- Palworld developer Pocket Pair is partnering with mobile game developer KLab Games to create a new “hybrid-casual” game.
- KLab Games is known for their mobile adaptations of popular anime franchises, creating games based on series like Bleach, Yu Yu Hakusho, and Captain Tsubasa.
- Pocket Pair will hope to replicate Palworld’s success with its newest project, with Palworld selling over 8 million copies on Steam within a week of its launch.
Palworld developer Pocket Pair has announced a partnership with mobile game developer KLab Games to create a new “hybrid-casual” game with the popular indie developer. Pocket Pair took the world by storm with the launch of its newest game earlier this month, with Palworld drawing plenty of comparisons to Pokemon for its adorable creatures. The game also features a plethora of survival elements, featuring a fully explorable open-world and base-building gameplay. Now, developer Pocket Pair is looking to translate its recent success into the mobile game market.
While KLab may not be as recognizable as a developer to many fans, the studio has worked with plenty of big-name franchises on mobile adaptations. KLab is the primary studio behind a pair of mobile games based on the popular Bleach anime franchise, both developing Bleach: Brave Souls and Bleach Soul Rising. The studio has often lended its work to mobile adaptations of anime franchises, also creating mobile games for Yu Yu Hakusho, Captain Tsubasa, and Love Live! School Idol Project among others. Now, KLab is teaming up with the Palworld developer on a new project.
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Palworld Developer Pocket Pair Teaming Up With KLab Games
A recent announcement from KLab Games has revealed the partnership with Palworld studio Pocket Pair to develop a “hybrid-casual” game with the developer. The press release describes hybrid-casual games as boasting the “simplicity of casual games” combined with online mechanics that extend the game’s longevity. The post praises the success of Palworld, selling over 8 million copies within just a week of its launch and ranking as one of Steam’s top-selling game. The press release does not provide any details about what the unrevealed game will be.
While Palworld‘s monumental release has been Pocket Pair’s biggest success so far, the Pokemon-like adventure is far from its first game. The developer would previously see moderate success with the launch of Craftopia as a survival game inspired by open-world games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Genshin Impact. The press release also mentions Craftopia‘s success, with over 1 million copies sold on Steam and praising Pocket Pair’s achievements on the global market as a Japanese indie game developer.
The massive popularity of Palworld‘s launch has already been apparent, with the game taking the internet by storm after its release. Palworld has seen staggering player counts on Steam with over 2 million concurrent players, with the game also releasing Day 1 on Xbox Game Pass. Pocket Pair has already teased several future updates planned to come to the game, including the addition of PvP content, raids, and crossplay among others. Pocket Pair’s new collaboration with KLab Games will look to see the developer replicate Palworld‘s overwhelming success in the mobile game market.
Pocket Pair’s Palworld is a creature-collection game set in an open-world. Entering early access on January 19, 2024, the project blends survival, building, farming, monster breeding, and shooter elements.
- January 19, 2024
- Pocket Pair, Inc.
- Pocket Pair, Inc.
- Unreal Engine 5
- T For Teen Due To Violence
- Number of Players
- 1-4 (Co-Op); 32 Players Server Limit