Rovio Stars and Midoki’s Plunder Pirates goes LEGENDARY


All-new characters, revamped visuals and extra skills come aboard with Legendary Pirates game update

All-new characters, revamped visuals and extra skills come aboard with Legendary Pirates game update

Espoo, Finland- 20 August 2015 - Today, Plunder Pirates fans get to experience the salty strategy game’s biggest and most legendary update since the award-winning 3D-animated epic launched in September 2014.

While gameplay has been continuously tweaked and improved since launch, the Legendary Pirates major update includes:

  • New form of gameplay: A legendary lineup of the most notorious pirates ever known
  • Six new treasure chests containing all kinds of mysterious booty
  • New Rumble leaderboards: Compare your achievements to others
  • New buildings and additional upgrades for everyone

“Since Plunder Pirates first aweighed anchor, the game has attracted more than 8 million downloads and earned an engaged fanbase across the seven seas,” says Wilhelm Taht, Head of External Products at Rovio. “The Legendary update is a thank you to those fans and also a dazzling invitation to new players to come aboard and discover the pirate’s life.”

“With the Legendary Pirates update out today, the whole development team is thrilled to see the last four months of hard work finally in the hands of our amazing players,” says Chris Gage, Director at Midoki. “We’ve created a band of the most battled hardened pirates, each with their own unique skills and abilities, ready to join your crew and bring a whole new strategic element to a Plunder Pirates battle. They’re a real game changer!”

Don’t be a bilge rat! Raise up the Jolly Roger, quaff down a sturdy cup o’ grog, and download the Legendary Plunder Pirates update now!

Developed by industry veterans Midoki and published by Rovio Stars, Plunder Pirates offers players the chance to build, battle and plunder rival Captains with a crew of hardened pirates. Players can choose to explore unchartered waters alone, or train up their own pirate crew and earn more booty through competitive multiplayer battles. With striking 3D graphics, Plunder Pirates is the only mobile strategy game with dynamic PlunderCam™technology that allows players to zoom, swivel and manipulate the game camera within a fully rendered 3D environment.

Plunder Pirates was named Best Debut Game at the TIGA Game Industry Awards and also won a Develop Industry Excellence Award in the New Games IP Mobile category.

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About Rovio Entertainment Ltd.
Rovio Entertainment Ltd. is a global entertainment media company. Headquartered in Finland and with studios across the world, Rovio is the creator of Angry Birds™, the casual mobile game that changed an industry and became an international phenomenon. Today Angry Birds is not only the most downloaded game of all time, it’s a renowned entertainment brand that has branched out into animations, books, licensing and more. The Angry Birds movie is slated for release in 2016.

About Midoki
Midoki is a fresh games studio based in Warwickshire, England. Founded in late 2011 by a small team of veteran game developers, they have joined forces to bring a combined total of 100 years experience, creativity and passion to the mobile space. Midoki loves games, understand gamers and is focused on making groundbreaking, socially-connected games that deliver rich entertaining experiences.

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