Saudi Arabia’s Manga Launches New Video Games on Various Platforms

Tue Nov 14 2023
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RIYADH: Manga Productions, an affiliate of the Mohammed bin Salman MiSK Foundation, arranged an event called ‘XP’ in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The event was held to launch a new group of video games across different gaming platforms.

An elite group of media personalities, influential content creators, and stakeholders attended the event. It was aimed to engage with the players’ community in Saudi Arabia through exclusive content, gaming experiences, and thought-provoking meetings, according to the Saudi Press Agency.

Dr. Essam Bukhari, CEO of Manga Productions Company, expressed his pride in launching the new games and in the achievements of Saudi talents at the international level in content creation and production, such as ‘Legends in the Coming of Time’, and ‘The Journey’ as well as successes in the distribution and anime licenses for both Captain Tsubasa and Grandizer.

Bukhari said that the company is proud to publish three games in the Middle East and become the first Saudi company to publish AAA games by young Saudis. He said that investing in them and believing in their abilities is the strategic choice for regional and international competition.

Various Video Games

The games include The Smurfs 2: Prisoner of the Green Jewel’, ‘Space Adventures Grendizer: Feast of the Wolves’, ‘and ‘Flashback 2’.

The ‘Grendizer’ game includes an epic adventure and a journey to explore the very famous landmarks and characters within a fantastic world created by ‘Go Nagai’, the author of the original series.

Players can also discover a fictional world of surprises in ‘The Smurfs 2’ and assist the famous Smurfs characters to rid their world of green gem monsters.

In the second part of the game, ‘Flashback’, players prepare to start a new mission with Conrad and Aisha in a cyberpunk world full of mystery, danger and lost memories.

The first part of the game was launched in 1992 and sold more than two million copies.

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