TOKYO, Nov. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LINE Corporation, owner and operator of the free call and messaging app LINE, today announced the collaboration between its tower defense game LINE Rangers and Rovio Entertainment Ltd.'s Angry Birds, which started worldwide on November 1.
LINE Rangers is a tower defense game featuring the popular LINE characters. In order to save Sally from the evil Alien Army, players may use over 150 characters to create an original team and progress through over 100 stages, toppling enemy towers along the way. The appealing visuals of the LINE characters and the strategy involved in creating a powerful team has captured a wide range of users, and with over 23 million downloads, LINE Rangers has secured a spot as one of the most popular game titles in the world.
A limited-time collaboration event started worldwide on November 1, with characters from the Angry Birds appearing in LINE Rangers as both the titular Rangers and also as fearsome bosses. Red, King Pig, and Chuck have joined the Rangers with the aim of increasing LINE Rangers' recognition among users in North America and Europe.
1. 5-Star Ranger "Red" appears in the Gacha.
During the event the popular Angry Birds character Red will appear as a 5-Star Ranger in both the Premium and Special Gacha.
Period: From 12 am on Saturday, November 1 until 11:59 pm on Monday, November 17 (GMT+9)
2. "King Pig" appears in boss stages.
The character King Pig will appear in multiple boss stages. Clear the boss stage for a chance to receive the 4-Star "Chuck" as a reward.
Period: From 3 pm on Thursday, November 6 until 2:49 pm on Monday, November 10 (GMT+9)
Appears in boss stages: 24, 36, 48, 60, 72, 84, 96, 108, 120, 132, 144, and 156
3. For 3 Days only 4-Star Chuck will appear in the Normal Gacha playable with Friend Points.
For 3 days only players will be able to get the 4-Star Chuck Gacha from the Normal Gacha, which usually only gives out 1 to 3-Star characters. During this period, the amount of Friend Points players can send to one another will also double from 20 to 40.
Period: From 3 pm on Monday, November 10 until 2:49 pm on Wednesday, November 12 (GMT+9)
In addition, all users who download LINE Rangers between November 4 and 16 will also get a set of Angry Bird stickers.
Supported devices: iPhone and Android
Supported languages: Chinese (Traditional), English, Japanese, Korean, Thai
Supported regions: Global
Service began: February 28, 2014
Cost: Free-to-play (offers in-app purchases)
Developer: LINE PLUS Corporation
Operator: LINE Corporation
Copyright: © LINE PLUS Corp.
App Store https://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/id767265270
Google Play https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.linecorp.LGRGS
Use the unique powers of the Angry Birds to destroy the greedy pigs' defenses! The survival of the Angry Birds is at stake. Dish out revenge on the greedy pigs who stole their eggs. Use the unique powers of each bird to destroy the pigs' defenses. Angry Birds features challenging physics-based gameplay and hours of replay value. Each level requires logic, skill and force to solve.
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About LINE Corporation
LINE Corporation is based in Japan and develops and operates the LINE app for smartphones. Since launching in June 2011, the LINE app has grown into a global service used in 230 countries, ranking first in the free app category in 60 countries. LINE offers free one-to-one and group messaging, as well as free domestic and international voice and video calls. LINE also includes a wide array of social elements such as fun and expressive stickers, a personal Home, a Timeline, and numerous LINE family apps, including LINE games and LINE camera. For more information about LINE, please visit http://linecorp.com/en/.
About Rovio Entertainment Ltd.
Rovio Entertainment Ltd., the creator of Angry Birds™, is a global industry-changing entertainment media company headquartered in Finland that creatively combines digital with physical, breaking the boundaries of traditional content delivery. What started as a casual game in 2009 became an international phenomenon within a few months of its release. Today Angry Birds is not only the most downloaded game of all time, it is a worldwide known entertainment brand reaching out into publishing, licensing, animations, books and location based entertainment. Rovio's animated Angry Birds feature film is slated for July, 2016. www.rovio.com
SOURCE LINE Corporation