HOLLYWOOD, Calif., March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Brash Entertainment announced a game development deal with Game Republic, Inc., the Japan-based studio led by famed game producer Yoshiki Okamoto. Under the terms of the worldwide agreement, the partners will collaborate on an unannounced game based on a popular Hollywood film. The game will release in 2010. Game Republic, Inc. was founded in 2003 under the leadership of industry visionary, Yoshiki Okamoto. A 20-year veteran of the game industry, Game Republic, Inc. CEO Okamoto has had a dramatic impact on the styles of gameplay prevalent in modern titles and is credited with pioneering new genres including "one-on-one fighting" with Street Fighter II and "survival horror" with Resident Evil. In addition, his teams have delivered such popular franchises as Lost Planet, Devil May Cry, Onimusha, Darkstalkers and many more. "As a gamer, I am extremely excited to work with Okamoto-san, who has produced some of my favorite games," said Brash co-founder and CEO Mitch Davis. "The Brash business gives us the luxury to match the best Hollywood IP with the skills of the most talented independent game developers; our partnership with a strong studio such as Game Republic, Inc. is an excellent example of that." "One of my goals with games is to do something revolutionary with something that has been never been seen before. The opportunity to re-imagine a fictional world provided by a compelling Hollywood IP using the interactive medium of games is very exciting to me," said Okamoto. "In collaborating with Brash, we were introduced to a very compelling fictional world and given the freedom to expand it through the game. We are working directly with the creative talent from the film, and feel that the close collaboration will result in an amazing game play experience that immerses the player in an incredible fantasy world." About Brash Entertainment Brash Entertainment is a video game company focused on developing compelling, high-quality games based on theatrical and entertainment properties. By collaborating closely with top creative talent from both Hollywood and the game industry, Brash delivers deeply satisfying games that extend the fictional world into the best possible entertainment experience for gamers. The company has long-term partnerships with leading Hollywood studios including Lions Gate Films, Twentieth Century Fox Licensing and Merchandising, Universal Studios Licensing, Vanguard Animation, and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Currently, Brash has more than 40 licenses and 12 games in production across all genres including kids, horror, action, and adventure games. Launched with significant investment from a group of investors lead by Abry Partners LLC, Brash is committed to opening creative avenues for filmmakers and game developers, and providing gamers with exciting new ways to engage with the stories, characters, and drama of their favorite movies and entertainment properties. About Game Republic, Inc. Responsible for making some of the highest rated and most successful games of all time, the Game Republic, Inc. development team is technically proficient and creatively equipped to make AAA titles from any project they take on. Game Republic, Inc. Studios emerged under the leadership of Yoshiki Okamoto, previously COO of Capcom and COO of Flagship Studios; Okamoto is now CEO of Game Republic, Inc. An industry veteran for over 20 years, Okamoto has achieved remarkable success. While with Capcom, Okamoto and other key members of the Game Republic, Inc. team developed many worldwide hit titles, including the STREET FIGHTER II series, the RESIDENT EVIL series, the DARKSTALKERS series, the ONIMUSHA series, the DEVIL MAY CRY series and many more. After leaving Capcom, Okamoto established an R&D studio named FlagShip. FlagShip's first initial goal was to improve the text and stories appearing in video games, and RESIDENT EVIL 2 and ONIMUSHA were achievements with respect to this goal. Thus, Okamoto takes great pleasure in discovering talent and giving gifted individuals an appropriate stage from which to work. When Okamoto established Game Republic, Inc. in 2003, one of his motives was a desire to create great games that would be respected all over the world and to energize the Japanese industry. Game Republic, Inc. works towards a much broader appeal standing within an international market. For example, one of the key improvements that the Game Republic, Inc. team has initiated is better localization implementation. Okamoto and the entire Game Republic, Inc. team understand that creative development is as crucial to a gameplay experience as the need for R&D. Okamoto has pioneered many genres, including the genre of one-on-one fighting with STREET FIGHTER II and that of survival horror with RESIDENT EVIL. He is one of those very rare industry pioneers who can create new genres and markets with an appropriate combination of originality and market research. Game Republic, Inc.'s most recent success is the PlayStation 3 exclusive FOLKLORE!
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