Yes, Sony and Rockin’ Android are collaborating as we speak to bring you doujin, or Japanese-style indie games, for the PlayStation®Network. Up first, Gundemonium Recollection, GundeadliGne, and Hitogata Happa.
“Bringing the Rockin’ Android Gundemonium collection to the PlayStation Network further strengthens our position as a leading publisher for independent titles on the PSN” said Jason Herzceg, Director of Business Development at SOE.
“Being the first publisher to bring doujin games to the PlayStation Network demonstrates our desire to deliver new genres filled with creative games to a global audience.”
Rockin’ Android is a highly respected independent publisher of doujin games that now has the ability to expose its games to the large PlayStation Network audience.
“Our collaboration with game development powerhouse Sony Online Entertainment creates an incredibly unprecedented opportunity to expose many of Japan’s top indie video games to the worldwide online gaming community,” said Rockin’ Android President Enrique Galvez. “This is truly an exciting time for both companies, the Japanese indie game industry and gaming consumers.”
Now, for once, I think the press release sums it up quite succinctly. So, here it is, verbatim:
About the Gundemonium Collection:
The Gundemonium Collection consists of three titles: Gundemonium Recollection, GundeadliGne, and Hitogata Happa. Each game delivers action packed 2-D anime-style game play, and brings the intense indie ‘bullet hell’ genre to the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. Each of the titles offers multiple levels of frenetic action and high–impact weaponry. All of the titles will offer PlayStation®Network Trophies and remote play capability.
The doujin genre itself is quite interesting. As fan-made, amateur products they normally incorporate famous anime characters – the actual copyright holders normally ignore such infringement, perhaps viewing it as both a source of free marketing and a means to create a stronger fan base. So, it doesn’t get more otaku than this.