GODZILLA TAKES JELLY BEAN FORM IN “FALL GUYS: ULTIMATE KNOCKOUT” STARTING NOVEMBER 3
The Kaiju Crossover Arrives in Time for Godzilla Day and Japan’s Godzilla Festival Online 2020
London, October 27, 2020 – Ahead of Godzilla Day and the widely attended Godzilla Festival in Japan, Mediatonic and Toho Co., Ltd. are helping fans celebrate the King of the Monsters by bringing the fan-favorite kaiju to gamers everywhere in Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout. Beginning November 3, through a limited time only, fans will have the opportunity to use the all-new Godzilla skin available to players for 10 Crowns total. Featuring Godzilla’s trademark features such as its three rows of dorsal fins, the character has been designed to fit right into the Fall Guys world, including different colors depending on what the game calls for. Fall Guys is available now on PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam.
With millions of copies sold, the wildly popular Fall Guys multiplayer game flings hordes of contestants together online in a mad dash through round after round of escalating chaos until one victor remains. The Godzilla crossover comes just after the game’s season 2 release, which introduced new medieval-themed games, costumes and features.
“We are thrilled to collaborate with Mediatonic on this Godzilla costume. With only two months since launch and boasting millions of players worldwide, ‘Fall Guys’ presents such an exciting opportunity for Godzilla fans everywhere,” said Lora Cohn, Managing Director, Toho International, Inc. “Now, players will get to celebrate Godzilla Day in such a unique way by putting on the Godzilla suit and stomping their way to victory!"
"There are many parallels to be drawn between the mighty Godzilla and an average Fall Guy; they are both fiercely competitive, they battle on an international stage with incredibly high stakes, they always get back up after being knocked down, and according to worrying reports from our social media channels, they are both much taller than you'd expect,” said Jeff Tanton, VP of Creative, Mediatonic. “We are proud and deeply honoured to share the stage with the greatest Kaiju - and if anyone is still struggling to get a crown with this costume, though it may sound primitive and un-scientific, we recommend that through the fairies, they could perhaps ask Infant Island for help?"
On November 3, 1954, Godzilla made its first appearance in Toho’s “Godzilla,” a classic monster movie widely regarded as a masterpiece. The date is officially Godzilla’s birthday, with a Godzilla Festival held in Japan each year to celebrate. In 2019, the festival gathered over 20,000 visitors, and this year’s event will be held virtually where even more fans are expected to tune-in.
You can find official brand information on the Godzilla website at godzilla.com and follow the official Instagram @godzilla_toho and Twitter @toho_godzilla for more brand updates.
Toho Company, Limited, is a Japanese entertainment studio focused on the development, production, exhibition, and distribution of powerful live action and animated content including motion pictures, television and theater. Founded in 1932, Toho remains a prominent force in bringing brands and original storytelling with versatile talents to audiences worldwide. Its subsidiaries include Toho Cinemas, the highest grossing exhibition company in Japan, and Toho International, Inc., a U.S. established incorporated company that manages and commercializes Toho’s intellectual property portfolio. To learn more about Toho, visit: www.toho.co.jp/en/.
Mediatonic is an independent game developer which delights in connecting people through original, mass-multiplayer game experiences and breaking the mold with weird and wonderful games across every platform. Recent titles include critically acclaimed 90s Hollywood whodunnit Murder by Numbers and of course, rollicking massively multiplayer party game, Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout.
Official Press Release
Nexon Announces Domestic and Global Service of GODZILLA DEFENSE FORCE!
A New Title Celebrating the 65th Anniversary of the Birth of GODZILLA to be Overseen by TOHO
TOKYO – March 20, 2019 – NEXON Co., Ltd. (3659.TO) (“Nexon”), a global leader in online games, announced today that STUDIO42, a development team under its consolidated subsidiary NEOPLE INC. (“Neople”), has entered into licensing and global publishing agreements with TOHO CO., LTD. (“TOHO”), and that the development of idle city defense mobile game GODZILLA DEFENSE FORCE, based on GODZILLA Intellectual Property (IP), is currently underway. The game is scheduled for launch in the first half of 2019, both in Japan and globally.
GODZILLA DEFENSE FORCE currently under development by STUDIO42, a development team under Neople, is an idle city defense style mobile game based on TOHO’s GODZILLA IP, which is celebrating its 65th anniversary. The monsters from previous installments in the GODZILLA franchise, excluding its Hollywood versions, appear in the game, and players fight off the onslaught of monsters in cities around the world by building and reinforcing their defensive bases.
“We are very happy to be able to deliver GODZILLA DEFENSE FORCE under the full supervision of TOHO to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the birth of GODZILLA. Please look forward to enjoying the compelling monsters that had previously appeared in the GODZILLA franchise,” said Jaeho Hwang, Development Director of STUDIO42, at the time of the announcement.
・Genre: Idle city defense game
・Price: free to play (micro transaction)
・Service delivery platform: App Store, Google Play
TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.
© NEXON Korea Corp. & Neople Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Founded in 2001, NEOPLE INC. (“Neople”) is a developer of many PC online games including Dungeon&Fighter, as well as mobile games including Evil Factory and After the End: Forsaken Destiny. Since joining Nexon Group in 2008, Neople’s game titles have been serviced internationally with Nexon’s global publishing expertise and have gained the support of many players.
NEXON Co., Ltd. http://company.nexon.co.jp/
Founded in 1994, NEXON Co., Ltd. (“Nexon”) (3659.TO) is a company engaged in the production, development, and operation of online games. First listed in the Tokyo Stock Exchange in December 2011, Nexon made its way into JPX400 in 2015 and into the Nikkei Stock Index 300 in 2017. Currently, Nexon features over 80 live games in various genres operated across more than 190 countries. Major game titles include MapleStory, Dungeon&Fighter, HIT,and HIDE AND FIRE.
A new VR experience is coming to the VR Zone in Osaka and Shinjuku in Japan, Godzilla VR. This cool VR (virtual reality) puts you right in the film Shin Godzilla as you fight the monster Osaka opens this fall with Shinjuku opening November. Check out the video and pics below.
Check out below we have press release info, pics, and game trailer for the upcoming Godzilla video game from Bandai Namco.
COMPLETE & UTTER DESTRUCTION !!
Godzilla, the King of the Monsters, first appeared in 1954. Scientists studied Godzilla and found that they could harness energy from the monster. Called “G-Energy,” this seemingly endless source of power was used to better the lives of all mankind. 60 years later, just when mankind’s memory of the beast faded, Godzilla appeared again. Godzilla destroyed at will, all in search of more G-Energy. Such irony, the same G-Energy which was used to better the people’s lives, also caused Godzilla to awaken. Can the G-Force, mankind’s last hope, stop Godzilla? What fate awaits Godzilla once he has consumed all of the G-Energy, and grown to his full potential?
IS GODZILLA HERO OR ANTI-HERO?
ROAR AS THE CLASSIC GODZILLA OR 2014 HOLLYWOOD GODZILLA !
LAY WASTE TO CITIES WITH BRUTE FORCE & ATOMIC BREATH !!
BATTLE AGAINST A CAST OF MONSTROUS LEGENDARY RIVALS !!
DESTRUCTION - Bash your way through each stage to take out the Energy Generator and proceed to the next area. Be sure to smash as many other buildings in the stage as possible to maximize your G-Energy. But beware, because the more buildings and structures you take out in the stage, the higher the Hazard Level will go, bringing out legendary monsters to battle.
MOVIE STYLE ACTION - Players can choose to view the action with a special Movie-Style Camera Angle System. Choosing this camera angle switches the camera view to special, pre-set locations on the map. Players can switch to the special camera points, and control Godzilla as seen just like in the movies!
MULTIPLE MODES -
Mission Mode – Crush your way through over 20 stages of mayhem!
Diorama Mode - Build the Godzilla scene of their dreams!
King of Monsters Mode – It’s a time trial of chaos!
POWER-UP - Collect G-Energy in each stage to Power-Up your Godzilla! Grow Godzilla from 50 up to 100 Meters tall. Godzilla’s defensive and offensive prowess will increase in line with his size. Your Godzilla will also learn new skills, and you can power up his heat ray as well!
Developer - NATSUME ATARI INC.
Release Date - Summer 2015
Famitsu has just released screenshots of the new Namco Godzilla game for the PS3, we mentioned. I must say that these two screenshots above look pretty amazing! In the other pics, you can defintiely see that the models came from the MonsterArts G'94.