured "Million of Bravery" song for singer Choucho (Eiyū Densetsu: Sora no Kiseki The Animation, Heaven's Memo Pad).
Kazuma Kamachi (A Certain Magical Index) wrote for the game. A team of more than 50 illustrators worked on the Kaku-San-Sei Million Arthur cards, including major figures such as Kiyotaka Haimura (A Certain Magical Index), Yuichi Tanaka (A Certain Magical Index, Natsuiro Kiseki), Hidari (Fractale, Natsuiro Kiseki), Miho Takeoka (Bungaku Shōjo), Suzuhito Yasuda (Durarara!!, Yozakura Quartet), BUNBUN, Takehito Harada (Disgaea), Kouhaku Kuroboshi (Sky Girls), Tinkle (Ro-Kyu-Bu!), VOFAN (Bakemonogatari, Tokitowa), and Yasu (Toradora!). Hyadain composed the soundtrack.
Square Enix launched the sequel Kai-Ri-Sei Million Arthur for mobile devices on November 11.