Tokyo, Japan – October 28, 2013 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and 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 collaboration to bring Batman: Arkham Originsvideo game themed content within Puzzle & Dragons. The Batman: Arkham Origins-themed event dungeon will be available from Wednesday, October 30 through Tuesday, November 12.
Batman: Arkham Origins characters will invade the world of Puzzle & Dragons. Villans, such as The Joker will be made available for players to collect for their monster boxes. Heroes, such as Batman, Robin, and Catwoman will be made available from a special in-game Egg Machine.
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 now surpassed 20 million downloads in Japan. 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 based on DC Comics characters. Developed by WB Games Montréal, the console game features an expanded Gotham City and introduces an original prequel storyline set several years before the events ofBatman: 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 will meet many important characters for the first time and forge key relationships. Batman: Arkham Origins and Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate were made available in most territories on October 25. The Batman: Arkham Origins mobile game is available now on the App Store.
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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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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.
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