TOKYO – November 18, 2013 – GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc., a multiplatform publisher for the online gaming community and publisher of the highly successful mobile title Puzzle & Dragons, today announced that new content featuring Rovio Entertainment’s Angry Birds is now live in Puzzle & Dragons. Puzzle & Dragons players will be able to download Angry Birds-themed dungeons and other content starting today and ending Dec. 1.
In this unique collaboration, Puzzle & Dragons players can fight and capture the Angry Birds, including Red, The Blues, Chuck, Matilda, Hal, and Bomb, in the new Piggy Island dungeon. Styled after the visual and audio aesthetics of Angry Birds, players are challenged to conquer all four difficulty levels and defeat the powerful Wingman from Angry Birds Friends.
In addition, Rovio is currently hosting a themed contest (ending Wednesday, Nov. 20) asking Angry Birds’ fans to illustrate their answer to the question: “What if Angry Birds showed up in the world of Puzzle & Dragons?” The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, Nov. 20. For more information on the contest visit: www.facebook.com/angrybirds.
A mobile gaming phenomenon, Puzzle & Dragons continues to see tremendous growth resulting from the game’s addictive combination of puzzle, dungeon-crawling and monster-collecting gameplay. Players capture, collect and evolve hundreds of elemental monsters while using quick thinking to chain combos and maximize the abilities and skills of their monsters. Puzzle & Dragons has now surpassed 20 million downloads in Japan and 2 million downloads in North America. Puzzle & Dragons is available for free on the App Store and Google Play.
Angry Birds is one of the world’s biggest entertainment franchises, starting in 2009 with the original mobile game that remains the number one paid app of all time. Angry Birds has expanded rapidly into entertainment, publishing and licensing to become a beloved international brand.
ABOUT GUNGHO ONLINE ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA
GungHo Online Entertainment America is a multiplatform publisher dedicated to delivering the best titles, content and support for the online gaming community. Established in 2012 and led by former Square Enix and XSEED Games executive Jun Iwasaki, GungHo Online Entertainment America is the US division of GungHo Online Entertainment (GOE), an established Japanese publisher. GungHo Online Entertainment America’s content partners include leading developers Grasshopper Manufacture, Game Arts, Acquire, and Gravity, all of which are subsidiaries of GOE. GungHo Online Entertainment America publishes and distributes network-oriented games for console, handheld, mobile, tablet, and MMO-style games for PC. GungHo Online Entertainment America is located in El Segundo, CA. For more information, visit www.gunghoonline.com.
ABOUT ROVIO ENTERTAINMENT LTD.
Rovio Entertainment Ltd is an industry-changing entertainment media company headquartered in Finland, and the creator of the globally successful Angry Birds™ characters franchise. Angry Birds, a casual puzzle game, became an international phenomenon within a few months of its release. Angry Birds has expanded rapidly into multifaceted entertainment, publishing, and licensing to become a beloved international brand. Rovio's animated Angry Birds feature film is slated for July 1, 2016. www.rovio.com
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