SAN FRANCISCO, May 5, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Commander, your battlefield awaits! Today, Zynga (Nasdaq:ZNGA), a leading social game developer, is proud to announce the worldwide launch of Empires & Allies, a new modern military strategy game where players design their perfect army and deploy the weapons of modern war in a never-ending battle to save the world. The game is available today as a free download on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and on Google Play.
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Developed by a seasoned team of developers, and led by real-time strategy (RTS) and social games pioneer Mark Skaggs, Empires & Allies gives players new levels of strategic choice and control in every battle.
"Empires & Allies delivers all the fun, action and excitement from traditional RTS games to players on their mobile and tablet device," said Mark Skaggs, senior vice president of games at Zynga. "For us it's all about the 'BOOM' – explosions, fun and strategy built on top of the modern military weapons of war. We're giving action strategy players a great blend of strategic depth and tactical control while keeping the action simple, fast and furious. From talking to players, we know that they are looking for a fun modern military strategy game on mobile. Empires & Allies was designed to be that game and it's been encouraging to see the excitement and passion from players over our last few months of beta testing."
Empires & Allies has built a loyal following during its geo-lock beta in nine countries over the last few months. Starting today, join your friends, form alliances and build your perfect army with new, exciting features including:
- Design Your Perfect Army, Build Your Perfect Base: Build your army of troops, battle-hardened tanks, helicopters, warplanes and more, tapping into today's modern military arsenal combined with the military technology of tomorrow. Specially craft your base defense to guard against onslaughts from other players and acquire resources to save or conquer the globe.
- Unleash the Weapons of Modern War: Lead your army into battle and unleash the weapons of modern war from tactical nukes, hellfire missiles and orbital strikes. Each weapon packs over-the-top, Hollywood-style explosions, excitement and fun.
- Enjoy New Levels of Strategy and Control: No battle plan survives contact with the enemy, and Empires & Allies gives you more control over how each battle plays out and how you respond. Use flares to direct your units during battle and amass Command Points to deploy devastating weapons of war. Highly variable combat scenarios in player-versus-player and player-versus-environment modes offer increasing levels of challenge that emulate the unpredictability of warfare.
- Join Forces with Your Friends and Form Alliances: Empires & Allies gives even more meaning to a player's alliance with shared resources and speed boosts. Players can connect with friends in-game and private chat for even the most covert operation mission plans. New to the action strategy category is a feature called Strike Force, where players can assign allies to base structures for powerful boosts.
Empires & Allies is available in 13 languages, including English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Simplified Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Russian, Dutch, Norwegian, Portuguese (Brazilian) and Turkish. The game marks Zynga's entry into the action strategy category on mobile and is a first step in the company's commitment to the category in 2015.
Empires & Allies is available starting today for free on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and on Google Play. For more information on Empires & Allies visit the game's community channels on Facebook, Twitter and Zynga's player forums.
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About Zynga Inc.
Zynga Inc. is a leading developer of the world's most popular social games that are played by millions of monthly consumers. The company has created evergreen franchises such as FarmVille, Zynga Casino and Words With Friends. Zynga's NaturalMotion, an Oxford-based mobile game and technology developer, is the creator of hit mobile games in popular entertainment categories, including CSR Racing, CSR Classics and Clumsy Ninja. Zynga games have been played by more than 1 billion people around the world and are available on a number of global platforms including Apple.
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Forward Looking Statements
This release contains forward looking statements relating to, among other things, the worldwide launch of Empires & Allies on iPhone, iPad, iTouch and Google Play, the success of the game, features for the game, including gameplay and social features, the player and game experience, player reaction to the game and features, our entry into the action strategy category, player interest in the action strategy category on mobile and future releases in this category in 2015. The success of the matters covered by such forward looking statements involves risks. Actual results could differ materially from those predicted or implied. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, among other things, player interest in the game and features, player interest in the mobile action strategy category, our relationship and agreements with platform providers, our ability to launch future features for the game in a timely manner, our ability to monetize the game and features effectively, the effectiveness of our marketing program, our ability to implement new game technology and player reaction to this technology, our ability to anticipate and address technical challenges that may arise and competition. More information about the risks Zynga faces is included in our quarterly and annual reports filed with the SEC, copies of which may be obtained at http://investor.zynga.com or the SEC's web site at www.sec.gov. Undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements in this release. We assume no obligation to update such statements.
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