9.11.2012

Japanese sumo becomes the social game at last

Today, GREE announced that releases a mobile social game of sumo "Oozumou Card Kessen" in November.


This is the first time that Sumo becomes the social game. Besides, it is an official license title of Japan Sumo association.

Every sport became the social game in Japan. However, sumo is a ceremony as well as sports, and it have severe religious precepts, authority and a tradition. Therefore it was difficult to make it a social game like other sports willingly.

However, the sumo has already become the trading card in a real life and  card social games are very popular in Japan.

BBM 2012 大相撲カード BOX
BBM 2012 大相撲カード BOX

The sumo social game of GREE is developed based on this. In the game, users can build their own sumo stable(Sumo Beya: 相撲部屋), train wrestlers and fight wrestlers from other users. All wrestlers appearing in the game are real life sumo stars.



 
I think that such a social game should perform global expansion. Then, GREE can send Japanese culture to the world through a social game.

4 件のコメント:

Lara Takahashi さんのコメント...

Sumo is so scary ;D

籠谷千穂 さんのコメント...

It is very exciting if gets used :)

mia さんのコメント...

えええええ!驚きです(笑

籠谷千穂 さんのコメント...

こういうゲームこそ海外展開したらいいのにな、と思います。ゲームを通して日本文化を発信できるし。