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Assassin's Creed Utopia coming to mobile from GREE and Ubisoft

Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation won't be the only way to get your assassination/conspiracy theory/fashionable hood fix on the go, as Ubisoft and GREE have announced Assassin's Creed Utopia for unknown mobile devices. The game, which is set to launch sometime later this year, will see players...

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Japan's fastest-growing game publisher isn't who you'd think

Sony's PlayStation Vita may still be brand new, and Nintendo's Wii U has yet to even hit store shelves, but Japanese developer/publisher/social platform GREE doesn't need a new console. Or any console, for that matter. Its platform is virtual, and its growth strategy is extremely aggressive. "We're...

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Regulation rumors drop GREE founder's shares by $700m

GREE founder Yoshikazu Tanaka lost about $700 million over the past two days when shares of GREE plunged 23.3 percent on Monday, then another 0.1 percent today. The rapid decline was caused by a Yomiuri report stating that Japan's Consumer Affairs Agency was considering regulating the Japanese...

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Free iOS game 'Zombie Jombie' is GREE's first original American game

GREE's new San Francisco studio has released its first game, and if you just got used to the word "GREE," get ready for another doozy. The free-to-play iOS card game Zombie Jombie gives you a deck of cards representing your very own undead army, which you use to fight "tough human bosses" and...

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GREE explains what GREE is

Here's about the limit of our knowledge regarding GREE: it's 1) a Japanese company that 2) does something with cell phone games and 3) has a ton of money. Beyond that, details get a little fuzzy. So I asked Eros Resmini, SVP of Marketing and Developer Relations at GREE's new American branch, what...

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New Assassin's Creed game, Gameloft's 'Gang Domination' coming to GREE platform

A new Assassin's Creed mobile game will launch in December of this year for English and Japanese audiences. The title is being developed by Ubisoft and GREE. In the same breath, GREE is teaming up with Gameloft on Gang Domination, which will be available on various smartphone devices this coming...

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Inafune's 'The Island of Dr. Momo' launches via GREE

The first game from Keiji Inafune's 'Comcept' studio -- the first Inafune game since Capcom, in other words -- is now available in Japan, and it's pretty dang cute. 'The Island of Dr. Momo' is a social game for smartphones, published by gigantic mobile game company GREE. It was released on...

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Tour GREE's massive TGS booth

The biggest booth on the TGS show floor, as far as we can figure, isn't Sony's or Capcom's -- it's the one occupied by mobile social game service GREE. GREE offers games from major publishers, including Sega, Capcom, and Square Enix, in major franchises, for phones. And we're not talking iOS or...

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Keiji Inafune unveils Comcept's first game: The Island of Dr. Momo

While Capcom is canceling every Keiji Inafune-originated project that isn't about Frank West, Inafune is working on new games of his own. The first game out of Inafune's company Comcept is The Island of Dr. Momo, an iOS/Android game for Japan's GREE social gaming service, to be released this...

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OpenFeint sold for $104 million to GREE

GREE, arguably the largest social media company in Japan, has cut a check for $104 million to acquire mobile games (think iOS and Android) platform OpenFeint. The goal is to "build a global ecosystem of distribution channels for game developers" through the combined efforts of the two companies,...

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