EVE Online - a Monumental Sci-Fi Sandbox MMO Experienced by 25 million Players - to Relaunch in Japan

September 2020
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September 25, 2020 – Reykjavík, Iceland – Today, CCP Games is excited to announce that in the near future, the renowned Icelandic developer will be self-publishing their deep and uniquely player-driven spacefaring MMO game, EVE Online, in Japan complete with full localization and support for the Japanese EVE Online community.

“We want to acknowledge and thank our Japanese Capsuleer community for being a committed and integral part of EVE Online's global playerbase, one that is very important to us,” said Hilmar V. Pétursson, CEO of CCP Games. “We’re looking forward to delivering an experience our Japanese players can be proud of.”

“This is a project that we have been working on for some months now with experienced partners, as well as members of the Japanese EVE-playing community who have provided valuable insight,” said Eyrún Jónsdóttir, CCP Games’ VP of Publishing. “Our goal is to provide top quality localization and to see the Japanese EVE community grow from strength to strength.”

To prepare for the upcoming improvements to EVE Online in Japan, CCP has opened the Japanese section on the EVE Online official forums and is encouraging the Japanese EVE-playing community to ask questions, provide feedback, and share further insights. Additionally, CCP has established a Japanese Twitter account (@EveOnline_Japan) that you former, current and prospective EVE pilots can use to receive EVE Online’s latest news and updates.

Prospective players can register their interest in the upcoming relaunch of EVE Online in Japan and discover additional details by following this link: www.eveonline.com/now/Japan

CCP is a leading video game developer, founded in 1997 in Reykjavik, Iceland. CCP’s mission is to create virtual worlds that are more meaningful than real life. CCP pioneers technology and design that facilitates emergent behaviour, empowering people with compelling means of self-expression. With the launch of EVE Online in May 2003, CCP established itself as one of the most innovative companies in the interactive entertainment industry, winning numerous awards and receiving critical acclaim worldwide.

EVE Online is an immersive, community-driven experience filled with adventure, riches, danger and glory. Set tens of thousands of years in the future, EVE Online’s universe of New Eden is governed by a hyper-capitalistic economy where space flight is the path to all commerce, communication and conflict. Players are challenged with establishing themselves as major competitors, trusted by their friends and feared by their enemies. To accomplish this, the principal tools available to players - apart from an extensive array of sophisticated equipment, customizable spaceships and in-game corporations - are their natural business acumen, social skills, Machiavellian thinking and cunning combat strategies.

EVE Online is renowned for its scale, complexity, and its gigantic, world record-breaking in-game battles where thousands of players come head to head in a single star system. The Bloodbath of B-R5RB, a battle involving thousands of players in a single star system, took 21 hours and was recognized as one of the largest and most expensive battles in gaming history.

CCP Games is the biggest gaming company in Iceland with over 290 employees across its three studios - their headquarters in Reykjavík plus additional offices in London, England and Shanghai, China.

For all the latest information about CCP Games and EVE Online in Japan, please contact Tomomi Kiyono, CuriousFactory.

About EVE Online®

EVE Online (PC/Mac) is a compelling, community-driven sci-fi MMO game where players can build and pilot a wide variety of spaceships, traversing vast solar systems for free and choosing their own path from countless options, experiencing space exploration, immense PvP and PvE battles, mining, industry and a sophisticated player economy in an ever-expanding sandbox. EVE is a captivating game in which hundreds of thousands of players compete for riches, power, glory and adventure, forging their own destinies in a single thriving universe. For more information, visit www.eveonline.com.

About CCP Games

CCP is a leading independent game developer that has been praised for its artistry, technology and game design that facilitates emergent behavior, empowering players with compelling means of self-expression. Founded in 1997 on the principle of pushing the envelope and breaking new ground on all levels, CCP is on a mission to create virtual worlds more meaningful than real life. With the launch of EVE Online in May 2003, CCP established itself as a pioneer of cutting edge massively multiplayer games, winning numerous awards and receiving critical acclaim worldwide. CCP is headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland, and has additional studios in London and Shanghai. For more information, visit www.ccpgames.com.

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