The event centered around engaging with the gaming community in the Kingdom, offering a blend of gaming experiences, exclusive content, and insightful meetings.
Manga Productions made a significant mark in the gaming industry by hosting the “XP” event in Riyadh, introducing a lineup of new video games across diverse gaming platforms, according to a report by Arab News.
The event attracted an exclusive gathering of media figures, influential content creators, and key stakeholders, all converging to connect with the gaming community in the Kingdom. “XP” offered attendees immersive gaming experiences, exclusive content previews, and insightful discussions.
Dr Essam Bukhari, CEO of Manga Productions, expressed pride in the launch of the new games and commended the global achievements of Saudi talents in content creation and production, citing notable projects like The Journey and Legends in the Coming of Time. Additionally, he highlighted the company’s successful endeavours in the distribution and acquisition of anime licenses for iconic series such as Grendizer and Captain Tsubasa.
Bukhari emphasised Manga Productions’ pioneering role in the region, announcing the publication of three games in the Middle East. Notably, the company takes pride in being the first Saudi entity to publish AAA games developed by young Saudi talents. This strategic investment and belief in the capabilities of local talent position the company for both regional and global competition.
The unveiled games include Space Adventures Grendizer: Feast of the Wolves, an epic adventure set in the world created by Go Nagai, featuring renowned landmarks and characters. The Smurfs 2: Prisoner of the Green Jewel invites players to explore a fictional world, assisting the beloved Smurfs in ridding their realm of green gem monsters.
The gaming lineup also includes Flashback 2, the second instalment of a cyberpunk adventure where players join Conrad and Aisha on a mission fraught with danger, mystery, and lost memories. Notably, the first instalment of Flashback was launched in 1992 and achieved substantial success, selling over 2m copies.