Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. is thrilled to announce to participate in Google's gaming platform, Stadia™. The first of these titles will be "SUPER BOMBERMAN R ONLINE," the latest entry in the Bomberman series.
Stadia™ is a cloud gaming platform from Google that has been available in 14 countries across North America and Europe since November 2019. This service enables users to play games with just an internet-connected smartphone or PC, eliminating the need for dedicated hardware. With cloud gaming, all game-related data is processed on cloud servers, enabling users to play games anytime, anywhere, without needing to download large amounts of data to their device.
In an effort to introduce our properties to a wider audience, KONAMI has been pursuing a "multi-device, multi-game design" approach. For example, the popular Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game has appeared on mobile devices and PC in the form of "Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links." We have also released mobile and console versions of Winning Eleven titles around the world, spanning the action soccer, card collecting and club management genres.
Additionally, we are aggressively exploring new technologies, including PlayStation®VR support for console titles "ANUBIS ZONE OF THE ENDERS : M∀RS" and "Jikkyou Pawafuru Puroyakyu 2018," and the use of AR tournament elements at the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2018.
In our mission to create fun, new ways of play, we continue to adopt emerging technologies as we craft exciting gaming experiences for our customers. By releasing titles for Stadia™, which allows games to be easily played on various devices, we hope to make our games accessible to new users in addition to longtime fans.
Konami Digital Entertainment will continue to make its content available through a range of devices and avenues, in order to reach an ever greater number of users.