TORRANCE, Calif., Dec. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Prior to the world premiere of DreamWorks Animation's Netflix original series Dragons: Race to the Edge Season 2 on January 8th, JumpStart®, the leader in learning-based games for kids, today announced the launch of Battle for the Edge, an expansion pack for its massively multiplayer game School of Dragons. Battle for the Edge will feature thrilling new story lines and characters directly from Race to the Edge Season 2, which takes viewers on a journey to protect and defend Dragon's Edge from the fleet of invading Dragon Hunters. Players can enjoy 22 new quests, 9 never before seen lands, the brand new Armorwing dragon, and customizable Viking hideouts. This is JumpStart's second expansion pack for School of Dragons based on the Dragons: Race to the Edge series.
"Continuing on the success of the Call of the Death Song expansion pack launched for the first season of Dragons: Race to the Edge, we wanted this expansion pack to bring fans closer than ever to the How To Train Your Dragon universe," said JumpStart CEO David Lord. "One of our main priorities was to integrate feedback directly from our actively engaged School of Dragons online community, which included the overwhelming demand for highly customizable Viking hideouts."
Within Battle for the Edge, players encounter a seemingly friendly pirate named Harald who helps the Vikings to victory over the Dragon Hunters that invade the island of Dragon's Edge. In the aftermath of battle, players must then rebuild and fortify their base, learn strategies in defense, and keep the Dragon Hunters at bay to prevent future attacks. For the first time ever, players will get their very own customizable Viking hideouts, where they can raise and train their dragon, as well as purchase items and decorations. Although players inevitably encounter betrayal and another invasion, the strength and courage they develop throughout the many new quests and challenges are sure to lead the Vikings and their dragons to victory. The expansion pack features 9 new lands, each one filled with different quests and adventures: Dragon's Edge, Dark Deep, Scuttleclaw Island, Hobblegrunt Island, Armorwing Island, Glacier Island, Mudraker Island, Zippleback Island and the Dragon Hunter's Outpost.
With educational content integrated seamlessly throughout the expansion pack, players encounter lessons in core scientific concepts like the adaptation of species to new environments, the impact of invasive species, and how forces and motion influence the speed and direction of objects – all while engaging in epically fun gameplay. Alongside Hiccup, Astrid, and the other beloved characters from the How to Train Your Dragon franchise, players must use their problem solving skills throughout each daring journey to save Dragon's Edge and the other newly introduced islands from destruction.
Available for free with all School of Dragons membership packages, Battle for the Edge is available for $9.99 for non-members to purchase, or 10,000 Gems. School of Dragons is available to download on iTunes®, Google Play™, Amazon®, Windows, Steam and online at http://www.schoolofdragons.com/.
JumpStart® is the leader in learning-based games for kids. The reality is that kids today seek entertainment through gaming, yet the vast majority of kids' games do absolutely nothing to inspire their minds through learning. JumpStart changes that paradigm and brings a learning edge through epically fun gameplay. Because of the company's long history of excellence in providing learning-based products parents and families trust, world-renowned brands like DreamWorks Animation partner with JumpStart to develop various educational mobile and web-based games. To date, the company has released several critically-acclaimed titles, including Madagascar Preschool Surf N' Slide™ and School of Dragons®, the ever-popular educational massively multiplayer online role-playing game. A subsidiary of Knowledge Holdings, Inc., the company is privately held and based in Torrance, CA. For more information, visit www.JumpStart.com, like us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/JumpStart), or follow us on Twitter (www.twitter.com/JumpStart3D).
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