Knives Out was very popular in Japan. Much the same. The game is a Battle Royale with a different footprint and has been a success in the Japanese App Store. So much so that the producer of the game contracted the director of the film Battle Royale of 2000 to create the history of Knives Out.
For those who do not know, Battle Royale is a 2000 film based on a manga of the same name. The film (and manga) was the inspiration for creating the genre of video games most played today. In the story of the movie, teenagers are selected and thrown on an island and need to survive at any cost.
The role of Kenta Fukasaku is to help build the world view of Knives Out, in other words the “lore” of the game. He is also working with the development team in China in expanding content from Knives Out, Final Battle of Tokyo (东京 决战). So far, NetEase has produced a comic series for Knives Out, a variety show and several e-sports championships in Asia. It seems NetEase is not shaken by the recent lawsuit filed by PUBG Corp.
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