Wartune heading to NA, EU mobile platforms
Wartune mobile versions have been confirmed for North America and major European countries and will be distributed under Kabam.
Hoolai Games, the China-based development studio behind Wartune, has struck an exclusive licensing distribution deal with the free to play mmo games publisher Kabam because of its extensive experience in the Western regions.
“Kabam has a reputable track record for publishing games in the West, so we’re thrilled to be working with Kabam," said Jian Huang, President of Hoolai Games.
Wartune is just the latest gem to be added to Kabam's publishing crown, a momentum borne from its release of a $50 million development fund to Asian developers in April to help them port their games to the Western gaming spheres.
Wartune joins Kabam’s robust roster of titles for mobile devices, including Kingdoms of Camelot: Battle for the North, The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth, Blastron, and Dragons of Atlantis: Heirs of the Dragon, among others.
No timeframe has been set for the release of the Western mobile versions. There's also no confirmed list of North American and European nations in which the versions will launch.
Hoolai Games claims Wartune to be the most successful Chinese-made Web-based no download mmorpg on the market, with more than half of the game's $7 million-a-month revenue from in-app purchases originating outside China. The launch of the mobile versions in NA and EU should significantly bump up that figure, given the high spending power of Western gamers.