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  GIGANTIC’S SEASON OF SOULS INTRODUCES DEATHLY HERO AND FIRST NEW MAP
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10/18/2017
 


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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – October 18, 2017 – Today Perfect World Entertainment Inc., a leading publisher of free-to-play online games, and developer Motiga, Inc. announced Gigantic’s newest update, Season of Souls, is now available on Steam, Arc, Windows 10 and Xbox One. The nefarious necromancer Ezren Ghal has arrived in Gigantic along with Ember Grove, the game’s first new map and several other features including profile icons, text chat during hero confirmation and more.

Watch the Season of Souls video showcasing Ezren Ghal & Ember Grove: https://youtu.be/4f8jjUQ0ysQ

With today’s update, players can control Ezren Ghal, a caster hero wielding necromantic powers to damage his opponents, collect souls and trade them for powerful abilities. The new hero twists the very being of his foes by draining souls in combat, which can be turned against enemies as devastating ability attacks. The brand-new map, Ember Grove, sets the stage for this fiendish update, bringing a dense and mysterious battleground to Gigantic’s map rotation. Ancient and home to bugwitches, this new map offers verticality, as well as nooks and crannies to outmaneuver other players. 

Additional features available with the Season of Souls update include:

  • Player Icons – All players now have the ability to choose their account icons and show their own unique style. Additionally, Founders can now show their status as early supporters of the game with exclusive icons.
  • Hero Confirm Text Chat – By community request, chat has been extended to the hero confirmation phase, allowing teams to strategize their hero composition before locking it in. 
  • Ezren Ghal Skins – Several customization options for the new hero are now available in the shop, including the Opulent Robes skin, color variants and Eternal skins for players looking to show off their mastery of the wretched reaper.
  • Other Features – Improved bot matches, shop UI updates and new Hero interactions in battle.
All skins and content for Season of Souls are available now, along with a spooky skin bundle – Grim Repertoire!

Gigantic is a free-to-play strategic hero shooter developed by Motiga. Gorgeously rendered, light-hearted and charming, Gigantic is for all types of gamers, pitting teams of five heroes and their massive Guardians against each other in epic battles across a variety of maps. The game combines explosive combat with fast-paced teamwork, strategy and skill, as players must work together and fight relentlessly to defeat the opposing Guardian with spells, guns and swords.

ABOUT PERFECT WORLD ENTERTAINMENT INC. Perfect World Entertainment is a leading North American online games publisher specializing in immersive free-to-play MMORPGs. Founded in 2008, Perfect World Entertainment has published a number of popular titles, including Swordsman, Blacklight Retribution, Forsaken World, PWI, and Star Trek Online The company works closely with its American development teams and partners such as Cryptic Studios, developer of the highly acclaimed MMORPG Dungeons & Dragons Neverwinter, and Runic Games, developer of the hit Torchlight series, to provide unparalleled quality of service and game experiences to its players. A subsidiary of Perfect World Group, Perfect World Entertainment is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California. For more information, please visit: www.perfectworld.com .

ABOUT MOTIGA

Motiga is an independent game studio based in Bellevue, Wash., that has been working on Gigantic since 2012. Composed of more than 80 game developers, Motiga is dedicated to enabling passionate teams to create magical game experiences and do its part in helping the industry move forward.

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For more information about Gigantic, please visit the official website: https://www.gogigantic.com/ .