原哈德森娱乐Hudson Entertainment主席兼首席执行官John Greiner宣布创建MonkeyPaw Games（猴爪游戏？）游戏公司。
John Greiner2008年从服务15年（其中有5年服务于他2003年参与创建的北美公司哈德森娱乐）的Hudson Soft哈德森软件离职。
据称MonkeyPaw Games公司的主要工作将是面向西方推介独具日本文化特色的日系游戏，目标是将那些没有在西方公开发行但是独具日本文化风味的游戏作品（real Japanese games）带到西方游戏圈。
在John Greiner看来，日本是游戏玩家朝圣的麦加（mecca，很宗教），同时也是玩家的神秘国度，大量的游戏日系游戏因为发行渠道的关系目前还处在尘封的状态。MonkeyPaw Games公司所要做的就是将这些独具韵味的游戏精华挖掘出来，带向西方玩家。
John Greiner, former CEO and president of Hudson Entertainment, announced that he’s established MonkeyPaw Games, a new publisher focused on bringing over “real Japanese games” to the Western market.
Greiner stepped away from the game industry in 2008 after spending 15 years at Hudson Soft, then five more years at the company’s North American publishing arm Hudson Entertainment, which he helped launch in 2003. At the time, he said he was leaving to spend more time with his family and pursue personal interests.
Now founder and president of MonkeyPaw Games, Greiner says his company will bring the kind of “real Japanese games” that never made it to Western shores due to cultural differences. He argues that there is a sizable market for “games that feed into the fascination with Japanese gaming and culture.”
The Hudson veteran, who was was once tasked with launching the TurboGrafx-16/PC-Engine in the States and bringing over many Japanese titles like Adventure Island, Military Madness, and Bomberman, points out that there is a “trove of games” that never released in the West.
“Japan is a mecca of gaming lore and a crypt for many of the best games that MonkeyPaw is going to resurrect,” comments Greiner. “Companies tend to underestimate the fervor that fans possess toward cultural idiosyncratic art, especially in overseas game markets. MonkeyPaw will finally give these games a chance to shine.”
Greiner hasn’t announced any specific titles or platforms that will introduce MonkeyPaw’s goal of releasing “retro games with today’s graphics and intensity”, but he says that the company will make announcements at E3 catering to those “passionate about real Japanese games.”