Dec 08, 2016 06:54 AM EST

Sony Looking To Re-Enter The Smartphone Gaming Market With Games Like Parappa, Everybody’s Golf And More, Takes Cue From Nintendo

Sony had already tried its hand in smartphone gaming, only to fail and be forced to shut down the project in 2015. But with new company Forward Works, Sony is looking to re-enter the smartphone mobile gaming market with titles like "Parappa," "Everybody's Golf and more, following Nintendo.

Engadget reports that Sony announced the new lineup of games under its new "ForwardWorks" banner. The games would include franchises that have a Western fanbase like a new "Parappa the Rapper" game and "Everybody's Golf," which is known as "Hot Shots Golf" in the U.S.

Sony is also looking to release games such as "What Did I Do to Deserve This, My Lord?," and games that are based on "Doko Demo Issho" and "Boku no Natsuyasumi." A "Wild Arms" game and an adaptation of "Arc the Lad" are also in the works, but these are still tentative.

This is not the first time that Sony is venturing into smartphone gaming as the company already tried its hand in smartphone gaming through the PlayStation Mobile. Unfortunately, it didn't work out with Sony as PlayStation Mobile only produced few titles that had lasting appeal with fans and players.

Sony is hoping that its "ForwardWorks" banner can help re-establish itself in the mobile gaming market. Polygon is adding that Sony is traveling the same path that Nintendo is taking.

Nintendo announced that it would release at least five games for mobile that are based on its titles in 2017. Though Sony is doing something Nintendo didn't do, and that's allowing players to play trading cards, based on the game "Yo-kai Watch" via its Project Field platform.

The peripheral mat of Project Field will work with smartphones and tablets via Bluetooth, The mats are where the players will draw and move their cards upon. No release date for the mat has been given and it's not yet sure if it will have a Western launch.

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