Ultraman is Back to Save the Day in Animoca's Newest Game, Ultraman Galaxy

Sep 25th 2013
Ultraman is Back to Save the Day in Animoca's Newest Game, Ultraman Galaxy

Based on the Ultraman character by Tsuburaya Productions, the puzzle strategy app combines role-playing and collectible card battles

Hong Kong – September 25, 2013 – Ultraman has been saving the world from sinister aliens, rampaging kaiju and monstrous threats since the 1960s. Now, Ultraman has arrived for your mobile device with the launch of Ultraman Galaxy by Animoca (www.animoca.com), the developer and publisher of Pretty Pet Salon, Star Girl, Thor: Lord of Storms and other mobile games. Ultraman Galaxy is available free of charge on Google Play™ and coming soon to Apple iTunes® and the Amazon Appstore™.

An official game licensed by Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd. (http://www.tsuburaya-prod.co.jp/en/), Ultraman Galaxy is a unique role playing/collectible card game based on the Ultraman character that first appeared in 1966 as the star of the tokusatsu (“special effects”) television series bearing his name. Created by special effects master Eiji Tsuburaya, Ultraman is a super-powered humanoid from outer space often called upon by the Science Special Search Party to use his distinctive fighting style and special powers to save the people of the Earth. Over the years the character became a major global pop culture icon, and even won a Guinness World Record for “TV series with the most number of spin-offs.”



In Ultraman Galaxy, Ultraman must once again face familiar villains such as Ultraman Belial, Alien Zarab and Alien Baltan. Players will need strategy, skill and a little luck to defeat enemies and help Ultraman save the planet. Ultraman Galaxy delivers unique gameplay that requires players to complete over 100 missions and quests, compete in collectible card battles, and take their chances on slot machines that affect the outcome of the game.



Players can assemble their own Ultraman Team by collecting and upgrading cards for Ultra Seven, Ultraman Zero and the rest of the Ultraman Family—over 400 in all. Each card brings a unique type of power to the battle, requiring players to strategize carefully when building their decks. Players can also unleash powerful combination attacks on their enemies by spinning the slots and matching three of the same color. The game is connected to Google+ and Facebook to let players form alliances with their friends to fight collectively against intergalactic villains.



Animoca is developing other fun and exciting games based on Ultraman, to be released shortly after Ultraman Galaxy.



Availability:

Ultraman Galaxy is free to play and contains premium content and upgrades that can be purchased to enhance the gaming experience. The app is available on Google Play at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.animoca.google.ultramangalaxy



A version for Apple iOS devices is in development.



Get updates about the game by “liking” Animoca on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/animoca, following @Animoca on Twitter, or following the company on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/108527013632888753984/about?hl=en.






About Animoca

Animoca is a leading developer and publisher of mobile games and edutainment apps for global audiences. The company has released more than 300 apps across multiple platforms, with more than 170 million game downloads since its launch in January 2011. Animoca's Pretty Pet Salon franchise and the Star Girl series have become wildly popular with audiences throughout the world, earning high acclaim from gamers and reviewers alike. Animoca also publishes popular apps for children under its Baby Cortex brand. For more information, visit www.animoca.com.



About Tsuburaya Productions

Tsuburaya Productions, creator and copyrights owner of the superhero ULTRAMAN series was founded in 1963 by Eiji Tsuburaya, world-renowned special effects wizard also known for his special effects work on the Godzilla series. With over fifty years' experience, it is one of Japan's oldest and most respected independent film and television production houses. Its popular Ultraman TV and film series, which premiered in 1966 has been seen in over 100 territories worldwide and has spawned over 3,000 licensed products. In addition to production, the company also handles character licensing and program distribution and staging live stage shows both domestically and internationally.


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