Steve Aoki has teamed up with Chinese internet and gaming company NetEase to throw a free show during the 2015 PAX Prime, one of the largest gaming events in North America. NetEase enlisted Aoki to help celebrate the forthcoming launch of their new video game Speedy Ninja. The Neon Future producer and cake thrower released an official statement expressing his excitement about the new partnership, which marks NetEase's inaugural mobile game release in the Western market.

"Anybody who knows me understands I’m passionate about dance music, so I was stoked when NetEase offered me the opportunity to perform a free concert for my fans. I’m a huge gamer myself and was immediately pulled in by Speedy Ninja’s art style and fast-paced gameplay. It’s cool to help this company celebrate the launch of their first game." - Steve Aoki

Slated to release on August 27, Speedy Ninja is characterized by action-packed gameplay involving acrobatic players, dragons and Asian calligraphy-style art. The game's unique and compelling aesthetic and competitive online play will likely appeal to a wide gamer audience.

Aoki's concert in honor of Speed Ninja will take place on Friday, August 28 at the EMP Museum in Seattle and will only be free to attendees of PAX Prime. Fans will simply need to show their PAX Prime passes in order to enjoy the free entry. Head over to NetEase's Facebook page to enter for a chance to win passes for the main event.

[H/T: DroidGamers]
Cover photo by Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

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