El Segundo, Calif. – July 26, 2013 – GungHo Online Entertainment America (GOEA) announced today that the hybrid mobile tower-building simulator, Freak Tower, has launched for iOS and Android devices. An off-the-wall tower management game that tasks players with controlling a tower filled with bizarre deviants and defending their tower from a variety of monsters, Freak Tower is the latest game released by Puzzle & Dragons developer, GungHo Online Entertainment. Freak Tower is free-to-play and is now live on the App Store US, App Store Canada and Google Play™ Store.
A combination of the popular building-management and tower-defense genres, Freak Tower features a wild and colorful environment with a quirky cast of oddities. With the threat of an ancient evil lurking, players take up the role of landlord and must defend their offbeat tenants from the occasional prowling monster bent on destroying their tower, all while improving their building, managing the businesses within, and keeping the crazy tenants in line.
The eccentric tower tenants are all completely customizable – with clothing options from geisha to mummy to cowboy, there is sure to be something for everyone. Players can even customize their weapons and accessories to outfit them with dynamite, tasers or even flower bouquets. A tower is only as good as its workers, however, and players must pay attention to tenant job strengths and assign work properly in order to maximize profits and open new businesses so that their tower may flourish. Landlords also have the opportunity to raise monstrous pets, which can potentially evolve into freakish beings including the Pyromaniquack and Squirrathlete that can be used to assist tower businesses.
As players progress through the game, monsters – some recognizable from classic film lore – will attack the tower from time to time. It’s up to the building’s citizens to defend their home from certain doom by throwing whatever they can find lying around. Players can assist their stalwart tenants by dropping bombs, nets, and other weapons from the roof. As monsters are defeated, shops level up and unlock valuable new goods. Players who effectively manage their insane tenants will be successful, but tower dwellers’ actions aren’t always predictable. Players will have to keep an eye out for random incidents between tenants – ranging from full-fledged sword fights to wildly inappropriate flirting. Maintaining the peace comes with cash rewards that help players keep building.
Developed by GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc., Freak Tower is available for download on the App Store US, App Store Canada and Google Play™ Store. Freak Tower is published in North America by GungHo Online Entertainment and supported by GungHo Online Entertainment America. For more information, visit www.gunghoonline.com. Fans can also follow on Facebook and Twitter.
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 and XSEED Games executive Jun Iwasaki, GungHo Online Entertainment America is the US division of GungHo Online Entertainment (GOE), the established Japanese publisher of the massively popular Puzzle & Dragons game. GungHo Online Entertainment America’s content partners include leading developers 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.
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