Koei Tecmo introduced that it amicably settled a copyright dispute with Bekko Games outdoors of court docket. The firm beforehand filed a lawsuit towards Bekko’s father or mother firm, Hangzhou Jedi Technology Co., Ltd., for infringing its copyrights in January 2020.
Koei Tecmo’s new press release consists of visible proof of copyright infringements that Bekko Games made in its personal commercials. The latter used screenshots from Romance of the Three Kingdoms VI and Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence in commercials for Three Kingdoms: Overlord and Sengoku Fubu. Both titles are historic technique video games happening within the Chinese Three Kingdoms and Japanese Warring States durations, respectively.
Bekko Games acknowledged its mistake through the settlement course of and apologized on to Koei Tecmo. The Chinese cell game writer additionally promised to delete any photos associated to the infringement. Additionally, Bekko paid Koei Tecmo 5 million yen (~$38,300) as half of the settlement.
Koei Tecmo is not any stranger to court docket proceedings. In 2014, Capcom sued the corporate for infringing a pair of patents that the previous had registered. The court docket proceedings led to December 2020 in Capcom’s favor after the Supreme Court of Japan rejected Koei Tecmo’s closing attraction. The court docket ordered Koei Tecmo to pay over 143 million yen (~$1.1 million) in compensation to Capcom.
Romance of the Three Kingdoms VI got here out for PC and PlayStation in 1998. Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence was launched first on PC and PlayStation 3 in 2013. Both titles can be found on Steam. Although Koei had an English localization of Romance of the Three Kingdoms VI on the PlayStation, its Steam launch solely options Japanese subtitles.