First appointments and ongoing recruitment underway for new location in Tokyo
Seattle, WA – (September 23, 2020) – Kalypso Media has today announced plans to open its own publishing office in Japan in autumn 2020. Based in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Kalypso Media Japan KK will be headed up by respected and highly experienced industry veteran Kazuhiro Ueda, formerly of Ubisoft Japan KK. Recruitment for the new subsidiary is ongoing, with Kalypso seeking a PR/Marketing Manager, a Localization Manager and Community Manager – among other positions.
The main task of the company is the self-publishing of Kalypso Media’s products in Japan, including its indie subsidiary, Kasedo Games” says Kazuhiro Ueda. “Kalypso Media Japan KK will then take care of sales, localization, customer support, marketing and PR, all tailored to the Japanese market and culture.”
“Japan is one of the most important markets for digital entertainment software and our commitment in Tokyo will enable us to serve this market and its needs much better than before” Says Simon Hellwig, owner and Global Managing Director. “In the past, we have licensed our products to partners such as Square Enix or Ubisoft Japan, but with this new approach we can achieve much better added value.”
Dr. Anika Thun, International Marketing Director, adds: “We have already had very good experiences in the past with our own subsidiaries in important markets such as North America and the UK, and are firmly convinced that a direct marketing strategy adapted to local territories is not only successful for those individual markets, but also benefits the entire Kalypso Media Group on a global level.”
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About the Kalypso Media Group
Kalypso Media Group GmbH is a fully independent publisher, developer and marketer of interactive entertainment software with 100 employees in 8 locations in Germany, England and the United States, including Kasedo Games, Kalypso Media’s digital-first label, and three development studios – Realmforge Studios (Munich), Gaming Minds Studios (Gütersloh) and Claymore Game Studios (Darmstadt). A new Japan office will open in autumn 2020 in Shibuya, Tokyo.
Specializing in developing strategy games for a global audience on all modern platforms, Kalypso Media’s IP portfolio includes the full rights to the Tropico series, Commandos, Port Royale, Dungeons, Sudden Strike, and Railway Empire. Kalypso Media’s recent releases are Commandos 2 – HD Remaster and Praetorians – HD Remaster, Railway Empire – Nintendo Switch™ Edition, Dungeons 3 – Complete Collection and Railway Empire – Complete Collection. Upcoming releases include Port Royale 4 (25/09/20) and Spacebase Startopia (Spring 2021). Kasedo Games’ recent releases include Filament and console versions of Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus. Upcoming releases include Distant Kingdoms.
More information about the Kalypso Media Group is available at www.kalypsomedia.com.