EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – May 28, 2019 – GungHo Online Entertainment is celebrating the 20th anniversary of one of the greatest manga series of all time with a new collaboration, bringing the world of Shaman King to the global mobile phenomenon Puzzle & Dragons! From May 27 through June 9, 2019, players will be able to collect their favorite characters from the classic manga and battle the series’ most devious villains.
The Shaman King Collab allows players to team up with iconic protagonists Yoh Asakura and Anna Kyoyama in an event-exclusive dungeon. They’ll also gain access to a variety of new Assist Evolutions, including Spirit Ally, Amidamaru and Ultra Senji Ryakketsu. Players will get a free pull from the Shaman King Memorial Egg Machine, simply by logging in. If players get Opacho, they will also receive the exclusive Shaman King Orbs Skin.
Shaman King tells the story of the young, hopeful challenger, Yoh Asakura, as he attempts to find victory at the Shaman Fight and become the titular Shaman King. Along the way, he faces Hao Asakura, a powerful foe looking to win the Shaman Fight Tournament by any means necessary to become the Shaman King.
During the event, players will be able to pull collab characters from the 6 Magic Stones! Shaman King Egg Machine, spend Monster Points to purchase the exclusive MP Shop characters Tao Jun and Tamao Tamamura, and exchange exclusive collab items in the Monster Exchange for Matamune and Silva.
Three new bundles are also available for purchase, including 20 Magic Stones + ★6 Shaman King Egg Machine (★6 guaranteed), 10 Magic Stones + Shaman King Opacho Egg Machine (Opacho guaranteed), and a 1 Magic Stone + Shaman King Egg Machine.
Additional details on the collaboration include:
6 Magic Stones! Shaman King Egg Machine
• Yoh Asakura
• Anna Kyoyama
• Tao Ren
• Iron Maiden, Jeanne
• Ryunosuke Umemiya
• Faust VIII
• Lyserg Diethel
Magic Stone and Egg Machine Bundles
• 1 Magic Stone + Shaman King Egg Machine
• 20 Magic Stones + ★6 Shaman King Egg Machine (★6 guaranteed)
• 10 Magic Stones + Shaman King Opacho Egg Machine (Opacho guaranteed)
• Shaman King Quest
• Multiplayer! Shaman King! Collab
• Skill Leveling Dungeon Shaman King
MP Shop Exclusive Character
• Tao Jun
• Tamao Tamamura
Monster Exchange Exclusive Character
Puzzle & Dragons is a mobile gaming phenomenon that continues to see tremendous growth, featuring an addictive combination of puzzle, dungeon-crawling, and monster-collecting gameplay. In the game, players capture, collect and evolve thousands of elemental monsters while incorporating quick thinking to chain combos and maximize the abilities and skills of their monsters. To date, Puzzle & Dragons has surpassed 80 million downloads worldwide and can be downloaded from the App Store, Google Play, and Amazon Appstore.
About Shaman King
Shaman King is an overwhelmingly popular manga series with over 26,000,000 volumes sold since its release. Shaman King has also received an anime adaptation, helping it gain the support of a wide variety of fans across various generations. With its 20th year anniversary in 2018, a new chapter in the story titled Shaman King The Super Star debuted in SHONEN MAGAZINE EDGE (Kodansha) in Japan and has continued to be serialized.
About Kodansha Ltd.
Founded in 1909, Kodansha Ltd. is Japan’s leading publishing house, based in Tokyo, Japan. Under the leadership of Yoshinobu Noma, company president since 2011, Kodansha continues to play a dominant role in the media world, producing books and magazines in a wide variety of genres including literature, fiction, nonfiction, children’s, business, lifestyle, art, manga, fashion, and journalism. Recently, the company has focused on creating and developing a wide range of digital businesses. Company profile can be viewed here.
ABOUT GUNGHO ONLINE ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA
GungHo Online Entertainment America, Inc. (GOEA) 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, GOEA is the US division of GungHo Online Entertainment (GOE), an established Japanese publisher. GOEA’s content partners include leading developers Grasshopper Manufacture, SUPERTRICK GAMES, Game Arts, Acquire, and Gravity, all of which are subsidiaries of GOE. GOEA publishes and distributes network-oriented games for console, handheld, mobile, tablet, and MMO-style games for PC. GOEA is located in El Segundo, CA. For more information, visit www.gunghoonline.com.
GUNGHO ONLINE ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA
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