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Zynga Launches Mobile Social Games Montopia and Ayakashi: Ghost Guild to Worldwide Audiences(September 12, 2012)
SAN FRANCSICO, Sept. 12, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zynga (Nasdaq:ZNGA), the world's leading provider of social game services, today announced the worldwide availability of mobile social role playing games Montopia and Ayakashi: Ghost Guild for iPhone and iPod touch and for Google Play. Developed by Zynga Japan and released in early 2012 for Japan only, these games are the first RPG style games created for mobile from Zynga. The debut of Montopia today and Ayakashi: Ghost Guild in the coming weeks also marks the first time Zynga will introduce its Japan-only games to the Western market.
Montopia and Ayakashi: Ghost Guild are role playing games that take classic collecting gameplay and add mobile social twists. Montopia and Ayakashi: Ghost Guild take players on two separate (but equally fun) mobile social journeys:
Monster mash: Montopia challenges players to collect monsters as they progress through their journey to uncover the truth of the lost utopia of Montopia.
Collector craze: Players battle against other players to uncover the mysteries of Montopia as they increase their monster collection (or Monstapedia) to create the strongest team by fusing monsters together to improve their abilities.
Ayakashi: Ghost Guild
Embrace your inner Exorcist: Players of Ayakashi: Ghost Guild are "Exorcists" trying to unravel the mysterious events being triggered by the Ayakashi, legendary creatures with enigmatic power beyond comprehension.
Only the strong survive: Players must battle numerous ghosts (Ayakashi) in an attempt to gain control and bring them under their power, changing them to demons (Shikigami). By building the strongest team of Shikigami, players can fight against other rival exorcists.
"From baseball cards to the introduction of online card collecting games in the 1990s, collecting is a gameplay mechanic as old as time," said Scott Koenigsberg, General Manager of Games, Zynga. "Montopia and Ayakashi: Ghost Guild are fun, social, and high-quality games that expand our global mobile games portfolio into the RPG category, and we hope our players across the world enjoy playing as much as we do."
Zynga is committed to developing games for everyone, everywhere. As Japan continues to be an important region for future trends in mobile social gaming, Zynga Japan is developing social games for both the Japanese and the global audience. Zynga Japan's focus areas best reflect the importance of the Japanese gaming audience for Zynga's long-term vision of connecting the world through global games across multiple platforms and markets.
Montopia is now available for both iOS and Android devices in Japanese and English with additional languages including Traditional Chinese and Korean coming soon. Montopia can be downloaded for free from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore and from Google Play at play.google.com/store/apps.
Game images and screen shots for Montopia are available at https://zynga.box.com/s/oibsqm76fyr39q2xbsrb.
Ayakashi: Ghost Guild will soon be available for free download from the App Store and from Google Play, and will be available in Japanese and English at launch with additional languages soon after. Game images and download information for Ayakashi: Ghost Guild will be available soon.
About Zynga Inc.
Zynga Inc. (Nasdaq:ZNGA) is the world's leading provider of social game services with 306 million monthly active users playing its games, which include FarmVille, Words With Friends, Matching With Friends, Scramble With Friends, The Ville, Bubble Safari, Ruby Blast, Draw Something, Zynga Slingo, CastleVille, CityVille, Hidden Chronicles, Zynga Poker, Zynga Bingo, Zynga Slots, Empires & Allies, The Pioneer Trail, and Mafia Wars. Zynga's games are available on a number of global platforms, including Facebook, Zynga.com, Google+, Tencent, Apple iOS and Google Android. Through Zynga.org, Zynga players have raised more than $10 million for world social causes. Zynga is headquartered in San Francisco, Calif.
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This press release contains forward-looking statements relating to, among other things, our launch of Montopia and Ayakashi: Ghost Guild to worldwide audiences, upcoming features for the games, and the success of the games; building and expanding the Zynga platform and Zynga With Friends Network; the continued success of our franchise games and our games, platform and network generally; the launch of games by third party developers on our platform, including through our Zynga Partners for Mobile program; and our future operational plans, prospects and opportunities to expand our business. Forward-looking statements often include words such as "outlook," "projected," "will," "anticipate," "believe," "expect," and statements in the future tense are generally forward-looking statements. The achievement or success of the matters covered by such forward-looking statements involves risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Our actual results could differ materially from those predicted or implied, and reported results should not be considered as an indication of our future performance. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, our relationship with Facebook or changes in the Facebook platform, our ability to launch new games in a timely manner and monetize these games, our ability to control expenses, competition, changing interests of players, intellectual property disputes or other litigation, asset impairment charges, our ability to anticipate and address technical challenges that may arise, acquisitions by us and changes in corporate strategy or management.
More information about factors that could affect our operating results is included under the captions "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended June 30, 2012 and Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, copies of which may be obtained by visiting our Investor Relations web site at http://investor.zynga.com or the SEC's web site at www.sec.gov. Undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements in this release, which are based on information available to us on the date hereof. We assume no obligation to update such statements.
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