In the past we have covered a fair number of Ninja Division titles, and we have adored most of their board and card games so far. This makes their recent announcement very interesting to our team.
Ninja Division Publishing™, LLC and Seven Seas Entertainment™, LLC are proud to announce the formation of a new joint venture game company, Shinobi 7. Combining Ninja Division’s expertise in superior quality game design with Seven Seas’ know-how in license acquisition and curation, Shinobi 7 will focus on producing tabletop games that are based on hit anime, manga, and pop culture brands.
“I’m absolutely thrilled about our partnership,” says Seven Seas Publisher Jason DeAngelis, who will act as Shinobi 7’s CEO. “Ninja Division is a groundbreaking company that has created a new category of chibi-style games. They are experts at what they do, and have earned the respect of the gaming community. Combined with Seven Seas’ licensing capabilities, Shinobi 7 is well-positioned to acquire and curate licenses and make high quality games.”
Shinobi 7’s new games will join Ninja Division’s lineup of breakout brands such as Super Dungeon™: Explore, currently produced in four languages with sales of over 100,000 core games and more than half a million expansions. Ninja Division Publishing will oversee marketing, promotions, sales, warehousing, and fulfillment for all Shinobi 7 products.
“I’m very excited about the potential this joint venture creates for both companies,” says Ninja Division Partner Kai Nesbit, who will act as Shinobi 7’s President. “As the leading independent manga publisher in North America, Seven Seas has a tremendous amount of experience and expertise in licensing and publishing content from Japan. Together, our joint venture will bring a fresh perspective to the game market.”
This fall, Shinobi 7 will launch its first title: Space Dandy Galactic Deck-Building Game. As seen on Cartoon Network’s ADULT SWIM™, Space Dandy is a hit anime series created by legendary director Shinichiro Watanabe, best known for his work on the anime Cowboy Bebop. The game contains over two hundred cards, forty star tokens, player boards, and a full-color rulebook. Space Dandy Galactic Deck-Building Game will be available in retail stores Q4 2016, and will list at $49.99.
Shinobi 7 currently is also working on the following games, scheduled for launch in 2017:
Tokyo Ghoul, a deck-building game, adapted from the hit anime franchise about an alternate reality where monstrous ghouls and humans coexist.
Strike Witches, a miniature-based board game, adapted from the anime of the same name, that pits a team of flying girls with advanced weaponry in dogfights against an invading alien force.
Spice and Wolf, an economy-based board game about traveling merchants peddling their wares, based on the hit anime franchise of the same name.
Article by Nick