SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--mixi, inc., a social mobile service and mobile game developer based in Tokyo, has brought its incredibly popular mobile game, Monster Strike, to North American mobile devices, officially launching for both iOS and Android today. With the North American release, mixi aims to introduce this popular multiplayer game to a wider worldwide audience.
Gamers can download Monster Strike for free on the App Store and Google Play. Monster Strike on the App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/monster-strike/id906287108?mt=8 and on Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.co.mixi.monsterstrikeUS
Monster Strike was co-created by Yoshiki Okamoto, creator of classic video games such as Street Fighter 2, Time Pilot and Final Fight. To date, Monster Strike has been downloaded more than 14 million times.
“Since we released Monster Strike last year, it has become a huge phenomenon in Japan,” said Yoshiki Okamoto, co-creator of Monster Strike. “mixi is excited to bring North American gamers together for a fun and social experience in the same way that coin-op arcades first swept the gaming world.”
It is a unique game that combines action elements, role-playing game leveling and crafting and monster collecting. “Pull and Fling” controls send players’ monsters pinballing across the screen, striking each other and enemy monsters, resulting in explosive combos and huge damage depending on the combination of monster types. Players collect and raise a stable of powerful monsters, which are then taken on battles that culminate in encounters with powerful boss monsters.
Players simply tap, pull back and release to fling their monsters around the game field, slamming into enemies, friends and walls. Slamming a friend triggers helpful “Bump Combo” special moves such as explosions or beams of energy. There are also obstacles scattered across the map, forcing players to think strategically and aim carefully to take down tough monsters.
Supporting up to four players in a quest, Monster Strike is designed as a social experience with friends gathered together in the same space or within a few miles of the game host. Local play utilizes a smart device’s location-based features for game hosting. The game can also be played cooperatively online with arranged sessions via Facebook connections.
Monster Strike has been in the Top 3 of Japanese mobile charts since it was released in September 2013, an incredible 13 months on both the App Store and Google Play, frequently occupying the #1 spot. mixi, inc. will support the game with regular updates, new content and new features going forward.
ABOUT mixi, inc.
Launched in Japan in Feb 2004, “mixi” is a social networking service (SNS) that provides a venue for communication, creating “feel-good connections” among good friends. mixi exceeded 14 million monthly active users in September, 2012, and has expanded into a communication infrastructure. Monster Strike is mixi’s first mobile game and is enjoyed by more than 14 million people.