Cygames Offers Demo Tour of Shadowverse To Western Players

Shadowverse hits the road to show Western gamers a bit of love

Leading Japanese esports title set to wow Western gamers with demos, influencers and plenty of swag at MomoCon, E3, and Japan Expo

TOKYO – May 18, 2017 – Japanese game developer Cygames has announced that it will be taking its smash-hit esports title Shadowverse on the road in coming months to give Western gamers a chance to experience first-hand the fever that has gripped Japan. Starting with MomoCon 2017, which takes place from May 25 to 28 in Atlanta, Georgia, Shadowverse will also bring its unique flavor to The Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles from June 13 to 15, before taking a promenade over to Paris for the Japan Expo from July 6 to 10.

Since its launch in June last year, Shadowverse has established itself as Japan's leading digital collectible card game, and is at the forefront of Japan's burgeoning esports scene. Now, following hot on the heels of the launch of the NGE Shadowverse Open North American esports league, the game is set for a concerted push into North America and Europe with a host of activities designed to give Western gamers a chance to get hands-on with one of the game's seven distinct playing styles.

Be sure to drop by one of the following events to chat to leading Shadowverse players, creators, and cosplayers, and to pick up some of the exclusive merchandise that will be distributed as prizes and giveaways.

Shadowverse at MomoCon
Shadowverse will be heading to Atlanta, Georgia, to attend MomoCon 2017, which takes place from May 25 to 28. Visitors to the Shadowverse booth will be able to chat with and challenge NGE Shadowverse Open tournament casters Rainy and Sterling along with community heroes Envybae and Aya Senpai. The star studded line up will also include Japanese pro-cosplayers and a guest appearance from pro gamers Daigo Umehara and PR Balrog. Attendees can take part in tournaments every evening to try to win coveted official Shadowverse merchandise, whilst even more swag can be earned simply by playing the game at our booth.

MomoCon is a place where fans of all ages come together to celebrate their passion for Japanese anime, American animation, comics, video games, and tabletop games.

For more information about the event check out the MomoCon website at http://www.momocon.com/.

Shadowverse at E3
Next, Shadowverse will be heading to Los Angeles for E3 and the PC Gaming Show. There will be an official announcement at the PC Gaming Show, which takes place on June 12, following which the game will be playable at a Shadowverse Zone hosted at the Twitch booth on the showfloor, from June 13 to June 15. You can expect more giveaways and an exclusive session on the Twitch stage at 2pm on Thursday July 15.

Twitch is the world's leading social video platform and community for gamers, video game culture, and the creative arts. See https://www.twitch.tv/ for more information and a host of amazing content streams.

The PC Gaming Show will take place live from The Theatre at Ace Hotel and will showcase exclusive announcements, trailers and discussion from many of the most exciting developers and projects on the PC. See https://www.pcgamingshow.com/ for more information

E3 is the world's premier event for computer, video and mobile games, taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center and connecting tens of thousands of the best, brightest, and most innovative in the interactive entertainment industry. See more at: https://www.e3expo.com.

Shadowverse at Japan Expo
In July, Shadowverse will head to Paris for the Japan Expo. From July 6 to July 10, fans of anime and Japanese culture will be able to drop by the Shadowverse booth, which will feature world class illustrations and merchandise. They will also be able to rub shoulders with some of France's most famous YouTubers who will be there to play and talk about deck-building strategies and meta-busting battle tactics so that even starting players will be able to rise up the ranks in Japan's smash-hit multiplayer strategy game. And, of course, there will be plenty of limited edition swag that we will be given out for free at the booth.

Japan Expo is the place to be for all fans of Japan and its culture, from manga to martial arts, from video games to folk culture, from J-music to traditional music. And it's only 30 minutes away from Paris. For more information about the event check out the Japan Expo website at http://www.japan-expo-paris.com/en/.

About Shadowverse
The next evolution in the collectible card game (CCG) genre, Shadowverse features a wealth of both single-player and competitive multiplayer content, and a multitude of beautifully illustrated cards.

The game has been downloaded over 9 million times and was described as “2016's standout digital CCG” by SuperData Research. It features seven fully-voiced interweaving stories, over 700 cards that players can use to craft devastating decks, and the ability to unlock the full potential of your favorite cards by “evolving” them mid-battle for a truly gripping strategy experience.

Shadowverse is currently available on PC via Steam, on the App Store for iPhone and iPad, and on Google Play for Android devices. For more information about the game, visit Shadowverse.com or contact [email protected]

About Cygames
Cygames, Inc. is an acclaimed developer and operator of popular mobile games. Formed as a CyberAgent group company in May, 2011, Cygames always strives to provide the best in entertainment. The company's first title, Shingeki no Bahamut (Rage of Bahamut), revolutionized mobile card games when it was released in September 2011. The company's next ground-breaking adventure, Granblue Fantasy, expanded the possibilities of mobile gaming with an epic story featuring dozens of voice actors. In order to create the best content, Cygames puts fun first.

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