Renegade Games announced that the launch of Lotus has been a rousing success, completely selling out of the first run of the game. They have said they are already making another print run which will ship in October, but also that the game will be going international. Renegade Games has partnered with Hobby Japan to translate and publish the game in Japan, which given the popularity of the game and theme, should be just as big a hit. Those in the land of the rising sun will have to wait until 2017 to get their copies, but for english speakers the wait is much shorter. See below for the full press release.
Renegade Game Studios and Hobby Japan to release
Japanese version of Lotus
In addition to a US reprint due in October
San Diego, CA (September 28th, 2016) — Renegade Game Studios™, the premier publisher of original games has partnered with Hobby Japan, a leading Japanese publishing company, to release a localized version of the smash hit, Lotus.
With the english version sold out well before the September 28th release, a second english printing has been ordered and is expected to arrive in October. Many other localization projects are also in the works for 2017.
Clear your head and take in the quiet strength of the Lotus garden. It takes skillful care and nurturing to grow these flowers to their full potential, but once picked, they provide their owner with wisdom. Beware, for there are others who will do anything they can to get their hands on these mystical flowers. You’ll need to enlist the help of creatures native to this land to take control of the Lotus garden and achieve true enlightenment.
“We are thrilled to be working with Hobby Japan to bring Lotus to a new audience.” says Renegade President Scott Gaeta. “With the incredible success we have already seen in the US, we are sure that it will be a family favorite in Japan as well.”
Look for Lotus in the US starting today with an MSRP of $30. The Japanese version will be released by the end of 2017. Lotus takes about 30 minutes to play and is for 2-4 players ages 8+.
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