El Segundo, Calif. – January 27, 2017 – GungHo Online Entertainment America announced today it has teamed up with Universal Brand Development to bring the popular DreamWorks Animation Television series, VOLTRON LEGENDARY DEFENDER, a contemporary reimagining of the classic Voltron franchise, to Puzzle & Dragons in a collaboration later this year.
This is the first collaboration designed exclusively for the North American region in Puzzle & Dragons, continuing the impressive lineup of brand partnerships. More details on the collaboration, including featured characters, will be announced soon.
The Netflix original series, VOLTRON LEGENDARY DEFENDER, follows the adventures of five teenage pilots, who after discovering five mystical robot lions, are thrust into an intergalactic war against the ruthless Galra Empire set on conquering the universe. Only through the power of teamwork can they unite their lions and talents to form Defender of the Universe Voltron, a 100-meter tall robot warrior, which serves as the universe’s last and best hope for defeating the evil Galra Empire and saving the universe. VOLTRON LEGENDARY DEFENDER Season 2 premieres today, exclusively on Netflix. For more information, visit the official Facebook.
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 60 million downloads worldwide and can be downloaded from the App Store, Google Play, and Amazon App store.
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 U.S.A. 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 DREAMWORKS ANIMATION TELEVISION
DreamWorks Animation Television is one of the world’s leading suppliers of high-quality, animated family programming, reaching consumers on linear and on-demand platforms in more than 130 countries and garnering 31 Emmy Awards to date. It is a division of the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG).
ABOUT UNIVERSAL BRAND DEVELOPMENT
Universal Brand Development globally drives expansion of the company’s intellectual properties, franchises, characters and stories through innovative physical and digital products, content, and consumer experiences. Along with franchise brand management, Universal Brand Development’s core businesses include Consumer Products, Games and Digital Platforms, and Live Entertainment based on the company’s extensive portfolio of intellectual properties created by Universal Pictures, Illumination Entertainment, DreamWorks Animation, and NBCUniversal cable and television. Universal Brand Development is a business segment of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, and part of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA).
GUNGHO ONLINE ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA
Business & Marketing Manager