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
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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.