HONG KONG, June 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Catheon Gaming ("the Company"), the fastest-growing integrated blockchain gaming & entertainment company, announced today, the launch of Cosmic Break on to the blockchain, the second gaming title under Catheon Gaming and CyberStep’s partnership, following the launch of Onigiri.
Cosmic Break, an anime-style 3D MMO third-person shooter, is a Free-to-Play MMO Battle Shooting Game where players can enjoy large-scale Player Versus Player battles, and also cooperate with friends to defeat bosses in Player Versus Environment modes. Released in 2008, Cosmic Break features high-speed and exhilarating battle gameplay, gaining many core fans as a long-lasting PC online game title with over 12 years of service and a total of over 4 million players.
Catheon Gaming is bringing its deep expertise and network to support blockchain integration, game economics, and Web3 transitioning to assist CyberStep in creating new products and services that will amplify digital fandom around the franchise and game. Not only this, the partnership between both will help drive existing users to the Cosmic blockchain, allowing for seamless interaction and engagement with the game.
The global anime market size was valued at USD $24.80 billion in 2021 and is expected to reach USD $26.89 billion in 2022. With a revenue of more than USD $19 billion in Japan, anime is experiencing an unprecedented rise in popularity overseas, with a contributing role to its record sales. Both Catheon Gaming and CyberStep recognize the unprecedented rise in popularity overseas and the industry’s long-term appeal.
The growth in global popularity is fueled by the availability of anime content on streaming platforms such as Netflix, in emerging entertainment markets, and in core P2E gaming markets. Half of Netflix’s 222 million worldwide subscribers watched "some" anime on the platform in 2021, and the time spent watching anime increased by 20% globally according to Netflix anime head Kohei Obara.
William Wu, CEO, Catheon Gaming commented: "The popularity of anime has been rising significantly in recent years. Anime has been big in Japan for over seven or eight decades, but in recent years, its popularity has been growing internationally. Catheon Gaming is delighted to be partnering with CyberStep to capitalize on this trend and put a spotlight on anime in the form of blockchain gaming. Our fundamental core principle is entertainment first, and we will continue to build a gaming ecosystem around this".
Rui Sato, President & CEO, CyberStep said: "Since its inception, CyberStep has established a solid foundation for its services in North America, Asia, and Japan by eagerly expanding overseas. CyberStep was one of the first game developers to publish Free to Play games in Asia and has served over 60 million users worldwide. Our mission is to develop and deliver entertainment through innovation and we are very excited to enter the blockchain gaming market with Catheon Gaming. We hope that everyone will enjoy our brand new anime-based blockchain game."
About Catheon Gaming
Catheon Gaming is the fastest-growing integrated blockchain gaming and entertainment company globally. The company’s flagship franchise, SolChicks, entered the market following successful fundraising from various venture capital investors, institutions, and launchpad partners. The company brings technical, gaming, and marketing expertise together with deep roots in the blockchain industry. The company’s strategy is to partner with leading game developers and IP-holders to incubate and launch "best-in-class" blockchain games and bring them to the widest possible audience.
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CyberStep, Inc. is a leading game developer and publisher from Japan founded in April 2000. From popular online action games such as "Onigiri" and "GetAmped" to the world’s first online claw machine game "Toreba", CyberStep brings over 20 years of experience and expertise in the game industry, providing players with the highest quality of entertainment. The company’s mission is to develop and realize never-before-seen ideas that can be enjoyed worldwide.
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