China Mobile Games and Entertainment Group Limited (“CMGE”), one of the largest publishers and developers of mobile games in China, has agreed to co-develop a mobile game for the popular anime Naruto with GREE.

Xiao Jian, CEO of CMGE. said, “We are delighted to cooperate with GREE to co-develop and publish the official mobile game on Naruto in China. GREE, together with Shueisha Inc, TV Tokyo Corporation and Studio Pierrot, as the production committee (IP owner), recognize and trust the R&D and publishing capability of CMGE. We really appreciate that. CMGE has been working diligently to provide great mobile games to extensive players. In our joint effort with GREE, we believe the official mobile game on Naruto will be launched in the fourth quarter this year.”

The agreements comes from an effort to fight against copyright piracy in China. At the moment the as-of-yet unnamed game has only been announced for China, but fans of the Naruto series can keep their fingers crossed for the possibility that it will eventually find it’s way to the US market.

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[Image Source: Naruto Wikia]