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Grasshopper Manufacture and DeNA Form Social Gaming Company

Grasshopper Social Network Service to focus on social game development.

 

DeNA, operator of the popular social gaming network Mobage, announced today that it will be forming a new social gaming company with Grasshopper Manufacture, the studio behind games like No More Heroes and Lollipop Chainsaw. The new company, tentatively named "Grasshopper Social Network Service, Inc." will focus on social game development and management exclusively for Mobage.

Grashopper CEO Suda Goichi (51) will be the CEO of the new firm, which will be officially formed in November and will be located in Tokyo's Shinjuku Ward.

In an English press release sent out by DeNA, Goichi was quoted as saying “Our new venture with DeNA will allow us to explore creative ways to bring Grasshopper Manufacture’s universe to a new world of players. Mobage’s world-class entertainment network and the power of social mobile games will unlock new types of experiences for our fans.”

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