The deal brings together GOEA, the U.S. division of Puzzle & Dragons maker GungHo in Japan, with Signal Studios, which made the action-strategy game Toy Soldiers and the free-to-play Ascend: Hand of Kul. The companies hope this combination will help an Asian company make inroads in North America.
“Our partnership with Signal Studios will add immense value to our company’s lineup of diverse and engaging experiences,” said Jun Iwasaki, the CEO and president of GungHo Online Entertainment America, in a statement. “Signal is among the most creative and passionate studios in the video games industry, and we look forward to collaborating with them.”
The companies didn’t say what the new mobile game will be. GungHo is providing resources to Signal Studios to make the title for global audiences. Signal Studios is based in Kirkland, Wash.