REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Trion Worlds has partnered with publisher DMM Games to bring Trove, the hit massively multiplayer open world voxel game, to Japan! Trove will launch later this spring on PlayStation 4 at digital and retail. Additionally, the Japanese version of Trove will also enter closed beta testing soon.
Trove will feature the same brand of MMO gameplay and quirky voxel aesthetic that has made Trove a worldwide smash hit. Players who preorder Trove will get the Shiny Treasure Pack, featuring unlocks and in-game items.
“We are really proud to be able to announce a partnership with Trion Worlds,” said Kenichi Katagishi, President of DMM Games, DMM.com Co., Ltd. “Like us, Trion Worlds is both a game developer and publisher, and we each share the same goal of bringing innovative, AAA titles to the gaming industry. TROVE is an exciting game with millions of players from all over the world, and we're confident that Japanese gamers will love this game too.”
“The Japanese audience is one of the most discerning gaming audiences in the world, and we’re delighted to be able to bring Trove to their consoles,” said Scott Hartsman, CEO of Trion Worlds. “DMM Games’ enormous success in the Japanese gaming space, their strength as a publisher and experience as a platform make them the perfect partner to bring Trove to life in Japan.”
Trove’s launch in Japan follows the games expansion into the Chinese market last year. Published in the country by 360 Games, the open beta of Trove’s Chinese version introduced the game to a new audience in Asian markets, with an official release in the works for the country. The Chinese release of Trove saw the addition of a new Far East-inspired biome that was also made available for players in all other regions.
“Trion Worlds is focused on bringing our games to people all over the world, and expanding into Japan marks some exciting things for the future,” said Hartsman. “Trove is playable in over eight languages, with more being added very soon. We are fully aware of Trove’s global appeal, and we’ll only continue to grow and build the experience for even more audiences.”
Trove hits Japan on PS4 in spring 2018 on PlayStation 4. For more information on Trove, please visit http://www.trionworlds.com/trove/en/.
About Trion Worlds
Trion Worlds is a leading publisher, developer, and distributor of premium games for the connected era. Powered by Glyph, the breakthrough development and publishing platform, Trion is revolutionizing the way games are developed, played, and sold. Trion’s top-notch teams deliver high-quality, dynamic, and massively social games operated as live services across the biggest game genres, including the genre-defining competitive strategy game Atlas Reactor™, the critically acclaimed blockbuster Rift®, the groundbreaking trans-media crossover Defiance®, and the worldwide PC and console smash hit Trove©, as well as publishing XLGAMES’ ArcheAge©. Trion has offices in Redwood City, California, and Austin, Texas.
DMM.com is a one-stop entertainment website and has evolved to become one of Japan's leading platforms with over 20 million registered users. The online game service was launched in December 2011. We are publishers for games on PC/Smart Phone (browser) and applications on iOS/Google Play, and are now actively expanding our platform overseas. We strive to release online games of all genres and on all devices to cater to the needs of our users.