Garcia Hotspur is passing through Japan in order to make a little money on his way to Hell, and he's got an unlikely guide: Sega. The Japanese publisher has taken on Japanese distribution duties for EA games, starting in August. The first title to be released under this agreement, as alluded earlier, is Grasshopper Manufacture's Shadows of the Damned
. It'll be out in Japan on September 22.
EA and Sega are also planning to release Battlefield 3
in Japan, according to an excerpt of the announcement posted at Famitsu
. EA has leaned on Japanese companies to boost its profile before; in 1998, EA and Square both opened cooperative publishing operations
in the US and Japan, called Square Electronic Arts and Electronic Arts Square, respectively.