DeNA's Mobile RPG Blood Brothers Tops U.S. Google Play's Top Grossing Apps Chart
TOKYO, JAPAN - November 13, 2012 -DeNA Co., Ltd. (TSE: 2432) announced today that Blood Brothers, a free-to-play mobile social game developed by DeNA for its Mobage social games platform, hit number one in the U.S. for the first time on Google Play's Top Grossing Apps chart over the past weekend. Currently, three Mobage games - Rage of Bahamut (#1), Blood Brothers (#2) and Marvel: War of Heroes (#9) - are ranked in the top ten on the U.S. Google Play Top Grossing chart.
Blood Brothers was the second Mobage title to lead the U.S. Google Play top grossing chart after Cygames, Inc.'s long-time blockbuster Rage of Bahamut, which hit No. 1 in April 2012 and has consistently held the top spot over the past six months. Developed and operated by DeNA's Tokyo headquarters, Blood Brothers is currently available for Android and iOS devices in North America, Europe and other territories where the English version of Mobage is accessible. The title has also been successful internationally, reaching number one for top-grossing apps on Google Play in 22 countries and regions such as Canada, France and Sweden.
"Following the success of Rage of Bahamut, we are delighted to see Blood Brothers also gaining remarkable popularity in the U.S. and other countries," said Kenji Kobayashi, executive games director at DeNA. "In Japan, DeNA has accumulated extensive know-how on rapidly iterative game design, where we constantly and quickly incorporate user feedback to our games. We see Blood Brothers' success as another solid proof point that the model works across borders, not just in Japan."
Blood Brothers is an epic role-playing game set in a dark fantasy universe featuring a unique RPG gameplay system that pairs simple battle and combat mechanics with deep customization and character building. The player takes on the role of a hero who has been turned into a vampire, and seeks out allies and binds them in a ritual of blood. Blood Brothers is updated regularly, giving players an abundance of fresh content such as new and fearsome creatures to fight and recruit.
For more information on Blood Brothers and to download the free game on Google Play or the Apple Apple App Store, please visit: http://mobage.com/games/blood-brothers-rpg Click here to download Blood Brothers key visual.