Arclight and Paizo Partner to Release First Japanese Translation of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and Pathfinder Adventure Card Game

Paizo Inc., publisher of the award-winning Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, announces today the agreement with Arclight Games of Japan for translation rights of the Pathfinder RPG and Pathfinder ACG.

Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Rise of the Runelords, the popular cooperative card game, and the award-winning Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Beginner Box will be the first products in development for Japanese translation and will be released first quarter 2017.

Says Kosuke Fukomoto, CEO of Arclight Inc., "We have published RPGs in Japan for many years, and are the leading company in regard to RPGs in Japan today. One of our goals has been to do the Pathfinder RPG. We are positive that the excellent game system that fits both beginners and veterans, combined with the depth of the world, will fit the Japanese gamers very well. We're deeply thankful to Paizo who gave us the chance of publishing Pathfinder in Japan, and hope that this is the start of a long partnership."

About Arclight Inc.
Arclight was established in 1998. Since then, they have been localizing and creating boardgame, roleplaying game, and trading card game content for Japan. Arclight manages the yearly Japan Game Convention, or JGC, Japan's largest gaming convention. Arclight also organizes and manages Game Market, the largest board game event in Japan, which occurs three times annually, and have a network of 30+ boardgame, roleplaying, and trading card game stores throughout Japan.

About Paizo Inc.
Paizo Inc. is publisher of the award-winning Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, Pathfinder Tales novels, as well as board games and accessories. The Pathfinder world, in which players take on the role of brave adventurers fighting to survive in a world beset by magic and evil, is currently translated into eight languages, and has been licensed for comic book series, graphic novels, toys, and apparel, and is being developed into an MMORPG. Paizo.com is also a leading online hobby retail store, offering tens of thousands of products from a variety of publishers to customers all over the world.