Video game industry analyst Daniel Ahmad, who specializes in covering the digital market in China and Southeast Asia, has discovered a huge batch of 26 foreign titles that China’s gaming regulator today approved for release in the region. In the process, they outed the existence of several games, perhaps most notable of which is Devil May Cry Mobile. Ahmad also notes that Devil May Cry Mobile had previously been announced for the Chinese market last year, coming as a collaboration between Capcom and Yunchang Games.
Originally announced through a short trailer which unfortunately doesn’t feature English translations, Capcom and Yunchang showed off some impressive-looking environments and Dante putting a number of weapons from his eclectic arsenal to use as he juggles an enemy in mid-air. It looked to be a strong transition to mobile for the series back then, so the game’s delay could point towards even greater things being realized. Either way, fans of the long-running action franchise in China should be able to start enjoying it on their mobile devices sooner rather than later. It isn’t yet known whether Devil May Cry Mobile is set to receive an official launch in the West, and Ahmad also made no mention of whether it’ll be available on iOS, Android, or both operating systems.
Others among the 26 import titles approved for release in China include FIFA Online 4, a new entry in the free-to-play online football management game for Asian markets; PES Mobile, a condensed version of Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer console games; Final Fantasy Brave Exvius, a free-to-play mobile RPG published by Square Enix and developed by Alim; and a game licensing the Fox Spirit Matchmaker anime being released by Tencent.
Once again, not much is known about potential platforms and releases outside of China for any of these games. Considering some are sequels to games and series which have a history of remaining exclusive to Asia, it isn’t a given that they’ll make the transition, but there’s always hope.