Tokyo, Japan – November 4, 2013 – GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc., a multiplatform publisher for the online gaming community and publisher of the highly-successful mobile title Puzzle & Dragons, announced today its collaboration with Rovio Entertainment’s Angry Birds video game franchise. From Monday, November 18 through Sunday, December 1 an Angry Birds-themed event dungeon with popular Angry Birds characters will be available within Puzzle & Dragons.
“We are excited to announce the collaboration of Puzzle & Dragons and the Angry Birds games from Rovio Entertainment,” said Daisuke Yamamoto, GungHo Online Entertainment Producer and creator of Puzzle & Dragons. “Angry Birds is one of the most recognizable entertainment franchises in the world, and we are thrilled to be working alongside Rovio to give our fans a look at what it would be like if Angry Birds characters invaded the world of Puzzle & Dragons.”
Rovio will be holding a themed-illustration contest from Monday, November 4 through Wednesday, November 20 that asks Angry Birds’ fans “What if Angry Birds showed up in the world of Puzzle & Dragons?” Deadline for submissions is Wednesday, November 20. Please visit www.facebook.com/angrybirds for more information.
“At Rovio we are very happy to bring Angry Birds together with Puzzle & Dragons, and to introduce the fun contest to both games’ fans all over the world”, said Jami Laes, Executive Vice President of Games at Rovio Entertainment. “It will be exciting to see what our creative fans will come up with!”
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.
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.
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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 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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