Animoca Brands Japan partners with Drecom, commences full-scale support for global expansion of Japan's Web3 gaming sector
Collaboration with Drecom, renowned for its work with famous Japanese IPs
29 September 2023 - Animoca Brands Japan, a strategic subsidiary of Animoca Brands, is thrilled to announce that it will be commencing full-scale efforts to support the global expansion of Japan's web3 gaming sector, starting with a partnership with Drecom Corporation, a company distinguished for its development of popular game apps including titles such as ONE PIECE Treasure Cruise* and Everybody’s Golf**.
Animoca Brands Japan and Drecom have reached an agreement to focus their efforts on the overseas expansion of various titles featuring well-known IPs, and to explore initiatives that will facilitate cooperation between Drecom's license of the Wizardry IP and the ecosystem being constructed worldwide by Animoca Brands, with a particular emphasis on the blockchain game Eternal Crypt - Wizardry BC -.
Moving forward, Animoca Brands Japan is committed to contributing to the gaming industry and to supporting web3 ventures and project activation across diverse industries.
*Available for distribution by Bandai Namco Entertainment Co., Ltd.
**Available for distribution by ForwardWorks Corporation
Minh Do, the co-chief operating officer of Animoca Brands, commented on the partnership: “Japanese games are incredibly popular worldwide, and they hold immense potential for expansion in the realm of blockchain gaming. We believe that this initiative will have a positive impact not only on Animoca Brands but also on the entire Web3 industry. Drecom is a formidable partner with a strong track record of releasing numerous content collaborations with well-known Japanese IPs. We are excited not only about Eternal Crypt - Wizardry BC - currently in development but also about the opportunity to work alongside Drecom to advance the broader industry.”
About DRECOM Corporation
We are a company that creates on the internet, bringing excitement to the world through the power of entertainment, upholding our mission of "with entertainment - surpassing one's expectations." Along with providing planning, development, and operation of smartphone games, we have recently been exploring new areas of business such as web3 and publishing.
For more information, please visit https://drecom.co.jp/en
About Eternal Crypt - Wizardry BC -
Eternal Crypt -Wizardry BC- is a blockchain game being developed utilizing the "Wizardry" IP licensed by Drecom. It features a game system that blends simple, easy-to-play clicker gameplay with the strategic play style of an RPG. It aims to provide a blockchain game that can be enjoyed by many people around the world, utilizing the technologies of the Web3 domain such as blockchain and NFT.
For more information, please visit https://wiz-eternalcrypt.com/en
About Animoca Brands Japan
Founded in 2021, Animoca Brands Japan (corporate name: Animoca Brands K.K.) is the strategic subsidiary in Japan of Animoca Brands Corporation Limited, a leading global Web3 company. Animoca Brands Japan was established to support the global Web3 strategies of Japanese intellectual property and content holders such as major publishers, brands, education, sports teams, athletes, artists, and game companies. Animoca Brands Japan provides a platform that combines IPs with blockchain technology, and supports IP holders to build their own ecosystem through a full stack of Web3 services, providing a bridge between Japanese IPs and global fans.