Audiokinetic Launches New Japan Office

Global Canadian leader of audio solutions opens doors to Japanese gaming market

Tokyo, Japan - February 28th, 2013 – Audiokinetic Inc., the leading global provider of cross-platform audio solutions for the interactive media and gaming industries, today announced the opening of their Japan subsidiary. The new office in Tokyo will be Audiokinetic’s first location in Asia, recognizing Japan’s central role in the Asian and global game markets.

“The opening of this office in Japan is an important and exciting part of Audiokinetic’ s growth as the complete provider of audio middleware solutions for a growing number of clients around the world,” says Martin H. Klein, Founder President and CEO of Audiokinetic.

“The Japanese gaming industry is a thriving industry and we are very excited to be bringing our expertise to support the Japanese studios,” says Martin H. Klein. “The expansion into Japan has always been a key milestone for Audiokinetic and will connect Audiokinetic to the Japanese market, allowing us to cater to the local gaming needs with a full array of solutions, services and support.”

“The new office represents our continued commitment to growing our business and allows us to build the market, promote the Audiokinetic brand and provide the Japanese market with a new level of support that Audiokinetic is known for in the global market,” says Jacques Deveau, VP of Sales and Business Development.

“I want to congratulate Audiokinetic on this major milestone,” said the Honourable Ed Fast, Canada's Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway. “Canadian companies are world leaders in ICT, and Audiokinetic understands that the Japanese market presents significant opportunities for collaboration. The Canadian Government Trade Commissioner Service, has been working closely with Audiokinetic for the last seven years in Japan and other key markets to help them grow into a globally recognized solution provider in the game industry. ”

The new Tokyo office will welcome five local team members, including Masatomo Tajima, Technical Sales Representative.

The announcement of the official grand opening of the new Japan office is taking place today at the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo. Audiokinetic’ s technology will be showcased by Konami / Kojima Productions and Platinum Games as used in their latest blockbuster game “METAL GEAR RISING REVENGEANCE”.

About Audiokinetic
Audiokinetic sets new standards in audio production for interactive media and games. Our middleware solutions, including the award-winning Wwise® and SoundSeed®, empower sound designers and audio programmers with a cost effective, comprehensive authoring tool and audio engine for creating innovative game experiences.

Audiokinetic is headquartered in Montréal, QC, Canada and has an office in Tokyo, Japan.

About Wwise
Wwise® is the most comprehensive audio middleware solution. It features a tight integration of Audiokinetic’s advanced audio authoring tool and robust sound engine. Working with Wwise increases productivity and creativity while saving game developers time and money across the audio production of any game title.

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