SEGA CORPORATION (hereinafter SEGA) is delighted to announce the launch of Hortensia Saga R, a smartphone game SEGA has jointly developed with f4samurai, Inc. (HQ: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, CEO: Kin Akihiro, hereinafter f4samurai) and Longtu Game (HQ: Beijing, China, CEO: Yang Shenghui), to be released in mainland China on December 14, 2021. Hortensia Saga R is a complete remake of the original Hortensia Saga game released in April 2015, an RPG that chronicles the story of knights whose destinies become intertwined as they are engulfed in a war between the Kingdom of Hortensia and one of its states, Camellia. Featuring a brand-new original storyline, a star-studded cast of voice actors, as well as a multiplayer battle feature allowing battles between two teams of up to 50 users, the series has amassed over 11 million total downloads as of September 2021 (including Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, and other regions).
SEGA and f4samurai will oversee development, providing game material, as well as a revamped script and storyline, while Longtu Game will be responsible for the game’s development, distribution, and operation. While based on the original story within the world of Hortensia Saga, the game has been developed as a complete remake that aligns with user trends and preferences as well as the gaming environment surrounding each player by integrating various changes, such as modifications to the game’s battle system.
Headquartered in Beijing, China, Longtu Game is one of China's leading game developers and operators, having developed numerous mobile games aimed at the Chinese mainland through various partnerships with other companies. By collaborating with Longtu Game, a company that possesses a wealth of knowledge of the Chinese mobile game market, this initiative aims to advance the growth of Hortensia Saga’s IP even further by enabling more people to enjoy Hortensia Saga which has the potential to become a beloved series in Mainland China as well.
SEGA is actively engaged in the overseas development of its IP and domestic content produced by its development studios in Japan. In Asia, SEGA provides video games through its local partners, distributes content on gaming platforms for PC, and actively develops mobile games using its own IP by collaborating with local companies to match local user preferences and regional market conditions. Though endeavors such as these, SEGA will keep striving to offer domestic content, including its own IP, to more and more people all over the world.