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Green Contract Dragon

Boss Monster:
Storm Hawk Dragon, Kuarje

Special Appearance:
Festival Sage Treant (“Holy Draco Summoning Circle-Fr & Wd” skill also shared by Holy Night Red Dragon Caller, Sonia)
Light Shibamaru (“Landscape-Patterned Cup” skill also shared by Maede Keiji)
Winron (“Leading a Comeback” skill also shared by Liu Bei)
Woodzeal (“Royal Gale” skill also shared by Griffin Rider)
Storm Hawk Dragon, Kuarje (“Storm Light Ring” skill also shared by Green Dragonbound, Sylvie)

Floors/Stamina Cost:
Storm Hawk Dragon – Mythical (50)
Storm Hawk Dragon – Legend (45)
Storm Hawk Dragon – Expert (40)
Storm Hawk Dragon – Master (25)
Storm Hawk Dragon – Int (15)

Aug 15 - 12:00 AM
Aug 28 - 11:59 PM

Heracles Descended!

Boss Monster:
Champion of Olympus, Heracles

Floors/Stamina Cost:
God of Brawn – Mythical (50)
God of Brawn – Legend (50)

Aug 25 - 12:00 AM
Aug 25 - 11:59 PM

Santa Claus Descended!

Boss Monster:
Santa Claus

Floors/Stamina Cost:
Holy Night Saint – SuperBlessed (50)
Holy Night Saint – Blessed (50)

Aug 25 - 12:00 AM
Aug 25 - 11:59 PM

Journey to the West

Boss Monster:
Gleaming-Eyed Dragon Monk, Xuanzang

Floors/Stamina Cost:
Xuanzang’s Party – Mythical (50)
Xuanzang’s Party – Legend (50)

Aug 25 - 12:00 AM
Aug 25 - 11:59 PM

Dark Knight!

Special Conditions:
Physical & Devil type monsters are enhanced

Boss Monster:
Corpse Armor Dark Knight, Gravis

Special Appearance:
Hominal Beast, Centaur (“Miracle of Wood” skill also shared by Archangel Michael)

Floors/Stamina Cost:
Dark Knight – Legend (50)
Dark Knight – Master (40)

Aug 25 - 12:00 AM
Aug 25 - 11:59 PM

Gainaut Descended!

Special Conditions:
- All monsters on team start at Lv.1
- Defeating monsters earn EXP and levels for your team
- The lower cost of the team monster, the greater the EXP gain

Boss Monster:
Lightning Sky Stubborn Dragon King, Gainaut

Floors/Stamina Cost:
Stubborn Dragon King – Mythical Plus (50)
Stubborn Dragon King – Legend Plus (50)

Aug 25 - 12:00 AM
Aug 25 - 11:59 PM

Green Contract Dragon

Boss Monster:
Storm Hawk Dragon, Kuarje

Special Appearance:
Festival Sage Treant (“Holy Draco Summoning Circle-Fr & Wd” skill also shared by Holy Night Red Dragon Caller, Sonia)
Light Shibamaru (“Landscape-Patterned Cup” skill also shared by Maede Keiji)
Winron (“Leading a Comeback” skill also shared by Liu Bei)
Woodzeal (“Royal Gale” skill also shared by Griffin Rider)
Storm Hawk Dragon, Kuarje (“Storm Light Ring” skill also shared by Green Dragonbound, Sylvie)

Floors/Stamina Cost:
Storm Hawk Dragon – Mythical (50)
Storm Hawk Dragon – Legend (45)
Storm Hawk Dragon – Expert (40)
Storm Hawk Dragon – Master (25)
Storm Hawk Dragon – Int (15)

Aug 15 - 12:00 AM
Aug 28 - 11:59 PM

Athena Descended!

Boss Monster:
Awoken Athena

Floors/Stamina Cost:
Shining Goddess – Mythical (50)

Aug 26 - 12:00 AM
Aug 26 - 11:59 PM

Yamatsumi Descended!

Special Condition:
Wood attribute monsters are enhanced

Boss Monster:
Awoken Yamatsumi

Special Appearance:
Divine Water Messenger, Kappa (“Holy Water Hymn” skill also shared by Blue Angel, Famiel)
Leopard-Spotted Mystery, Furi (“Super Power Hymn” skill also shared by Green Angel, Ruel)
High Water Ninja (“Protection Magic – Water” skill also shared by Snow White)
High Wood Ninja (“Protection Magic – Wood” skill also shared by Thumbelina)

Floors/Stamina Cost:
Forest Protecting God – Mythical (50)
Forest Protecting God – Legend (50)

Aug 26 - 12:00 AM
Aug 26 - 11:59 PM

Seraphis Descended!

Boss Monster:
Heaven Winged Machine, Seraphis

Floors/Stamina Cost:
Heaven Winged Machine – Mythical (50)
Heaven Winged Machine – Legend (50)

Aug 26 - 12:00 AM
Aug 26 - 11:59 PM

Great Tengu Descended!

Special Conditions:
Balanced type monsters are enhanced

Boss Monster:
Twisted Mountain God, Grand Tengu

Special Appearances:
Flame Spirit Will-O’-Wisp (“Flame Strike” skill shared by Flame Armor Ogre and Blazing Ice Ogre)
Neneko (“Ninja Art Dk to Wt” skill shared by Hatsume no Tsubone)
Hamahime (“Ninja Art Fr to Dk” skill shared by Hattori Hanzo)

Floors/Stamina Cost:
Mountain Ascetic – Legend (50)
Mountain Ascetic – Master (30)

Aug 26 - 12:00 AM
Aug 26 - 11:59 PM

Zaerog∞ Descended!

Special Conditions:
- All monsters on team start at Lv.1
- Defeating monsters earn EXP and levels for your team
- The lower cost of the team monster, the greater the EXP gain

Boss Monster:
Maleficent Phantom Dragon King, Zaerog∞

Floors/Stamina Cost:
Phantom Dragon King – Legend Plus (50)

Aug 26 - 12:00 AM
Aug 26 - 11:59 PM

Green Contract Dragon

Boss Monster:
Storm Hawk Dragon, Kuarje

Special Appearance:
Festival Sage Treant (“Holy Draco Summoning Circle-Fr & Wd” skill also shared by Holy Night Red Dragon Caller, Sonia)
Light Shibamaru (“Landscape-Patterned Cup” skill also shared by Maede Keiji)
Winron (“Leading a Comeback” skill also shared by Liu Bei)
Woodzeal (“Royal Gale” skill also shared by Griffin Rider)
Storm Hawk Dragon, Kuarje (“Storm Light Ring” skill also shared by Green Dragonbound, Sylvie)

Floors/Stamina Cost:
Storm Hawk Dragon – Mythical (50)
Storm Hawk Dragon – Legend (45)
Storm Hawk Dragon – Expert (40)
Storm Hawk Dragon – Master (25)
Storm Hawk Dragon – Int (15)

Aug 15 - 12:00 AM
Aug 28 - 11:59 PM

Kanetsugu!

Special Conditions:
All attributes required before entering

Boss Monster:
Honorable Dragon General, Kanetsugu

Special Appearance:
Rowdy Red Samurai Goblin (“Attack Stance – Fire” skill also shared by Burning Maiden, Princess Valkyrie)
Neneko (“Ninja Art Dk to Wt” skill also shared by Hatsume no Tsubone)
Kodama (“Ninja Art Wt to Wd” skill also shared by Sarutobi Sasuke)
High Wood Ninja (“Protection Magic – Wood” skill also shared by Thumbelina)
Hamahime (“Ninja Art Fr to Dk” skill also shared by Hattori Hanzo)
High Dark Ninja (“Morning Star” skill also shared by Archangel Lucifer)

Floors/Stamina Cost:
Honorable Dragon – Mythical (50)
Honorable Dragon – Legend (50)

Aug 27 - 12:00 AM
Aug 27 - 11:59 PM

Beelzebub Descended!

Boss Monster:
Archdemon Beelzebub

Floors/Stamina Cost:
Fiend Prince – Mythical (50)

Aug 27 - 12:00 AM
Aug 27 - 11:59 PM

Hera-Is Descended!

Boss Monster:
Hera-Is

Floors/Stamina Cost:
Queen of Absolute Zero – Mythical (50)
Queen of Absolute Zero – Legend (50)

Aug 27 - 12:00 AM
Aug 27 - 11:59 PM

Shuten-Doji Descended!

Boss Monster:
Demon Leader, Shuten-Doji

Floors/Stamina Cost:
Sake’s Demon – Mythical (50)
Sake’s Demon – Legend (50)

Aug 27 - 12:00 AM
Aug 27 - 11:59 PM

Nordis Descended!

Special Conditions:
- All monsters on team start at Lv.1
- Defeating monsters earn EXP and levels for your team
- The lower cost of the team monster, the greater the EXP gain

Boss Monster:
Unleashed Knight Dragon King, Nordis

Floors/Stamina Cost:
Knight Dragon King – Legend Plus (50)

Aug 27 - 12:00 AM
Aug 27 - 11:59 PM

Green Contract Dragon

Boss Monster:
Storm Hawk Dragon, Kuarje

Special Appearance:
Festival Sage Treant (“Holy Draco Summoning Circle-Fr & Wd” skill also shared by Holy Night Red Dragon Caller, Sonia)
Light Shibamaru (“Landscape-Patterned Cup” skill also shared by Maede Keiji)
Winron (“Leading a Comeback” skill also shared by Liu Bei)
Woodzeal (“Royal Gale” skill also shared by Griffin Rider)
Storm Hawk Dragon, Kuarje (“Storm Light Ring” skill also shared by Green Dragonbound, Sylvie)

Floors/Stamina Cost:
Storm Hawk Dragon – Mythical (50)
Storm Hawk Dragon – Legend (45)
Storm Hawk Dragon – Expert (40)
Storm Hawk Dragon – Master (25)
Storm Hawk Dragon – Int (15)

Aug 15 - 12:00 AM
Aug 28 - 11:59 PM

Deus Ex Machina Descended!

Boss Monster:
Awoken Deus ex Machina

Floors/Stamina Cost:
Mechanical God – Mythical (50)
Mechanical God – Legend (50)

Aug 28 - 12:00 AM
Aug 28 - 11:59 PM

Satan Descended!

Special Condition:
No Heart Orbs

Boss Monster:
Satan

Floors/Stamina Cost:
Lord of Hell – Mythical (50)

Aug 28 - 12:00 AM
Aug 28 - 11:59 PM

Hera-Beorc Descended!

Boss Monster:
Awoken Hera-Beorc

Floors/Stamina Cost:
Arboreal Queen – Mythical (50)
Arboreal Queen – Legend (50)

Aug 28 - 12:00 AM
Aug 28 - 11:59 PM

Diagoldos Descended!

Boss Monster:
Armored Blade Dragon, Diagoldos

Floors/Stamina Cost:
Armored Blade Dragon – Mythical (50)
Armored Blade Dragon – Legend (50)

Aug 28 - 12:00 AM
Aug 28 - 11:59 PM

Scarlet Descended!

Boss Monster:
Broad-Minded Hell Demon, Scarlet

Special Rules:
- All monsters on team start at Lv.1
- Defeating monsters earn EXP and levels for your team
- The lower cost of the team monster, the greater the EXP gain

Floors/Stamina Cost:
Hell Demon – Legend Plus (50)

Aug 28 - 12:00 AM
Aug 28 - 11:59 PM

Zhao Yun Descended!

Boss Monster:
Mighty Dragon General, Zhao Yun

Special Appearance:
High Water Ninja (“Protection Magic – Water” skill also shared by Snow White)
High Light Ninja (“Curse of the Lightning” skill also shared by Baal)
genius sleeping dragon, zhuge liang (“100 Victories in 100 Battles” skill also shared by Genius Sleeping Dragon, Zhuge Liang)

Floors/Stamina Cost:
Mighty General – Mythical (50)
Mighty General – Legend (50)

Aug 29 - 12:00 AM
Aug 29 - 11:59 PM

Mephisto Descended!

Special Conditions:
No Heart Orbs

Boss Monster:
Awoken Mephistopheles

Special Appearance:
Devil Fish (“Grudge Strike” skill shared by Vritra)

Floors/Stamina Cost:
Soul Reaper – Mythical (50)

Aug 29 - 12:00 AM
Aug 29 - 11:59 PM

Indigo Descended!

Boss Monster:
Cruel Frozen Hell Demon, Indigo

Special Rule:
7×6 Board

Floors/Stamina Cost:
Frozen Hell Demon – Mythical (50)
Frozen Hell Demon – Legend (50)

Aug 29 - 12:00 AM
Aug 29 - 11:59 PM

Ultimate Yamato Rush!

Boss Monster:
Avowed Thief, Ishikawa Goemon

Floors/Stamina Cost:
Land of the Rising Sun – Legend Plus (99)

Aug 29 - 12:00 AM
Aug 29 - 11:59 PM

Volsung Descended!

Boss Monster:
Giant Arched Sea Dragon King, Volsung

Special Appearances:
Oneton (“Solid Fortitude” skill also shared by Loyal Deity, Guan Yu)
Super King Ruby Dragon (“Double Attack Stance-Fr” skill also shared by Ares)
Super King Sapphire Dragon (“Double Attack Stance-Wt” skill also shared by Hermes)

Floors/Stamina Cost:
Sea Dragon King – Legend Plus (50)

Aug 29 - 12:00 AM
Aug 29 - 11:59 PM

Zeus & Hera Descended!

Boss Monster:
Zeus & Hera

Floors/Stamina Cost:
Hall of the Divine King – Mythical (50)
Hall of the Divine King – Legend (50)

Aug 30 - 12:00 AM
Aug 30 - 11:59 PM

Takeminakata Descended!

Special Conditions:
Wood and Dark Orb-restricted dungeon

Boss Monster:
War God of Metal, Takeminakata

Floors/Stamina Cost:
Sword Combat God – Mythical (50)
Sword Combat God – Legend (50)

Aug 30 - 12:00 AM
Aug 30 - 11:59 PM

Zeus-Dios Descended!

Boss Monster:
Zeus-Dios

Special Appearance:
Hera will appear (May drop)

Floors/Stamina Cost:
Father of Gods – Mythical (50)

Aug 30 - 12:00 AM
Aug 30 - 11:59 PM

PAD Z Collab

Boss Monster:
Dark Red Skydragon, El Dorado
Dark Blue Skydragon, Nirai Kanai
Dark Wood Skydragon, Horai
*Random 1 of 3 will appear

Special Monsters:
Melagon (Melagon skills up the ability “Magma Ball” for Meteor Volcano Dragon)
Zabgon (Zabgon skills up the ability “Blizzard Ball” for Crystal Aurora Dragon)
Morigon (Morigon skills up the ability “Gaia Ball” for Graviton Earth Dragon)

Floors/Stamina Cost:
Black Skydragon – Z (50)
Black Skydragon – Master (30)

Aug 30 - 12:00 AM
Aug 30 - 11:59 PM

Myr Descended!

Boss Monster:
Illusionless Time Dragonbound, Myr

Special Appearance:
Ancient Ocean Dragon, Coelcanth (“Curse of the Darkness” skill also shared by Anubis)
Metallic Star Dragon, Virgo (“Astrocharge – Land” skill also shared by Spica)
Charming Temptress, Wicked Lady (“Double Attack Stance-Dk” skill also shared by Persephone)
Light Insect Dragon, Pulseneedle (“Light Spell” skill also shared by Light Wizard, Rei Sirius)

Floors/Stamina Cost:
Time Boundaries Dragon – Mythical Plus (50)
Time Boundaries Dragon – Legend Plus (50)

Aug 30 - 12:00 AM
Aug 30 - 11:59 PM

Sandalphon Descended!

Special Conditions:
No Dupes Allowed

Boss Monster:
Awoken Sandalphon

Floors/Stamina Cost:
Meditating Music God – Mythical (50)

Aug 31 - 12:00 AM
Aug 31 - 11:59 PM

Zhou Yu!!

Special Condition:
All attributes required before entering

Boss Monster:
Graceful General, Zhou Yu

Floors/Stamina Cost:
Mei Zhou Lang – Mystical (50)
Mei Zhou Lang – Legend (50)

Aug 31 - 12:00 AM
Aug 31 - 11:59 PM

Gran Reverse Descended!

Special Condition:
Dragon Monsters are enhanced

Boss Monster:
Dusking Dragon Caller, Sonia Gran Reverse

Floors/Stamina Cost:
Inverted Eternal Dragon – Mythical (50)
Inverted Eternal Dragon – Legend (50)

Aug 31 - 12:00 AM
Aug 31 - 11:59 PM

Medjedra Descended!

Boss Monster:
Guardian of Dark Riches, Medjedra

Special Appearance:
Beast of the Labyrinth, Minotaur (“Miracle of Fire” skill also shared by Archangel Uriel)
Thunder Giant, Cyclops (“Double Attack Stance-Lt” skill also shared by Apollo)
Ra TAMADRA (“Solar Lazer” skill also shared by Ra)

Floors/Stamina Cost:
Underworld Guardian – Mythical (50)
Underworld Guardian – Legend (50)

Aug 31 - 12:00 AM
Aug 31 - 11:59 PM

Linthia Descended!

Special Conditions:
- All monsters on team start at Lv.1
- Defeating monsters earn EXP and levels for your team
- The lower cost of the team monster, the greater the EXP gain

Boss Monster:
Crystal Wind Dragon Queen, Linthia

Floors/Stamina Cost:
Dragon Queen of the Wind – Mythical Plus (50)
Dragon Queen of the Wind – Legend Plus (50)

Aug 31 - 12:00 AM
Aug 31 - 11:59 PM

*Maintenance Notice from the Puzzle & Dragons Team* The maintenance has ended. Version 9.3.1 of Puzzle & Dragons is now available to download at your convenience. This update introduces numerous gameplay adjustments, in addition to Ultimate Evolutions and skill improvements. For more details, see the Ver 9.3.1 Patch Notes here: http://bit.ly/2bNvPHQ Update availability may depend on the device, please check your device’s respective store after a period of time. If you do not see the changes in effect after the update, please try exiting the app completely and rebooting your device. Thank you for your patience and for playing Puzzle & Dragons.

*Maintenance Notice from Puzzle & Dragons Team* [Tentative Duration]: 8/23 (Tue), 10:00 PM - 8/24 (Wed), 6:00 AM (UTC-8) *This maintenance is scheduled for 8/23 (Tue), 11:00 PM - 8/24 (Wed), 7:00 AM (PDT) The maintenance has begun. During this time, you will not be able to access the game. For more details, please see our original announcement: http://bit.ly/2b3thDm Thank you for playing Puzzle & Dragons, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.   *Maintenance times are still tentative and may change should further needs arise. We will update all users according to any changes. The actual end time may vary depending on the progress of the maintenance work.

*Notice from the Puzzle & Dragons Team* Today we confirmed and corrected an issue involving the +Egg drop rates in Special Descended Coin Dungeons. Magic Stone and Coin compensations have been given to players that entered Special Descended Coin Dungeons from 8/22 (Mon), 1:00 AM to 7:11 PM (UTC-8). For more details on the original issue, see here: http://bit.ly/2byloeE This compensation was delivered via in-game mail starting 8/23 (Tue), UTC-8. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and thank you for enjoying Puzzle & Dragons.

*Notice from the Puzzle & Dragons Team* Updated 8/23: In a previous version of this post, the time of when the issue had started had been listed as 12:00 AM. Upon further investigation, this issue was found to have started at 1:00 AM and the post has been edited with the correct times. We have confirmed an issue with the +Egg Drop Rate in the Special Descended Coin Dungeons. Within the shop, the Special Descended Coin Dungeons were shown as benefiting from a 5x +Egg Rate. Upon purchasing, however, the displayed bonus did not take effect and did not result in an increase in +Egg drops. The issue was in effect from 8/22 (Mon), 1:00 AM - 7:11 PM (UTC-8). We have remedied this issue and the +Egg bonus is now active. Affected players will receive compensation via in-game mail. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and thank you for enjoying Puzzle & Dragons.

*Notice Regarding Android 7.0 “Nougat” Compatibility* Currently, Puzzle & Dragons supports Android versions 4.0 - 6.0. Please note that the game is not yet compatible with the upcoming Android 7.0 “Nougat” release. Upgrading your device to Android 7.0 may cause Puzzle & Dragons to crash upon launch, rendering it unplayable. Android 7.0 compatibility will be addressed in a future update. Further information will be announced here as details become available, but in the meantime please refrain from updating to Android 7.0 if you wish to continue playing Puzzle & Dragons. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding. *If you have questions regarding your device’s current operating system in use or on how to update it, please contact Google or the device manufacturer. *Please perform operating system updates at your own discretion.

*Fire Challenge Bursts into Action!* [Duration] 8/22 (Mon) - 8/28 (Sun) UTC-8 This dungeon starts at 8/22 (Mon), 1:00 AM and ends at 8/29 (Mon), 12:59 AM (PDT) Burn with passion, burn with might, all-consuming fire, burning ever bright! The demons of fire herald no mercy for the weak and dim of light. Fire Challenge!-Mythical/No Continues is a Challenge Dungeon featuring all fire Attribute dungeons. The flames rage endlessly--there are no Continues for those who struggle to fight. See below for more information. Details: - During the event, gifts will be delivered via in-game mail when floors are cleared. - Gift mails are available only up to 8/29 (Mon), 11:59 PM UTC-8. Dungeons & Rewards: Agni Descended! (Mythical)... Flampy Hephaestus Descended! (Mythical)... Jewel of Fire Surtr Descended!-All Att. Req. (Mythical)... Jewel of Fire Zeus Vulcan Descended! (Mythical)... Jewel of Fire Hera-Ur Descended! (Mythical)... Jewel of Fire *If your max Stamina is less than the Stamina value required to enter the dungeon, the dungeon will not appear. Stamina overflow does not change this requirement. *Dungeon levels may be attempted in any order. *Some monsters may have been adjusted for the Descended Dungeons that have had special conditions added to them. *The reward is based on the level of the dungeon completed. *Dungeon rewards are only granted once per level, regardless of the number of times completed. *After completing a dungeon, it may take some time before the rewards are delivered (Return to Title Screen can speed this up). *Rewards are sent via in-game mail to the [Friend] menu’s Mail/Friend Invites screen. *Dungeons must be completed by 8/29 (Mon), UTC-8 to receive the rewards. If the time limit is passed while in the dungeon, the dungeon rewards cannot be received.

*Dark Carnival Returns!* [Duration]: 8/22 (Mon) - 8/28 (Sun) UTC-8 This dungeon starts at 8/22 (Mon), 1:00 AM and ends at 8/29 (Mon), 12:59 AM (PDT). The moon and stars cast a dim glow upon the sleeping streets of the city. As the unsuspecting continue their slumber, the shadows come alive and dance the night away. Care to join? Running for one week and featuring Dark Attribute monsters skill up materials, the Dark Carnival returns! This dungeon has difficulties ranging from Intermediate to Master, and includes monsters such as Hamahime, Phantom Chaser, and Dark Sprite, Cattleya.

*2 Year Anniversary Twitch Stream Rewards* This time we mixed things up with guests all around! It was a blast bringing fresh talent into the stream--we hope to see more of you! As a result of our most recent performance we’re giving out the following rewards to all players! Distribution dates and methods will be announced at a later point in time, so stay tuned! The Rewards are as follows: 1 Magic Stone from Mr.S’s splashing performance in the PAD Island dungeon. Shynpy, Bubpy, and Badpy for Richard’s & our guest from the audience’s lightning fast Star Justice run. +297 TAMADRA from Antonio and MantasticPAD’s slow but steady win. If you missed the show and would like to watch the archive, you can view it here: http://bit.ly/1cYmawY In case you missed the Twitch Stream Exclusive Reward, for a limited time you can sign up here: /twitch-giveaways/ And to the rest of you that saw the stream, what did you think? What did you like? Dislike? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Our Monthly Twitch Stream will begin in 30 minutes! Come join the fun at https://www.twitch.tv/gunghoamerica! See you soon!

*Maintenance Notice from the Puzzle & Dragons Team* [Tentative Duration]: 8/23 (Tue), 10:00 PM - 8/24 (Wed), 6:00 AM (UTC-8) *This maintenance is scheduled for 8/23 (Tue), 11:00 PM - 8/24 (Wed), 7:00 AM (PDT). As of 8/23 (Tue), 10:00 PM (UTC-8), Puzzle & Dragons will be undergoing update maintenance. During this time you will not be able to access the game. This update will add new game functionality in addition to providing further content updates. Thank you for playing Puzzle & Dragons, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. *Maintenance times are still tentative and may change should further needs arise. We will update all users according to any changes. The actual end time may vary depending on the progress of the maintenance work.

The Coastal Voyage Event has arrived jam packed with awesome content! See here for details: https://t.co/dBJKa0q0iV https://t.co/FrcBUde3ua

RT @DzyDzyDino: Massive PAD Update! Version 9.3.0 & 9.3.1! Questions? Come see and discuss all the new features! https://t.co/paszA7Qlhb @P…

RT @PADRagnarok: Not sure what Badges and Quests are in the 9.3.1 Update? I break it down in today's video https://t.co/7OeMTQx0d5 @PuzzD…

A new Technical Dungeon is here! Test their intergalactic might! See here for details: https://t.co/Pq9YbrEIgk https://t.co/D6gVJKoFQM

The Version 9.3.1 Update brings a lot of new skill improvements! See here for details: https://t.co/LIs87kHeGO https://t.co/YVs01neNBO

Brand new Ultimate Evolutions are now available! See here for details: https://t.co/YRXHsuo52f https://t.co/oQ6QD3NMEI

The Update Maintenance is over! Version 9.3.1 is ready to download! See here for details: https://t.co/JKsULBLqe6 https://t.co/dh7K3Jg4C4

We are now in the Update Maintenance! You will not be able to access the game at this time. Thank you for playing! https://t.co/j9bzayQXM8

The Update Maintenance will begin in 15 minutes! You will not be able to access the game at this time. Thank you! https://t.co/6mFhlbqDWw

@OrangePeelPanda Correct!

RT @PADRagnarok: Been cranking out Box Reviews for as many fans as possible, many featuring Kaede team builds https://t.co/QCzYNSGaZ8 @Puzz…

@JackTriangleX The oceans are vast and the life forms within it are plentiful :)

Face the demons of the inferno in the new Fire Challenge! See here for details: https://t.co/vcv4SJQLJY https://t.co/D7vpzK40o3

Dark Skill Up monsters have arrived as the Dark Carnival returns! See here for details: https://t.co/CWeXBI7ffT https://t.co/VP2MUr8ygc

Thanks again to MantasticPAD for joining us on stream! You can find his and Antonio's Star Justice strategy here! https://t.co/3p3qbrhK7L

RT @MantasticPAD: That moment when Shobae did the impossible and beat Zaerog Infinity @PuzzDragNA @GungHo_America https://t.co/xCTZwXKwBH

Our monthly Twitch Stream will begin in 30 minutes! Come join the fun at https://t.co/ORblfNxphB! https://t.co/4YFSbfU56v

The guys hard at work for tonight's Twitch Stream! Tune in at 7PM PDT at https://t.co/ORblfNxphB! https://t.co/jXfdFfRMIC

As of 8/23, 10:00 PM (UTC-8), Puzzle & Dragons will be undergoing maintenance! For details: https://t.co/b1ZFRrqYD4 https://t.co/4zwPM5Z2hd

@DiReAnimeDreams If you have friends that are still in-game friends with your old account, it may be possible to recover your ID.

NEWS

05. 17. 2016

FINAL FANTASY Makes Epic Return in All-New Puzzle & Dragons Collab

EL SEGUNDO – May 16, 2016 – GungHo Online Entertainment announced today that Square Enix’s classic role-playing series FINAL FANTASY® has returned to the mobile gaming phenomenon Puzzle & Dragons in a special collaboration running today until May 29.

This new collab expands upon the previous one from last October with all-new characters, dungeons, evolutions, and boss fights from the iconic series. Additionally, the FINAL FANTASY-themed Rare Egg Machine has expanded to include 19 iconic fan-favorites such as Cecil, Lightening, Bartz, and spanning the series for fans to collect and employ in combat.

The collab introduces two new FINAL FANTASY-themed dungeons — one featuring the bosses spanning FINAL FANTASY VIII - XIII, and the other, a special gift dungeon, containing a rare Fat Chocobo. The collaboration will also see the return of the original FINAL FANTASY collaboration dungeon with bosses spanning FINAL FANTASY I – VI. All dungeons will include new weapon monster card drops to Skill Up their FINAL FANTASY characters.

New Ultimate Evolutions have also been added for returning characters Cloud, Sephiroth, and Yuna. Newcomers Lightning and Cecil will receive them as well, with Cecil possessing two Ultimate Evolutions: Dark Knight and Paladin, representing his two job classes. Previous FINAL FANTASY characters have also received upgrades to their strength and increasing their usefulness in competitive gameplay.

Details on additions for the crossover are below:

New FINAL FANTASY Characters:


  • Cecil (Final Fantasy IV)
  • Bartz (Final Fantasy V)
  • Terra (Final Fantasy VI)
  • Shantotto (Final Fantasy XI)
  • Vaan (Final Fantasy XII)
  • Lightning (Final Fantasy XIII)
  • Y’shtola (Final Fantasy XIV)
  • Rain (Final Fantasy Brave Exvius)

Puzzle & Dragons is a mobile gaming phenomenon that continues to see tremendous growth. The game features an addictive combination of puzzle, dungeon-crawling, and monster-collecting gameplay. In the game, 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 surpassed 55 million downloads worldwide and can be download from the App Store, Google Play, and Amazon Appstore.

For information on GungHo Online Entertainment America, visit www.gunghoonline.com. Fans can also follow the latest Puzzle & Dragons news on Facebook and Twitter.

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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 SQUARE ENIX, INC.
Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix Group. The Square Enix Group operates a global network of leading development studios and boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property, including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 110 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST, which has sold over 66 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 42 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. More information on Square Enix, Inc. can be found at www.na.square-enix.com.

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05. 17. 2016

Puzzle & Dragons Surpasses 10 Million Downloads in North America

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – May 9, 2016GungHo Online Entertainment America, Inc. announced today that the mobile gaming phenomenon Puzzle & Dragons has surpassed 10 million North American downloads since its release in 2012. The successful mobile game has reached 55 million global downloads.

“Puzzle & Dragons is one of the most successful mobile games of all time and will forever have the reputation of defining innovative gameplay and genre splicing. The game’s acceptance from millions of both core and casual players speaks to its massive success,” said Jun Iwasaki, president and CEO, GungHo Online Entertainment America. “GungHo Online Entertainment continues to maintain a strong commitment to Puzzle & Dragons and its future. We’re inspired by our success with P&D to inspire the growth of our company worldwide.”

Continuing to invest in and evolve Puzzle & Dragons, GungHo Online Entertainment added 22 new multiplayer dungeons in February for the North American version and new dungeons are rotated in with updates. These allow players to tackle them cooperatively with the help of a friend, take turns fighting enemies and share both setbacks and rewards.

Along with the popular base game, GungHo Online Entertainment has added numerous collabs with top partners to add properties including Batman, FINAL FANTASY, Angry Birds, Clash of Clans, and Hello Kitty.

Puzzle & Dragons is a mobile gaming phenomenon that continues to see tremendous growth. The game features an addictive combination of puzzle, dungeon-crawling, and monster-collecting gameplay. In the game, 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 can be download from the App Store, Google Play, and Amazon Appstore.

For information on GungHo Online Entertainment America, visit www.gunghoonline.com. Fans can also follow the latest Puzzle & Dragons news on Facebook and Twitter.

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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.

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05. 17. 2016

Bleach Collaboration Now Live in Puzzle & Dragons

TOKYOApril 4, 2016GungHo Online Entertainment announced today that the popular amine series BLEACH has made its way to the mobile gaming phenomenon Puzzle & Dragons. This special collaboration brings both casual and hardcore Puzzle & Dragons players to the doors of the Soul Society in a special BLEACH-themed dungeon. Ranging from Intermediate to Mythical, each dungeon tasks players with taking on Byakuya Kuchiki and his fellow Captains of the 13 Court Guard Squads. A special BLEACH-themed Rare Egg Machine will be available with popular characters such as Ichigo Kurosaki, Rukia Kuchiki, and the remaining protectors of Soul Society up for grabs. The Bleach crossover runs from April 4 to April 18.

An exclusive addition to the crossover is the ability to evolve Ichigo Kurosaki to his maximum potential, eventually evolving to Substitute Soul Reaper Ichigo Kurosaki and even his hollow form! Also, the BLEACH collab dungeon will occasionally drop weapons from the enemies encountered. Feeding these weapons to their owners using the Power-Up Fusion menu may result in a Skill Up for the character, lowering the cooldown on their active skill.

Details on additions for the crossover are below:

New BLEACH Characters:


  • Ichigo Kurosaki (★6)
  • Rukia Kuchiki (★6)
  • Kisuke Urahara (★5)
  • Toshiro Hitsugaya (★5)
  • Kenpachi Zaraki (★5)
  • Orihime Inoue (★4)
  • Uryu Ishida (★4)
  • Yasutora Sado (★4)
  • Yoruichi Shihoin (★4)
  • Rangiku Matsumoto (★4)

Puzzle & Dragons is a mobile gaming phenomenon that continues to see tremendous growth. The game features an addictive combination of puzzle, dungeon-crawling, and monster-collecting gameplay. In the game, 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 surpassed 50 million downloads worldwide and can be download from the App Store, Google Play,and Amazon Appstore.

For information on GungHo Online Entertainment America, visit www.gunghoonline.com. Fans can also follow the latest Puzzle & Dragons news on Facebook and Twitter.

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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 .

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05. 17. 2016

Puzzle & Dragons Adds Two-Player Online Multiplayer

TOKYO – Feb. 4, 2016 – Puzzle & Dragonsplayers can now add a friend to their games and take on even harder dungeons. GungHo Online Entertainment (GOE) today announced the addition of Multiplayer Dungeons to Puzzle & Dragons (P&D) in North America, its massively successful mobile match-3 title. Multiplayer Dungeons add a unique spin to P&D’s most advanced dungeons by allowing players to tackle them cooperatively with the help of a friend.

In Multiplayer Dungeons, skilled players (ranked 150 and above) can invite a friend to join them to battle through dungeons. Together they trade turns fighting against enemies and share the setbacks and rewards. While these dungeons can be attempted in single-player, the most difficult and rewarding levels will need two players.

Featuring 22 new co-op dungeons each specially designed to test each player’s teamwork and determination, the dungeons challenge players to share one life meter as they alternate turns to create the best combinations and defeat each floor of deadly monsters. Only the savviest teams will survive to share the spoils.

For more information on Multiplayer Dungeons, including the full list of dungeons, go to: (Community Blog Post Link)

Puzzle & Dragons is a mobile gaming phenomenon that continues to see tremendous growth. The game features an addictive combination of puzzle, dungeon-crawling, and monster-collecting gameplay. In the game, 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 surpassed 50 million downloads worldwide and can be download from the App Store, Google Play, and Amazon Appstore.

*Multiplayer mode in Co-Op Dungeons is not supported on the iPhone3GS, iPod touch (4th generation), or Android Devices with OS 4.0 and lower. For more details on Operating System requirements, see our original announcement: http://on.fb.me/1ZL7SH9

To download the latest assets, including screenshots and other assets, please visit the press page here.

For information on GungHo Online Entertainment America, visit http://www.gunghoonline.com. Fans can also follow the latest Puzzle & Dragons news on Facebook and Twitter.

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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.

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05. 17. 2016

Neon Genesis Evangelion Collab Returns to Puzzle & Dragons

ENHANCED NEON GENESIS EVANGELION COLLABORATION NOW LIVE IN PUZZLE & DRAGONS

TOKYONovember 17, 2015GungHo Online Entertainment announced today the return of one of its most unique crossovers with the enhanced Neon Genesis Evangelion collaboration for the mobile gaming phenomenon Puzzle & Dragons. Once again, casual and hardcore Puzzle & Dragons players will face off against nine mysterious angels in an Evangelion-themed dungeon and have access to a special EVA-01-themed Rare Egg Machine with popular characters like Shinji, Rei, and Asuka up for grabs. The Neon Genesis Evangelion crossover will run from Nov. 16 to Nov. 29.

Exclusive additions to the enhanced crossover are new Ultimate Evolutions for past monsters, including Shinji & EVA Unit-01, Rei & EVA Unit-00, and Misato & AAA Wunder. Players can also acquire new TAMADRAs inspired by the anime franchise.

Details on additions for the crossover are below:

New Ultimate Evolutions:


  • Shinji & EVA Unit-01 (First Awoken Form)
  • Rei & EVA Unit-00 (Core Fusion)
  • Misato & AAA Wunder (Main Battery Gunfire)

New TAMADRAs:


  • EVA Unit-01 TAMADRA
  • EVA Unit-02 TAMADRA
  • EVA Unit-13 TAMADRA
  • Misato TAMADRA

Puzzle & Dragons is a mobile gaming phenomenon that continues to see tremendous growth. The game features an addictive combination of puzzle, dungeon-crawling, and monster-collecting gameplay. In the game, 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 surpassed 50 million downloads worldwide and can be download from the App Store, Google Play,and Amazon Appstore.

To download the latest assets, including screenshots and other assets, please visit the press page here.

For information on GungHo Online Entertainment America, visit www.gunghoonline.com. Fans can also follow the latest Puzzle & Dragons news on Facebook and Twitter.

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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 .

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05. 17. 2016

Final Fantasy Comes To Puzzle & Dragons

TOKYO – October 26, 2015 GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc., a multiplatform publisher for the online gaming community and publisher of the highly successful mobile title Puzzle & Dragons, today announced a new collaboration with Square Enix’s FINAL FANTASY®. Characters from this classic role-playing franchise will be featured in Puzzle & Dragons from Nov. 2-15.

The FINAL FANTASY crossover will feature (game title and characters):

FINAL FANTASY: Chaos
FINAL FANTASY II: Emperor of Palamecia
FINAL FANTASY III: Cloud of Darkness
FINAL FANTASY IV: Zeromus
FINAL FANTASY V: Gilgamesh and Neo Exdeath
FINAL FANTASY VI: Kefka
FINAL FANTASY VII: Cloud and Sephiroth
FINAL FANTASY VIII: Squall, Rinoa, and Angelo
FINAL FANTASY IX: Zidane, Vivi
FINAL FANTASY X: Yuna and Tidus
FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0: Ace
FINAL FANTASYDIMENSIONS SERIES: Aemo, Mootie
MOBIUS FINAL FANTASY: Wol

Players can find the heroes in the FINAL FANTASY Egg Machine and villains can be uncovered in a special dungeon, titled Netherworld, which features with five floors from Intermediate to Mythical difficulty levels with seven battles per floor.

Puzzle & Dragons is a mobile gaming phenomenon that continues to see tremendous growth that features an addictive combination of puzzle, dungeon-crawling, and monster-collecting gameplay. In the game, 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 surpassed 50 million downloads worldwide and can be download from the App Store, Google Play, andAmazon Appstore.

For information on GungHo Online Entertainment America, visit www.gunghoonline.com. Fans can also follow the latest Puzzle & Dragons news on Facebook and Twitter.

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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 SQUARE ENIX, INC.
Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix Group. The Square Enix Group operates a global network of leading development studios and boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property, including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 110 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST, which has sold over 66 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 42 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.

More information on Square Enix, Inc. can be found at www.na.square-enix.com.

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05. 17. 2016

DC Comics All-Stars Return to Puzzle & Dragons

TOKYO – Sept. 28, 2015 – GungHo Online Entertainment today announced the return of the DC Comics Universe to GOE’s smash hit mobile game, Puzzle & Dragons as DC Comics’ most heroic and villainous characters invade for another crossover collaboration running from Sept. 28 through Oct. 11.

Starting next week, DC Comics’ all-star heroes and villains, including Superman, Green Arrow, Harley Quinn, Doomsday, Darkseid, and Wonder Woman will appear in Puzzle & Dragons in an exclusive dungeon with four difficulty levels for beginners and experts alike. Players can assemble a team of Super Heroes via a special Rare Egg Machine themed after Superman himself and do battle with DC Comics’ most infamous Super-Villains gathered throughout the dungeon.

Puzzle & Dragons features an addictive combination of puzzle, dungeon-crawling, and monster-collecting gameplay. Players can capture, collect, and evolve hundreds of elemental monsters by using quick thinking to chain combos and maximize the abilities and skills of their monsters. Puzzle & Dragons continues to grow, and has already surpassed 50 million downloads worldwide.

Puzzle & Dragons is available for free on the App Store, Google Play, and Amazon.

The DC Comics characters in Puzzle & Dragons are licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment on behalf of DC Entertainment.

For information on GungHo Online Entertainment America, visit www.gunghoonline.com. The latest Puzzle & Dragons news is available on Facebook and Twitter.

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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 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all platforms, including console, handheld, mobile and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.

About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.

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05. 17. 2016

Batman™ Returns to Puzzle & Dragons with New Batman: Arkham Knight Content

Tokyo, Japan – Sept. 9, 2015 - GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc., a multiplatform publisher for the online gaming community, today announced the return of Batman to highly successful mobile title Puzzle & Dragons with a collaboration event that now includes characters from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s Batman: Arkham Knight. From Sept. 7–20, players can enjoy a host of Batman-related content, including new characters pulled straight from one of 2015’s most celebrated video games.

This updated crossover event includes The Scarecrow and The Arkham Knight as depicted in Batman: Arkham Knight. Many characters from previous Batman collaborations have also been improved, and the Batman Collab Egg Machine now features six special characters in total – including a new version of Harley Quinn. Additional features include:


  • New original music
  • New Gotham City background
  • Five difficulty levels, including Mythical-level difficulty
  • Two new Ultimate Evolutions for previous Batman collaboration monsters
  • New “swoop down” animation – evocative of Batman gliding on his cape – when players enter the dungeon

Featuring an addictive combination of puzzle solving, dungeon crawling, and monster collecting, Puzzle & Dragons is a mobile gaming phenomenon that continues to see tremendous growth. In the game, 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 may be downloaded from the App Store, Google Play, and Amazon Appstore.

Batman™: Arkham Knight brings the award-winning Arkham trilogy from Rocksteady Studios to its epic conclusion. Developed exclusively for New-Gen platforms, Batman: Arkham Knight introduces Rocksteady’s uniquely designed version of the Batmobile. The highly anticipated addition of this legendary vehicle, combined with the acclaimed gameplay of the Arkham series, offers gamers the ultimate and complete Batman experience as they tear through the streets and soar across the skyline of the entirety of Gotham City.

To download the latest assets, including screenshots, please visit: http://bhimpact.gamespress.com/product_page.asp?i=1393

For information on GungHo Online Entertainment America, visit www.gunghoonline.com. Fans can also follow the latest Puzzle & Dragons news on Facebook and Twitter.

For more information and the latest updates on Batman: Arkham Knight, visit www.batmanarkhamknight.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BatmanArkham or https://twitter.com/BatmanArkham.

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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 DC ENTERTAINMENT
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.

ABOUT WARNER BROS INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc., is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all platforms, including console, handheld, mobile and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.

BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT software © 2015 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Developed by Rocksteady Studios. All other trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

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01. 07. 2015

Puzzle & Dragons Surpasses 6 Million Downloads

TOKYO – Jan. 7, 2015 – GungHo Online Entertainment (GOE) today announced that its highly successful mobile game Puzzle & Dragons has surpassed 6 million downloads in North America. GOE will host an in-game celebration event to mark this milestone later this month. (Event details will be released at a later date.)

Featuring an addictive combination of puzzle, dungeon-crawling, and monster-collecting gameplay, Puzzle & Dragons is a mobile gaming phenomenon that continues to see tremendous growth. In the game, 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 surpassed 41 million downloads worldwide.

Puzzle & Dragonsis available for free on the App Store, Google Play, and Amazon Appstore.

For information on GungHo Online Entertainment America, visit www.gunghoonline.com. Fans can also follow the latest Puzzle & Dragons news on Facebook and Twitter.

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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.

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11. 06. 2014

DC Comics Characters Take Over Puzzle & Dragons Next Week

TOKYO – November 4, 2014 – The world-renowned characters from DC Comics will be taking over GungHo Online Entertainment’s mobile game phenomenon Puzzle & Dragons beginning next week.

Starting Nov. 10 through Nov. 23, the hit mobile RPG will feature some of DC Comics’ most familiar heroes and villains, including Superman, Green Arrow, Harley Quinn, Doomsday, Darkseid, and Wonder Woman. The villains –will be gathered in a brand new dungeon ready to battle all the superheroes that are available through a rare in-game egg machine. In addition, the dungeon will also include four difficulty levels for all Puzzle & Dragons players.

Featuring an addictive combination of puzzle, dungeon-crawling, and monster-collecting gameplay, Puzzle & Dragons is a mobile gaming phenomenon that continues to see tremendous growth. In the game, 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 surpassed 40 million downloads worldwide.

Puzzle & Dragons is available for free on the App Store, Google Play, and Amazon.

The DC Comics characters in Puzzle & Dragons are licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment on behalf of DC Entertainment.

For information on GungHo Online Entertainment America, visit www.gunghoonline.com. The latest Puzzle & Dragons news is available on Facebook and Twitter.

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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 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all platforms, including console, handheld, mobile and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.

About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner.  DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.

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10. 29. 2014

Angry Birds Flock to Puzzle & Dragons

TOKYO – October 16, 2014 – Two of the most popular mobile games are coming together once again, as GungHo Online Entertainment announced that, from Oct. 20 through Nov. 2, its premier mobile RPG Puzzle & Dragons will feature several crossovers with Rovio Entertainment’s famed mobile series Angry Birds.

 

Puzzle & Dragons players can now experience a brand new dungeon featuring characters and monsters inspired by Angry Birds Epic. Players can fight and collect the fantasy-themed versions of Angry Birds characters across four difficulty settings. As an added bonus, players who missed out on the original Angry Birds collaboration can capture the classic versions of the Angry Birds as well.

 

Also, Angry Birds Epic devoted players can get in on the character swap too – they will soon have the opportunity to experience a brand new Puzzle & Dragons-themed level where they can fight against classic Puzzle & Dragons characters, including Tyrannos, Baddie, TAMADRA, and several other characters.

 

A mobile gaming phenomenon, Puzzle & Dragons continues to see tremendous growth thanks to 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 surpassed 38 million downloads worldwide.

 

Angry Birds is one of the world’s biggest entertainment franchises, starting in 2009 with the original mobile game that remains the number #1 downloaded app of all time. Angry Birds has expanded into publishing, licensing, animations, books and location based entertainment to become a beloved international brand.

 

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For information on GungHo Online Entertainment America, visit www.gunghoonline.com. The latest Puzzle & Dragons news is available on Facebook and Twitter.

 

For more information on Rovio Entertainment Ltd., visit www.rovio.com. Fans can also follow the latest Angry Birds news on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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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
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Rovio Entertainment Ltd, the creator of Angry Birds™, is a global industry-changing entertainment media company headquartered in Finland that creatively combines digital with physical, breaking the boundaries of traditional content delivery. What started as a casual game in 2009 became an international phenomenon within a few months of its release. Today Angry Birds is not only the most downloaded game of all time, it is a worldwide known entertainment brand reaching out into publishing, licensing, animations, books and location based entertainment. Rovio’s animated Angry Birds feature film is slated for July, 2016. www.rovio.com

 

MEDIA CONTACT
GUNGHO ONLINE ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA
Dakota Grabowski
Business & Communications Manager
Dakota@gunghoonline.com

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10. 29. 2014

Puzzle & Dragons Burns Brightly On Mobile Devices With More Than Five Million Downloads in North America

TOKYO – Sept. 24, 2014 – GungHo Online Entertainment’s (GOE) Puzzle & Dragons continues to see accelerated growth in the West, as the company today announced that the title surpassed five million downloads in North America last week (September 16). To celebrate this milestone, Puzzle & Dragons has been updated to feature a substantial amount of new content, including:

New Monsters – Players will have the opportunity to collect new monsters, including new gods

New Ultimate Evolutions – Fans will also have a chance to further evolve classic monsters such as Hera-Ur, Dark Archdemon Lucifer, Viper Orochi, Susano, and more

Other Updates – Extra content added to the game includes updates to Skills, Awoken Skills, content for select Descended Dungeons, monster parameters, adjusted Orb colors, and expanded Monster Box size

In addition to the content update, GOE also announced its latest Puzzle & Dragons collaboration with Shinrabansho chocolate – a popular brand of Japanese confection with promotional trading cards and unique characters. Players will now be able to collect all new monsters, including Apollo, Dragon King Saiga, Princess Kaguya, and more in a brand-new dungeon, complete with four difficulty levels for all player types.

Finally, GOE will be hosting a community event as part of the five million downloads celebration for Puzzle & Dragons. Information on the event will be released at a later date.
A mobile gaming phenomenon, Puzzle & Dragons continues to see tremendous growth thanks to 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 surpassed 38 million downloads worldwide.

To download Puzzle & Dragons, visit:

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/puzzle-dragons-english/id563474464?mt=8

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.gungho.padEN&hl=en

Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Puzzle-Dragons-Kindle-Tablet-Edition/dp/B00KPTKW8G

For information on GungHo Online Entertainment America, visit www.gunghoonline.com. Fans can also follow the latest Puzzle & Dragons news on Facebook and Twitter.

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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.

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10. 29. 2014

Puzzle & Dragons Now Available for Kindle Fire

TOKYO – June 23, 2014 – GungHo Online Entertainment (GOE) is proud to announce that its premier online mobile title, Puzzle & Dragons, is now available on the Kindle Fire tablets in the United States and Canada. A mobile gaming phenomenon, Puzzle & Dragons has seen more than 35 million downloads worldwide and has seen steady growth with Western audiences with unique in-game collaborations.

Free to play and download, Puzzle & Dragons can be played on Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HDX. To celebrate the Kindle Fire launch, Puzzle & Dragons players will receive one Super King Gold Dragon starting Tuesday, June 24 through Tuesday, July 1.

For information on GungHo Online Entertainment America, visit www.gunghoonline.com. Fans can also follow the latest Puzzle & Dragons news on Facebook and Twitter.

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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.

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05. 27. 2014

Puzzle & Dragons Reaches Four Million Downloads in North America

TOKYO – May 27, 2014 – GungHo Online Entertainment (GOE) is proud to announce that its premier online mobile title, Puzzle & Dragons, has surpassed four million downloads in North America. Through its unique in-game collaborations across a variety of media properties from video games to comic books and Japanese animation, the title continues to see steady growth among Western audiences.

 

Puzzle & Dragons surpassed the four million download milestone roughly six weeks since its three million download celebration. A special two week in-game event is being planned to mark the occasion, with details to be announced via the app and social networking channels.

 

A mobile gaming phenomenon, Puzzle & Dragons continues to see tremendous growth thanks to 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 surpassed 30 million downloads worldwide.

 

For information on GungHo Online Entertainment America, visit www.gunghoonline.com. Fans can also follow the latest Puzzle & Dragons news on Facebook and Twitter.

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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.

 

MEDIA CONTACT
GUNGHO ONLINE ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA
Dakota Grabowski
Communications Manager
Dakota@gunghoonline.com

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05. 27. 2014

Puzzle & Dragons passes 4 million downloads in North America

Apparently, puzzles + dragons = money.

 

Puzzle & Dragons (which, you can guess, is a puzzle game starring dragons) has just surpassed the four million mark for total downloads in North America. It hit this milestone just six weeks after it reached three million North American downloads. The Japanese mobile hit has performed well across the globe, with worldwide downloads reaching past 30 million. The mobile market is the fastest growing in gaming, and is now a multibillion dollar industry. Having that many downloads guarantees a decent piece of the mobile pie.

 

Puzzle & Dragons is a free-to-play, money-making machine. As of the end of March, it had an average revenue per user of $11.89. That was more than the next nine mobile games’ ARPU combined. Of course, most of that money is coming from Puzzle & Dragons home territory of Japan, but it is still a top-50 grossing game in the U.S., where it competes with the likes of Candy Crush Saga and Clash of Clans.

 

“A mobile gaming phenomenon, Puzzle & Dragons continues to see tremendous growth thanks to the game’s addictive combination of puzzle, dungeon-crawling, and monster-collecting gameplay,” developer GungHo Online Entertainment stated in a press release sent to GamesBeat. “Through its unique in-game collaborations across a variety of media properties from video games to comic books and Japanese animation, the title continues to see steady growth among Western audiences.”

 

GungHo plans to celebrate the four million download milestone with a special in-game event over the course of two weeks. It will announce the details of the event soon in the app and on its social media pages.

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03. 12. 2014

Puzzle & Dragons hits 3 million in North America

In the past 12 months Puzzles & Dragons has been downloaded over 3 million times in North America alone.

 

That’s according to the studio behind it, GungHo Online, with the game having recently hit 25 million downloads in its home territory of Japan.

 

It also became the first game to generate over $1 billion in revenue, quickly followed by King’s Candy Crush Saga.

Accessibility matters

The game has now surpassed 29 million downloads worldwide, with a natural slowdown in take up in Japan now offset by growth overseas.
GungHo has also announced that it will be updating Puzzle & Dragonswith added support for players with colour vision deficiencies.
The firm hopes to make its global phenomenon more accessible by making colour adjustments to HP gauges and element orbs, while also modifying certain in-game images.

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02. 21. 2014

GungHo’s president Kazuki Morishita on how Puzzle & Dragons became Japan’s biggest game

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When Kazuki Morishita set up GungHo Online Entertainment, he had the foresight to supplement his early forays into development by hosting the Japanese servers for South Korean MMORPG Ragnarok Online. It paid off: that game now has 40 million users worldwide, and GungHo acquired its developer, Gravity, in 2008. But GungHo would dwarf that success upon the release of Puzzle & Dragons in February 2012. It’s been the top-grossing app in the Japanese App Store consistently since its release, with peak revenue reportedly reaching around $3.75 million per day.

 

Now with almost 1,000 staff and a market value in excess of $10 billion – higher than Japan Airlines – GungHo’s subsidiaries include Grasshopper Manufacture (Killer Is Dead), Acquire (Rain) and Game Arts (Dokuro). And yet, as Morishita explains during our visit to GungHo’s Tokyo HQ, the focus is not on business but on evolving Puzzle & Dragons and making new titles.

 

GungHo has been around for years, but Puzzle & Dragons catapulted you into the collective consciousness. How did you come up with the idea?


At the time, social games were becoming popular. The term ‘social game’ means something different in Japan; they’re games like card battlers, where you buy extra cards and the stronger ones give you a better chance of winning. Everyone was making games like that, and all they changed was the character images on the cards. I thought that was not a good way to make games, and I wanted to make something that required some skill on the part of the player: a card game with action elements.

Puzzle & Dragons has had 23 million downloads in just two years. How do you explain the game’s success?


The puzzle elements appeal to casual users, but the game has a deeper system that appeals to more experienced players as well, like evolving your monsters and so on. I knew that for a lot of people to play the game, it had to be popular with women, and I had this idea that holding the smartphone horizontally would not appeal to them. Holding it upright with just one hand is more stylish. So we changed the game from its original horizontal orientation to a vertical layout that you can control with just one thumb. That was the major turning point.

Is that a formula you can apply to future games?
No. With hindsight, I could come up with a million reasons for the success of Puzzle & Dragons, but I don’t think I could apply them to a future project. For one thing, that game is already in the past; it worked well at that particular time, but if we’d released it today, it might not have. Players’ expectations change so fast…

We described GungHo’s smash as intelligently assembled, uncommonly generous and dangerously habit-forming in our Puzzle & Dragons review.

As president and CEO, are you closely involved with the business side, or do you focus mostly on development?


I only work on development. Making games is much more fun than business. And besides, without good games, we’d have no business. It’s better to leave the business dealings to the professionals, like our CFO.

Why did you buy Grasshopper Manufacture last year?
Well, the simple answer is that I met Suda 51. That’s all. At first I had no intention of buying the company; I thought they were better off being independent. But we would go out drinking together, and we would talk about it, and somehow the idea rubbed off on me. Suda can do things that I can’t. When I make a game, I start off by thinking about the mechanics, but Suda starts by thinking about the game world and the flavour of the game. We complement each other.

Why has GungHo been so aggressive about expansion, particularly overseas?
Well, the wider the potential audience the better, right? I want to find an audience wherever there are people. It’s less about finding success and more about finding people who enjoy the games we make. Of course, if the games are popular, then that will generate revenue we can put back into making more games. There are challenges to doing business abroad: the rest of Asia in particular does things very differently from Japan – especially South Korea – but every country has its own quirks.

What would you do if GungHo was closed tomorrow and you had to start again from scratch?
I’d have to start a game company again. Making games is the ultimate happiness – to me, anyway. So I think I’d be OK even if I had to start from scratch. Mind you, if the company did go out of business, I’d certainly be unhappy!

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02. 19. 2014

Evangelion Collaboration Coming To Puzzle & Dragons

TOKYO – Feb. 20, 2014 – 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 its newest collaboration with the popular film series, Rebuild of Evangelion, is set to take place beginning Feb. 24 in Japan and in March in the US and Europe.

 

The latest in-game collaboration for Puzzle & Dragons is a must for Anime and Evangelion fans around the world. Puzzle & Dragons players will be able to battle in a special Evangelion-themed dungeon where they will face off against the mysterious Angels.
In addition, a special Rare Egg machine shaped like the EVA-01 will be featured in the game. Special egg drops will include popular Evangelion characters Shinji, Rei, Asuka, Mari and Kaworu, depicted with the EVA units they pilot, along with a depiction of Misato with the AAA Wunder flying battleship. Special Awoken Skills have been added the collaboration monsters, and all new Evangelion-themed Ultimate Evolutions will be available.

 

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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 27 million downloads worldwide. Puzzle & Dragons is available for free on the App Store and Google Play.

 

Evangelion sparked a pop culture phenomenon with the release of the original animated TV series in 1995, with the project soon branching out into comics, films, videogames, and other media. The Rebuild of Evangelion film series launched in 2007, and with three installments released to date Evangelion continues to enjoy a great deal of popularity among a diverse audience. Released last autumn, Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo attracted 3.8 million viewers and more than 5.2 billion in box office revenue. DVD/BD sales of the Rebuild of Evangelion film series alone exceed 2 million units sold. Last month, serialized publication of the Neon Genesis Evangelion comic concluded after 18 years, with the first 13 volumes in the series exceeding a total of 23 million units printed. The excitement surrounding the Rebuild of Evangelion films continues to build with the approach of the next installment, the series climax.

 

For information on GungHo Online Entertainment America, visit www.gunghoonline.com. Fans can also follow the latest Puzzle & Dragons news on Facebook and Twitter.

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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.

 

MEDIA CONTACT
GUNGHO ONLINE ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA
Dakota Grabowski
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01. 27. 2014

Hello Kitty And Friends Now Available In Puzzle & Dragons

TOKYO – January 27, 2014 – 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 its newest collaboration with Sanrio Wave’s Hello Kitty World is now live in Puzzle & Dragons through February 9.

 

Puzzle & Dragons players can now download a Hello Kitty World Technical Dungeon featuring four difficulty levels, an amusement park theme, and festive collaboration music. Players will encounter unique, mash-up Hello Kitty and Puzzle & Dragons characters, such as “Kitty Flamie” and “Kitty Bubblie,” before facing off against a special boss based on a Sanrio character.

 

The collaboration will also feature a Rare Egg Machine that includes Sanrio characters – with appearances from Hello Kitty, Kerokerokeroppi, Bad Badtz-Maru and others – along with a special Goddess Hello Kitty. In addition, many of the Sanrio characters can be evolved into cute mash-up forms that add Puzzle & Dragons-themed features. This special crossover event is also coming to the Hello Kitty World game, where players will have the ability to create Puzzle & Dragons-themed attractions in their amusement park.

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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 26 million downloads worldwide. Puzzle & Dragons is available for free on the App Store and Google Play.

 

Hello Kitty World is a wonderful game where you can create your dream park featuring famous Sanrio characters like Hello Kitty, My Melody, Little Twin Stars, Cinnamoroll, and many more. Build great attractions and shops to attract many visitors. There are more than 250 different attractions, shops, goods, and item. Now your dream can finally come true! Hello Kitty World is available for free on the App Store and Google Play.

 

For information on GungHo Online Entertainment America, visit www.gunghoonline.com. Fans can also follow the latest Puzzle & Dragons news on Facebook and Twitter.

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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 SANRIO
Sanrio is the global lifestyle brand best known for pop icon Hello Kitty, who celebrates her 40th Anniversary in 2014. Home to many endearing characters including Chococat®, My Melody®, Badtz-Maru® and Keroppi®, Sanrio was founded on the “small gift, big smile®” philosophy – that a small gift can bring happiness and friendship to people of all ages. Since 1960, this philosophy has served as the inspiration for the broad spectrum of unique products and experiences. Today, more than 50,000 Sanrio-branded items are available in over 70 countries and upwards of 15,000 U.S. retail locations including department, specialty, national chain stores and over 80 Sanrio boutiques. For more information please visit www.sanrio.com and www.facebook.com/hellokitty.

 

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Dakota Grabowski
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SANRIO
Keiji Yano
k-yano@sanrio.co.jp

Sophie Lai
y-lai@sanrio.co.jp

 

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12. 20. 2013

BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS™ SECOND DUNGEON SET TO LAUNCH IN PUZZLE & DRAGONS

Tokyo – Dec. 20, 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 its second in-game collaboration with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s Batman: Arkham Origins™. Starting Dec. 23, 2013, through Jan. 5, 2014, Batman: Arkham Origins-themed event dungeons will be live in Puzzle & Dragons.

 

Featuring a total of 11 characters from the Batman: Arkham Origins universe, Puzzle & Dragons will be invaded by popular villains, such as The Joker, Deathstroke, Bane, and Solomon Grundy. Many other rogues occupying Blackgate Prison will be available with drops for players to collect for their monster boxes. In addition, heroes such as Batman, Robin, and Catwoman will also be available for players at the in-game Rare Egg Machine.

 

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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 25 million downloads worldwide. Puzzle & Dragons is available for free on the App Store and Google Play.

 

Batman: Arkham Origins™ is the next installment in the blockbuster Batman: Arkham videogame franchise and is based on DC Comics’ core Batman license. Developed by WB Games Montréal, the game features an expanded Gotham City and introduces an original prequel storyline set several years before the events of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, the first two critically acclaimed games of the franchise. Taking place before the rise of Gotham City’s most dangerous criminals, the game showcases a young and unrefined Batman as he faces a defining moment in his early career as a crime fighter that sets his path to becoming the Dark Knight. As the story unfolds, players meet many important characters for the first time and forge key relationships. Batman: Arkham Origins and Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate
was released in North America on Oct. 25.

 

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For information on GungHo Online Entertainment America, visit www.gunghoonline.com. Fans can also follow the latest Puzzle & Dragons news on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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 DC ENTERTAINMENT

DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world. In January 2012, DC Entertainment, in collaboration with Warner Bros. and Time Warner divisions, launched We Can Be Heroes — a giving campaign featuring the iconic Justice League super heroes — to raise awareness and funds to fight the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa.

 

ABOUT WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc., is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.

 

ABOUT WB GAMES MONTREAL

Since its launch in 2010, WB Games Montréal has more than 300 employees and continues to grow and recruit additional talent. Working with some of Warner Bros. Studios’ biggest brands, including DC Entertainment, the studio is focused on the most cutting-edge approach to games for the digital space as well as current and upcoming video game consoles.
BATMAN and all characters, their distinctive likenesses, and related elements are trademarks of DC Comics © 2013. All Rights Reserved.
WB GAMES LOGO, WB SHIELD: ™ & © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

 

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Dakota Grabowski
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11. 18. 2013

Puzzle & Dragons Update Features Internationally Renowned Franchise Angry Birds From Rovio

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 & DragonsPuzzle & 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.
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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.

 

For information on GungHo Online Entertainment America, visit www.gunghoonline.com. Fans can also follow the latest Puzzle & Dragons news on Facebook and Twitter.

 

For more information on Rovio Entertainment Ltd., visit www.rovio.com. Fans can also follow the latest Angry Birds news on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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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MEDIA CONTACT

GUNGHO ONLINE ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA
Dakota Grabowski
Communications Manager
Dakota@gunghoonline.com

 

ROVIO ENTERTAINMENT LTD.

media@rovio.com

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