A Hybrid Puzzle and Dungeon Crawling RPG Ready to Wage Battle on iOS Devices

MARINA DEL REY, CALIF. (November 8, 2012) – GungHo Online Entertainment America, a multiplatform publisher for the online gaming community, today announced the free-to-play, fast-paced, highly addictive Puzzle & Dragons is now available  on the App Store and can be downloaded on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.  An innovative blend of  puzzle meets dungeon crawling meets monster collecting, Puzzle & Dragons is a challenging action puzzle game that requires quick thinking and on the fly strategic decisions in order to chain combos which properly utilize the Monsters' skills and abilities. Gamers from around the world have supported this game, making it one of Japan's top grossing apps of 2012 with over three million downloads.

Furthermore, the game is now featured as a New & Noteworthy title on the App Store.

"We are extremely excited about the release of Puzzle & Dragons as it is an exceptional mobile game," says Jun Iwasaki, President of GungHo Online Entertainment America.  "We're confident in its Western appeal and believe that it will see similar fan sentiments and critical acclaim as it did in Japan."

Boasting approximately 400 Monsters to collect, Puzzle & Dragons tasks players with capturing and evolving a variety of elemental creatures infused withfirewaterwoodlight anddarkness. These Monsters are put together into a five-creature team in order to tackle dungeons chock full of challenging enemies and culminating with a classic gaming mainstay – the boss battle.

Putting together a diverse team is paramount, as players will need each element represented in their squad in order to fully take advantage of creating Combos.  Combos are attained by matching three or more same colored elemental Orbs together.  Players can link multiple Combos to multiply damage and charge up each Monster's special moves. These special moves can range from instant attacks to healing spells.

When things get too hairy players have the option to purchase Magic Stones from within the app to continue playing where they left off with full health. In addition to reviving downed teams, Magic Stones can also be used to restore stamina, expand the number of slots in the Monster Box, or to use the Rare Egg Machine that dispenses powerful Monsters. Players also have the option of adding a sixth Ally Monster to aid their team – so long as they have generous friends. By recruiting a friend before battle, players can add one of their friend's Monsters to their squad via an in-game Friend List. Such alliances lead to Pal Points that can be used to cash in for new Monsters, so it doesn't hurt to be a social butterfly!

Developed in Japan by GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc, Puzzle & Dragons is now available for download on the App Store. The game 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.