Battlepalooza transforms real-world cities into battle royale arenas starting December 10 on iOS and Android

Players Can Pre-Register Now to Unlock In-Game Rewards​

SAN FRANCISCO -- November 19, 2020 -- nWay, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, announced that Battlepalooza, a new multiplayer battle royale game based in real-world cities designed for players of all skill levels, will release worldwide on Thursday, December 10, 2020 for iOS and Android devices. The game is presented as a digital game show in which live contestants from around the world compete in real-time for prizes. Starting today, players can pre-register to unlock special in-game rewards by visiting battlepalooza.com.

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“Battle royales are competitive and the multiplayer action is unpredictable, making it one of the most engaging and replayable genres,” said Taehoon Kim, CEO of nWay, “However, they aren’t for everyone. If you don’t have a high level of shooting game experience, skills, and reflexes, you don’t have much of a chance at winning. That’s not fun. That’s why we made a fun battle royale game for the rest of us.”  
 
To make a more accessible battle royale, nWay designed Battlepalooza’s combat system to reward players who utilize a blend of strategy, skill, and luck -- not just reaction time. The game takes the inventory and equipment loadout system of RPGs and the mid-match player progression of MOBAs (multiplayer online battle arenas) to add strategy and depth, making it more accessible to a wider variety of players. The game uses a top-down camera view for easier navigation and features diverse sets of powerful items, consumables, weapons, and skills -- including the gravity bomb, cannon bots, invisibility gear, drones, warp potions, barricades, and much more. Players will need to think strategically to select the most advantageous gear and skills to equip before entering into battle.
 
Battlepalooza will allow up to 24 players to play together, and features team modes including Duo (up to 12 teams of 2) and Trio (up to 8 teams of 3), with drop-in drop-out multiplayer for easily accessible and fast session play. 
 
Battlepalooza was developed in collaboration with Google‘s Real-World Games team and uses Google Maps Platform to transform real-world cities into playable battle arenas. The game will initially feature Las Vegas and San Francisco, with more city arenas to be added on a continuous basis.  
 
“With Battlepalooza, we set out to create a unique experience. By combining real-time multiplayer competition and real-world city arenas with strategic combat systems and high accessibility, Battlepalooza will redefine the way players experience battle royales,” added Taehoon Kim, CEO of nWay. “We are optimistic about Battlepalooza and have already planned a robust roadmap of features and content to come in the near future.”
 
For more information, please visit battlepalooza.com.

About nWay

nWay, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, is a San Francisco based developer, publisher, and tech platform for competitive multiplayer games across mobile, PC, and consoles. nWay’s proprietary back-end tech platform nWayPlay enables fast development, prototyping, and operations of cross-play, real-time multiplayer games. The company has a strong track record of developing AAA quality games on mobile and console, such as recently launched WWEⓇ Undefeated, POWER RANGERS: Battle for the Grid, POWER RANGERS: Legacy Wars, and ChronoBlade. nWay is comprised of leading developers and senior executives from Sony, Electronic Arts, WB Games, LucasArts, Kabam, Nexon, and NCSoft. The team has collectively contributed to over a dozen hit mobile, console, and online games, including Marvel Contest of Champions, the Injustice series, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Dominations, FIFA, Battlefield Online, Lineage II, and Warhammer.
 
For more information about nWay, visit www.nway.com.

About Animoca Brands

Animoca Brands is a leader in the field of digital entertainment, specializing in blockchain, gamification, and artificial intelligence technologies to develop and publish a broad portfolio of products including the REVV token, games such as The Sandbox, Crazy Kings, and Crazy Defense Heroes, as well as products utilizing popular intellectual properties such as Formula 1®, Marvel, Garfield, Snoopy, Thomas & Friends™, Power Rangers, MotoGP™,  Formula E, and Doraemon. Animoca Brands’ portfolio of blockchain investments and partnerships includes Lucid Sight, Dapper Labs (creators of CryptoKitties), WAX, Harmony, and Decentraland. The Company is based in Hong Kong, United States, South Korea, Finland, Argentina, and the Czech Republic. For more information visit www.animocabrands.com or get updates by following Animoca Brands on Facebook or Twitter.

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