SHANGHAI, China, Oct. 31, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bilibili Inc. (“Bilibili” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: BILI) and GREE, Inc. (“GREE”) (3632.JP), today announced that they have entered into a business collaboration agreement (the “Agreement”) to jointly develop mobile games in Japan and China markets under a joint venture. Under terms of the Agreement, the companies will also jointly explore Virtual YouTuber (or the “VTuber”) business.
“The business cooperation with GREE further expands our capabilities in the mobile games industry, extends our international presence and adds a new stream of content via the VTuber platform,” said Mr. Rui Chen, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Bilibili. “We believe that as the leading content producer and game developer in Japan, GREE’s avant-garde content and innovative game production competencies will be welcomed by Bilibili’s highly engaged community. Enthusiastic game lovers in China can now delight in our shared content, as well as a host of new constituents in Japan. Our partnership is a further testament to our commitment to delivering diversified and superior entertainment experiences to a vibrant and actively growing user base, while continuing to grow our business.”
“It is a great pleasure to have Bilibili as our strategic partner for mobile game development,” said Mr. Yoshikazu Tanaka, Founder, Chairman and CEO of GREE. “Bilibili’s in-depth understanding of Gen Z’s content preferences and its dynamic and growing community with enormous popularity among young generations in China is exactly what we are looking for. We believe the creative and attractive mobile games we plan to develop in cooperation with Bilibili will receive an excellent reception within Bilibili’s ecosystem and support their growing audience’s diverse interests.”
About Bilibili Inc.
Bilibili represents the iconic brand of online entertainment with a mission to enrich the everyday life of young generations in China. Bilibili is a full-spectrum online entertainment world covering a wide array of genres and media formats, including videos, live broadcasting and mobile games. Bilibili provides an immersive entertainment experience and high-quality content that caters to the evolving and diversified interests of its users and communities, and has built its platform based on the strong emotional connections of Bilibili’s users to its content and communities.
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About GREE, Inc.
Originally founded as the operator of a social network, GREE quickly emerged as one of Japan's mobile Internet pioneers, developing the world's first mobile social game. Today GREE continues to diversify as a technology company with a range of businesses including mobile games, live entertainment, digital media, advertising, and investment.
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