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Zynga Announces Worldwide Availability of Ayakashi: Ghost Guild
Zynga Launches its Second Role Playing Game for iPhone, iPhone Touch & Android
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – October 17, 2012 – Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA), the world’s leading provider of social games services, today announced the global launch of its second mobile social role playing game (RPG) Ayakashi: Ghost Guild. This announcement follows the recent worldwide launch of Montopia in September 2012. Ayakashi: Ghost Guild and Montopia were both developed by Zynga Japan and are the first Japan-only games Zynga has released globally. In addition to availability in Japanese and English, both Ayakashi: Ghost Guild and Montopia are now also localized in Traditional Chinese and Korean.
Ayakashi: Ghost Guild is a mobile social role playing game in which players are ghost agents trying to unravel mysterious events bring triggered by legendary ghosts with enigmatic power beyond comprehension called the Ayakashi. As a ghost agent, players must battle the ghosts in an attempt to gain control. By bringing the ghosts under their power, players change them into demons. Players fight against rival agents and get to the bottom of the mysterious events by building the strongest team of demons.
“We are proud to announce the launch of Ayakashi: Ghost Guild, our second mobile social game in the RPG category,” said Scott Koenigsberg, General Manager of Games, Zynga. “Ayakashi: Ghost Guild and our recently introduced title Montopia are great mobile games taking the popular collecting gameplay mechanics and adding fun, social and surprising twists.”
Zynga is committed to connecting the world through global games across multiple platforms and markets. Zynga Japan continues to leverage its expertise to expand our mobile social games portfolio and is developing social games for both the Japanese and the global audiences.
Ayakashi: Ghost Guild is now available for both iOS and Android devices in English, Japanese, Traditional Chinese and Korean. Ayakashi: Ghost Guild can be downloaded for free from the App Store on iPhone and iPhone touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore and from Google Play.
Game images and screen shots for Ayakashi: Ghost Guild are available at: https://zynga.box.com/s/h9siyvyf7tmawilnkobs
Montopia is available for both iOS and Android devices in English, Japanese, Traditional Chinese and Korean. Montopia can be downloaded for free from the App Store on iPhone and iPhone touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore and from Google Play.
About Zynga Inc.
Zynga Inc. is the world's leading provider of social game services with 306 million active users playing its games, which include Zynga Poker, Words With Friends, Scramble With Friends, Gems with Friends, Draw Something, FarmVille2, ChefVille, CityVille, Bubble Safari and Ruby Blast. Zynga's games are available on a number of global platforms, including Facebook, Zynga.com, Google+, Tencent, Apple iOS and Google Android. Zynga is headquartered in San Francisco, Calif.
This press release contains forward-looking statements relating to, among other things, our launch of Ayakashi: Ghost Guild to worldwide audiences, upcoming features for Ayakashi: Ghost Guild and Montopia and the success of the games; building and expanding the Zynga platform and Zynga With Friends Network; the continued success of our franchise games and our games, platform and network generally; the launch of games by third party developers on our platform, including through our Zynga Partners for Mobile program; and our future operational plans, prospects and opportunities to expand our business. Forward-looking statements often include words such as “will”, "anticipate", "believe", “expect”, and statements in the future tense are generally forward-looking statements. The achievement or success of the matters covered by such forward-looking statements involves risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Our actual results could differ materially from those predicted or implied. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, changing interests of players, competition, our ability to launch new games in a timely manner and monetize these games, intellectual property disputes or other litigation, our ability to anticipate and address technical challenges, acquisitions, and changes in our corporate strategy, management or the Facebook platform.
More information about factors that could affect our operating results is included under the captions "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended June 30, 2012 in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 and in our registration statement on Form S-1, as amended, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on March 12, 2012, copies of which may be obtained by visiting our Investor Relations web site 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, which are based on information available to us on the date hereof. We assume no obligation to update such statements.