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Mario Kart tour firm crashes out, Rovio's Heini Kaihu on being a studio head, and Ketchapp taps Prince of Persia for mobile

Mario Kart tour firm crashes out, Rovio's Heini Kaihu on being a studio head, and Ketchapp taps Prince of Persia for mobile

Ketchapp is one of the hottest mobile games publishers in the business, so it's no wonder Ubisoft acquired it.

The former is now tapping the latter's portfolio of classic IP, with the launch of new mobile title Prince of Persia: Escape. The move appears to have gone down well and proved intriguing for the industry, as it's our most-read story of the week.

In second was our interview with the head of Rovio's puzzle studio, Heini Kaihu, as part of our regular Jobs in Games series.

Karts, Survival, Switch

Our third most-read story of the week is the news that Nintendo has shut down the services of a Japanese touring company, which had been using life-sized Mario Kart vehicles and costumes to guide people around Tokyo.

Lastly, Chinese publisher NetEase's mobile battle royale game Rules of Survival has bagged $75 million, while Nintendo is working on a new Switch model reportedly set for release in 2019.


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Craig Chapple is Senior Editor of PocketGamer.biz and InfluencerUpdate.biz. He was previously Deputy Editor at Develop and Online Editor at Nintendo of Europe.

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