“For millions of Chinese from the post-1980’s generation, Saint Seiya elicits some of the most wonderful childhood memories,” said Michael Chi, Chairman and CEO of Perfect World. “I am very delighted to be working with Sega and to develop an online game based on such an influential comic masterpiece. I am sure the game will appeal to many gamers’ childhood dreams, making for a very enjoyable gaming experience. I personally also look forward to its release.”
That’s right gamers. Perfect World Co., Ltd., a leading online game developer and operator based in China, today announced the company had obtained a license to develop and operate an online game titled Saint Seiya Online in China from the Sega Corporation. Saint Seiya Online will be based on the popular comic book Saint Seiya published by Shueisha Inc.
Players will reportedly discover an enthralling online game experience that vividly reproduces the classic style and content of the original Saint Seiya comic. This isn’t a case of a company acquiring a license and being left alone to develop the related property either. Perfect world is committed to bringing memorable gaming experiences to Chines gamers by integrating years of online game experience with the high-quality resources of both Sega and Shueisha.
American comic, anime and manga fans will recognize Saint Seiya as the Knights of the Zodiac.