may not have heard of GREE, but the mobile social networking service is huge in
Japan where people who play games on smart phones are about as common as men
who own pants.
GREE has already announced plans to further spread its wings later
this year by making the Japan-only service global. But until today’s announcement of a partnership between GREE and Ubisoft to
bring a new Assassin’s Creed game to the upcoming platform on iOS and Android
devices, we haven’t had many signs of the sorts of games to expect.
The decision to partner with a well known studio
like Ubisoft, suggests that the GREE platform may make a bigger splash when it
goes global in Q2 this year. The new Assassin’s Creed game will be available
this December in English and Japanese with plans for localized versions in
other languages to follow.