Hasbro, Backflip Studios and Space Ape Games Bring The Fight Home with TRANSFORMERS: EARTH WARS; Game Coming To iOS And Android in Select Markets Spring 2016
Battle as AUTOBOTS or DECEPTICONS and Fight Against Live Opponents Around the World In First TRANSFORMERS Real Time Combat Strategy Game
Boulder, CO (February 10th, 2016)– This spring, fans of the beloved TRANSFORMERS brand from Hasbro, Inc. will have the opportunity to harness legendary characters, including OPTIMUS PRIME, MEGATRON, BUMBLEBEE and STARSCREAM, in the palm of their hands with TRANSFORMERS: EARTH WARS – the latest real‐time combat strategy mobile app. Published by Backflip Studios (DragonVale, Ninjump, Paper Toss) and developed by Space Ape Games (Rival Kingdoms, Samurai Siege), TRANSFORMERS: EARTH WARS brings the excitement of the battle between AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS to supported mobile devices with fast‐paced gameplay and beautiful 3D animation, allowing the characters to attack, battle, and change form right before a player’s eyes.
With this game, players can choose to fight with OPTIMUS PRIME and the AUTOBOTS or join forces with MEGATRON and the DECEPTICONS in a battle for the fate of planet Earth. Players can join their favorite TRANSFORMERS faction, assemble a powerful team of playable characters, raid enemy bases for ENERGON stockpiles, and construct the Space Bridge to add reinforcements from CYBERTRON , all while playing in real‐time against other players around the globe.
“The TRANSFORMERS franchise is like no other. The story that has carried on through generations has drawn millions of fans who can’t wait for what’s next,” said Julian Farrior, CEO of Backflip Studios. “Working in conjunction with Hasbro, we’re bringing the TRANSFORMERS franchise to life in one of the most popular game genres.” Using authentic TRANSFORMERS storytellers and voice actors from the original franchise, TRANSFORMERS: EARTH WARS extends the GENERATIONS PRIME WARS TRILOGY story across new platforms, enabling players to interact with other TRANSFORMERS fans, as well as millions of people around the world who enjoy real‐time combat strategy games. Fans of real‐time combat strategy mobile games will appreciate a game play experience wherein players are solely in control of converting their characters and engaging in TRANSFORMERS versus TRANSFORMERS battles. The game also features artwork inspired by the TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS PRIME WARS TRILOGY series, dialogue written by TRANSFORMERS comic legend Simon Furman and voice acting from Peter Cullen, the original voice of OPTIMUS PRIME, as well as Frank Welker, the original voice of MEGATRON.
“We are excited to join forces with Backflip Studios and Space Ape to bring our iconic TRANSFORMERS brand to life in a new way through the launch of TRANSFORMERS: EARTH WARS,” said Mark Blecher, Senior Vice President, Digital Gaming and Corporate Development at Hasbro. “TRANSFORMERS fans and fans of combat strategy games will love the explosive action as they join the fight to control the fate of Earth. “We’re delighted to bring one of the world’s most popular entertainment franchises to mobile devices in an explosive new gameplay experience,” said John Earner, Co‐Founder and CEO, Space Ape Games. “We’re focused on making hand crafted games that fans will enjoy, and can’t wait to share what we’ve been working on with mobile gamers.”
TRANSFORMERS: EARTH WARS will be free to download but will feature in‐game purchases, and will be released worldwide excluding Japan and China on Android and iOS in Spring 2016. Please note that a WiFi connection is required to play.
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About Backflip Studios
Backflip Studios develops and publishes absurdly fun mobile games for iOS and Android devices. The company’s portfolio of top ranked games, which include hit franchises such as DragonVale, Paper Toss, NinJump, Spellfall, PlunderNauts, and Army of Darkness Defense, have been downloaded over 350 million times and are played by more than 33 million active users per month. The company is based in Boulder, Colorado. Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS) has a majority ownership stake in Backflip Studios.
About Space Ape Games
Founded in 2012, Space Ape Games is a mobile games studio based in Central London made up of games veterans and key people behind the biggest gaming companies and the biggest social games on the web, including a #1 game on Facebook, two #2 games on Facebook and one of the largest virtual worlds for kids on the planet. Space Ape’s hit strategy games Rival Kingdoms and Samurai Siege are available on iOS and Android devices. Space Ape Games won the 2015 TIGA Award for Best Independent Studio and for Game of the Year for Rival Kingdoms, plus the 2014 Develop Award for Best New Studio and the 2015 Develop Award for Best Independent Studio. For more information, visit http://www.spaceapegames.com.
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The DINOBOTS have entered the battlefield! Today DeNA announced Dinobot Destruction, a new in-game event that brings the original G1 DINOBOTS to TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS.
An exciting turn-based strategy game for iOS and Android, TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS lets players collect and assemble teams of iconic AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS to battle in strategic combat experiences with other fans in real-time.
Running from June 4 through June 10, players will collect and fight alongside Slug, Snarl, and Slog in the Dinobot Destruction event. As they rise through the ranks, players have the chance to win classic TRANSFORMERS characters, Grimlock and Swoop.
TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS is a turn-based tactical mobile game inspired by the all new fan favorite COMBINER WARS comic story and the expansive 30-year history of the TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS universe. Players collect and assemble epic teams, made up of AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS who fight side by side in a unique campaign mode and intense player vs player (PvP) mode to engage with gamers and TRANSFORMERS fans from around the world.
TRANSFORMERS: BATTLE TACTICS is available now as a free download in the App Store for iPhone and iPad and on Google Play for Android devices. Additional information is available on http://transformersbattletactics.com.
Dripping oil and shedding his peeling paint job due to cosmic rust, Drive-By is the silent Decepticon stalker who rolls up in the dead of night, kills his lights, and waits for the witching hour.
His quarry will know they've stumbled into a nightmare when their circuits spontaneously corrode, and Drive-By's laser rifle turns their shambling corpse into iron filings.
Strap in and get ready for a fast getaway - Hotwire won't stop until he's spun maximum profit out of this galactic arms race.
With a catalog of black-market contacts that even Megatron doesn't know, there are no depths he won't plunder to secure a bargain. He values his Decepticon family as much as his bottom-line - when they come under fire he's got the weapons to heal or close the deal.
Rampart is Megatron's mobile Fort Knox: reinforced by layers of armor bolted onto his superstructure, he has a cast-iron disposition welded for war.
No one's gonna get past this fortified Decepticon, let alone past his grenade launcher, minigun and axe. The word from the trenches is intruders that cross Rampart meet only painful endings.
Take cover! Astraea rains down mines, grenades and rockets as though it was Unicron's second coming.
Infamously lustful for spilled Energon, this Decepticon can call on aerial backup to bury her enemies in crater-sized tombs. When Astraea emerges from the debris wearing a satisfied smile, you know the next salvo will be one shell closer to the apocalypse.
Deadheat is all sleek, servo-seizing lasers and flurrying blades.
Blink and you'll miss him - but your sonic receptors will lock onto his screaming engine, and the motorcade of enemies failing to match this Decepticon's blistering pace. Pushing the red line, he floors it back into battle, slicing circuits and dicing diodes, before boosting off over the horizon.
Derail is a Decepticon who's guaranteed to knock your enemies off track.
A fearless explosives expert, he leaves a trail of Autobot wreckage in his wake. Recognizing that his allies are sometimes as vulnerable as his enemies, he'll happily fix them up - after all, nuking Autobots doesn't count for much if you lose the war.
Bodywork can be deceiving: Overclock's sleek, aerodynamic curves might stop traffic, but what his enemies should really worry about is the advanced technology packed under his hood.
With rockets retrofitted from a starship, a time-bending laser rifle, and a self-destruct system with a twist, Overclock is an Autobot spy who is a master of destruction as well as disguise.
At the center of any Autobot attack is Triage, the short-fused medic.
With a psyche that can switch as quickly as the tide of battle, he's as likely to shock enemies with his defibrillators as he is to patch up his waning pals. When the sirens are wailing and the red lights are flashing, you can't be certain whether Triage will deliver surgical aid, or a surgical strike.
A bringer of unhinged power, Monsoon delivers more destruction than a category 5 storm.
As good close-up as he is at range, when this Autobot rains over the battlefield there's nowhere to hide - enemies will be uprooted by his axe or washed away by his grenade launcher. When the sky clears, like a cleansing tropical sun shower he'll bring life back to his wilting allies.
Steaming down the highway like a meteor on wheels, Ripraw hates to be late for the main event.
But time spent pumping iron pays off once he arrives on the battlefield - he hunkers down with heavy weapons and lobs Decepticons around like dumb-bells. When it's all over this hard-hitting Autobot bypasses the debriefing and rolls straight into the posedown.
A sleek, sophisticated and seldom seen police enforcer, Doubletake is a master of reconnaissance.
With long-range scanning systems and pinpoint spatial awareness, he always picks the perfect moment to strike. By the time his targets realize their systems are shutting down, this Autobot is long gone, scanning for his next mission.
The young and feisty Anomaly is spoiling for a fight and ready to take on the entire Decepticon armada solo.
An unusual hybrid of scientist and soldier, his toxic tendencies tend to leave the enemy infected and quarantined. But reverse him back towards your allies and you'll find this Autobot can clean up even the toughest battlefield fallout.
Aligned - Choose your allegiance.
Peace through Tyranny - Defeat 250 Autobots.
It Was An Honor - Defeat 250 Decepticons or mercenaries.
Short Circuit - Reach Level 5.
Perfect - Reach Level 10.
You Got The Touch - Reach Level 25.
Covenant of Primus - Activate Prime Mode.
It’s The Thought That Counts - Open 3 Gear Boxes.
Tough - Make it through Wave 5 in Escalation.
Double Tough - Make it through Wave 10 in Escalation.
Double Tough Hard - Make it through Wave 15 in Escalation.
Hmm, Upgrades - Upgrade any installation to max level in Escalation.
You Get Nothing, Good Day Sir - Slow down the reverse engineering project.
Make Peace, Not War - Destroy Lockdown's Weapon Caches.
Somebody's Watching Me - Find all the Stalker's Observations.
Make It Rain - Discover the fate of the Entrepreneur.
Spoils of War - Listen to all the Veteran's laments.
Snitches Get Stitches - As Drift, destroy all the Anti-Alien Propaganda Billboards.
My Blade Has Tasted Better - As Drift, defeat 25 enemies with the Blade Dash ability.
Spectacularly Amazing! - As Sideswipe, get through the whole chasm using less than 6 grapples.
Softly Softly Catchee Monkey - As Swindle, defeat Cliffjumper without causing any collateral damage.
No One Gets Outta Here Alive! - Destroy everything outside the Gates of Kaon.
What Could Go Wrong? - As Optimus, complete the rescue of Cliffjumper without using the turret.
I'd Like To Leave Here Please - As Jetfire, escape the ruins of Trypticon without taking any damage from the laser gates.
Sting Like A... - As Bumblebee, defeat a sniper with a melee attack.
Tread Lightly - As Grimlock, prevent Optimus from falling below 50% health while defending him.
Give Me The News Doc - Heal 50000 health points amongst you and your allies.
Need... Oil... Can - Defeat 75 enemies that are slowed.
Bleeding Edge - Complete the game with a HACK active.
Of Merit and Distinction - Earn 250 Combat Distinctions.
Challenge Accepted - Complete 50 Challenges.
Blasters! Blasters! Blasters! - Unlock every weapon.
This Weapon of Iron & Wood - Fully upgrade a primary weapon.
VROOM-pire! - Defeat 50 enemies by siphoning their health away with the Energon Harvester.
Y U Heff 2 B Mad? - Use the V32.Cybr Corrupt@r on a Power Foe and have them defeat an enemy.
Shadow Company - Defeat 25 enemies after using the Cloak ability.
Thumbs Up Soldier! - Defeat 35 enemies using throwback damage from the Kinetic Capacitor Shield ability.
Marked for Destruction - Defeat 50 enemies marked with E.D.U.
Turret Buddy - Defeat 25 enemies with your Battle Sentry.
healing.exe - Repair 5000 points of damage with your Repair Sentry.
Quartermaster - Resupply 250 times with the Ammo Supply Core.
Totally OP - Defeat 100 enemies with the Riot Cannon.
I Hope You Have Insurance - Heal 15000 health points with your Heal Beam.
Scrapped - Use Explosive Path to defeat 35 enemies.
Tormenta - Use Thunder Blast to earn 35 multi kills.
Loadsa Money - Earn 25000 Energon Shards.
What Does This Do? - Use 50 T.E.C.H.
It's Not A Sprint - Drive or Fly 26 miles (42km).
[b]Full Metal Jacket[/b] - Reload 1000 times.
Welcome to Earth! - Defeat Lockdown.
Rendering himself invisible he'll bust out of a camo shield and launch a couple of grenades to get the party started right! Ask him nicely and he'll scramble rival signals, enabling his squad to get stuck in and cause some major mayhem.
Flatline has mastered the laws of physics, bending space-time to his whim - when his hammer falls expect lightning storms instead of earthquakes.
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