Japanese entertainment giant Bandai Namco Studios Inc. (BNSI) will be working with IoT platform provider Afero to incorporate IoT capabilities into future products and games.

The company hopes to use Afero’s newly-launched IoT platform to unlock new gaming capabilities and take the company’s kid-friendly connected products to the next level.

“BNSI is proud to collaborate with Afero in finding new ways to bring the next generation of connected products and features to our customers,” said Hajime Nakatani, CEO of BNSI.

Afero’s IoT platform incorporates mutual authentication, ensuring all incoming and outgoing data is continuously encrypted and never exchanged without proven identity.