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Bethesda Softworks - Opens Asian Publishing Arm

by Asbjoern, 2008-05-03 16:18:22

It seems none of the other editors will post this, so I will. ZeniMax Media, owner of Bethesda Softworks, has opened an Asian office called ZeniMax Asia for publishing of titles under the Bethesda brand.
Tetsu Takahashi, who was responsible for the release of Oblivion (X360, PS3) in Japan last year, is heading the new office. Pete Hines has this to say of him: "Really smart guy with a good team around him." 
Below is the press release sent to us by Pete Hines:

April 28, 2008 (Rockville, MD) – ZeniMax Media Inc., the parent company of Bethesda Softworks®, today announced it has begun direct publishing operations in Asia with the establishment of its Tokyo-based subsidiary, ZeniMax Asia K.K.  ZeniMax Asia will be publishing titles throughout Asian territories under the Bethesda Softworks brand.

Bethesda Softworks has a successful history as a developer and publisher of award-winning titles, most recently with The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion®, which won critical acclaim and countless Game of the Year awards.  While continuing to work with strategic Asian distribution partners, ZeniMax Asia plans to deliver a range of compelling titles in the coming years, including the highly anticipated Fallout® 3.

“Establishing operations in Asia is very important to us as we continue to expand our presence in markets outside of North America,” said Robert Altman, CEO of ZeniMax Media Inc. “In addition to ZeniMax Europe Ltd., our direct relationships throughout Asia allow us to bring exciting titles like Fallout® 3 to gamers across the globe.”

The Asian operations of the Company will be headed by Tetsu Takahashi, General Manager, ZeniMax Asia KK. “We are happy to be part of the ZeniMax family,” said Tetsu. “Extending their direct reach throughout Asia is an exciting, new phase in the Company’s expansion and we look forward to building upon their excellent reputation.”

For more information on ZeniMax media visit www.zenimax.com. For more information about Bethesda Softworks visit www.bethsoft.com.

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