Epic setting up shop in Japan

Gears developer strengthens ties with Japan

In order to boost their support for the Unreal Engine 3 in the East, Epic Games are opening a studio in Japan.

Famitsu reports (translated by Andriasang) that Epic CEO Tim Sweeney will announce the new studio on April 15th.

The news came in the form of an invite to a press conference from Epic's PR department.

Starring alongside Sweeney at the event will be Grasshopper legend Goichi Suda who is currently working on a UE3-powered game with EA. Cliffy B will also deliver a video message to the conference.

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