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  BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS™ SECOND DUNGEON SET TO LAUNCH IN PUZZLE & DRAGONS
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12/20/2013
 


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Tokyo – Dec. 20, 2013 – GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc., a multiplatform publisher for the online gaming community and publisher of the highly successful mobile title Puzzle & Dragons , today announced its second in-game collaboration with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s Batman: Arkham Origins™. Starting Dec. 23, 2013, through Jan. 5, 2014, Batman: Arkham Origins- themed event dungeons will be live in Puzzle & Dragons .

Featuring a total of 11 characters from the Batman: Arkham Origins universe, Puzzle & Dragons will be invaded by popular villains, such as The Joker, Deathstroke, Bane, and Solomon Grundy. Many other rogues occupying Blackgate Prison will be available with drops for players to collect for their monster boxes. In addition, heroes such as Batman, Robin, and Catwoman will also be available for players at the in-game Rare Egg Machine.

A mobile gaming phenomenon, Puzzle & Dragons continues to see tremendous growth resulting from the game’s addictive combination of puzzle, dungeon-crawling, and monster-collecting gameplay. Players capture, collect, and evolve hundreds of elemental monsters while using quick thinking to chain combos and maximize the abilities and skills of their monsters. Puzzle & Dragons has now surpassed 25 million downloads worldwide. Puzzle & Dragons is available for free on the App Store and Google Play.

Batman: Arkham Origins™ is the next installment in the blockbuster Batman: Arkham videogame franchise and is based on DC Comics’ core Batman license. Developed by WB Games Montréal, the game features an expanded Gotham City and introduces an original prequel storyline set several years before the events of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, the first two critically acclaimed games of the franchise. Taking place before the rise of Gotham City’s most dangerous criminals, the game showcases a young and unrefined Batman as he faces a defining moment in his early career as a crime fighter that sets his path to becoming the Dark Knight. As the story unfolds, players meet many important characters for the first time and forge key relationships. Batman: Arkham Origins and Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate was released in North America on Oct 25.

For information on GungHo Online Entertainment America, visit  www.gunghoonline.com. Fans can also follow the latest Puzzle & Dragons news on  Facebook and  Twitter.

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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), an established Japanese publisher. GungHo Online Entertainment America’s content partners include leading developers Grasshopper Manufacture, 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.

ABOUT DC ENTERTAINMENT

DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world. In January 2012, DC Entertainment, in collaboration with Warner Bros. and Time Warner divisions, launched We Can Be Heroes -- a giving campaign featuring the iconic Justice League super heroes -- to raise awareness and funds to fight the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa.

ABOUT WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc., is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.

ABOUT WB GAMES MONTREAL

Since its launch in 2010, WB Games Montréal has more than 300 employees and continues to grow and recruit additional talent. Working with some of Warner Bros. Studios' biggest brands, including DC Entertainment, the studio is focused on the most cutting-edge approach to games for the digital space as well as current and upcoming video game consoles.

BATMAN and all characters, their distinctive likenesses, and related elements are trademarks of DC Comics © 2013. All Rights Reserved.

WB GAMES LOGO, WB SHIELD: ™ & © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

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MEDIA CONTACT

GUNGHO ONLINE ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA

Dakota Grabowski

Communications Manager

[email protected]

310-414-0888

Bender/Helper Impact for GUNGHO ONLINE ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA

Alex Ryan

[email protected]

WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Kehau Rodenhurst

[email protected]