Virtual Piggy’s gaming footprint levels up

LOS ANGELES — Young gamers will have something to smile about now that Virtual Piggy is providing its youth-friendly payment system to Marvelous USA, Inc., the U.S.-based publishing operation of MarvelousAQL Inc.

MarvelousAQL’s two divisions, XSEED Games and Marvelous Online, release games that are available on the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo 3DS hand-held system, Wii and mobile platforms among others. Marvelous USA’s titles include Ninja Warrior, Cross Horizon, Shin Megami Tensei Imagine and Pandora Saga.

“This partnership with Virtual Piggy will allow us to directly access the youth market in a safe manner,” said Shinichi Suzuki, president & CEO at Marvelous USA, Inc. “This opens up many opportunities, ranging from console and PC game purchases to in-app mobile and social micro-transactions. Best of all, Virtual Piggy will keep our purchases COPPA compliant.”

“Our payment solution is especially helpful for video game companies who encounter the issue of younger customers who want to make purchases or micro-transactions,” said Dr. Jo Webber, founder and CEO at Virtual Piggy. “We’re very excited to provide this option to Marvelous USA, and their wide range of games across many different platforms.”