11 October 2013 – Kids won’t be able to contain their excitement now that the most popular Moshi Monster of all, Katsuma, stars in his very own side scrolling video game adventure, Moshi Monsters: Katsuma Unleashed. The fur-tastic new Moshi Monsters™ Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS game is out now and available nationwide at retailers across the UK and November 5, 2013 in the US! It’s an exciting end to 2013 for Moshi fans with the brand new game hitting shelves just before the upcoming Moshi Monsters: The Movie starring Katsuma, hits cinemas on 20th December 2013.
Moshi Monsters: Katsuma Unleashed is a side scrolling, action-packed 3D adventure that sees you jump, spin, dash and bash your way through six brand new monsterific worlds packed with battles, baddies and a host of hidden secrets!
Embark on a voyage with Katsuma as he tries to rescue his fellow Moshi Monsters from the evil Dr. Strangeglove, who has been up to no good, and has kidnapped all the Moshi Monsters in order to force Elder Furi to reveal the power of Moshi Picchu. Only you and Katsuma can save the day and find the coins, which will free Elder Furi from where he's being held. It won’t be easy though as there is an army of Glumps, Robot Moshlings and C.L.O.N.C.'s elite bosses in the way – gulp!
Don’t worry Moshi fans, help is on hand, as each time you rescue a Moshi Monster, Katsuma will be gifted their unique powers. There are also Moshlings to be found in chests and Map Pieces to collect along the way. It’s a whirlwind adventure and if you want to get the better of your enemies, you’ll have to rescue your Moshi friends and master Katsuma’s new capabilities.
Other exciting features in Moshi Monsters: Katsuma Unleashed include StreetPass™* secrets - 18 huge explorable levels, 12 playable mini stage challenges, seven boss battles and additional monster mini games where users play as each of the Moshi Monsters using their own unique moves.
“It’s a big year for our most popular Moshi Monster, who will be one of the stars of our new Moshi movie in December. With Moshi Monsters: Katsuma Unleashed we’ve broken out Katsuma as a stand-alone character to deliver an all-new, incredible Moshi Monsters game that our millions of fans of all ages can enjoy.” said Andrew Matjaszek, Head of Marketing at Mind Candy. “We’re delighted to continue to work with Activision on our third Nintendo title, and we are hugely inspired by the amazing talents of Sumo Digital who have a fantastic pedigree in this space.”
Moshi Monsters: Katsuma Unleashed was created as part of the on-going relationship between Mind Candy – the company behind hugely successful children’s brand, Moshi Monsters – and Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard (Nasdaq: ATVI).
The game was developed at UK-based studio Sumo Digital Ltd and is Mind Candy’s third Nintendo DS/3DS title, following the success of its two previous releases, Moshi Monsters™: Moshlings Zoo, which topped the UK DS charts for a record breaking 23 consecutive weeks, and Moshi Monsters™: Moshlings Theme Park, which also held an impressive chart position reaching number one in 2012 for four consecutive weeks. **
Moshi Monsters: Katsuma Unleashed is now available on Nintendo 3DSand Nintendo DS consoles from retailers including, GAME, Smyths, Amazon, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Argos.
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StreetPass is an exclusive feature of the Nintendo 3DS system
** (UKIE GFK Chart-Track reports 2012)
About Mind Candy
Mind Candy, creator of the successful Moshi Monsters franchise, is a global entertainment company based in the UK with offices in Los Angeles and New York. The company was formed by Internet entrepreneur, Michael Acton Smith, in 2004.
For more information visit www.MindCandy.com
About Moshi Monsters™
With over 80 million registered users in 150 territories worldwide, Moshi Monsters – the online world of adoptable pet monsters for boys and girls aged 6-12 – has become a global phenomenon. Children choose from one of six virtual pet monsters that they can create, name and nurture. Once their pet has been customised, players can navigate their way around Monstro City, taking the daily puzzle challenge to earn ‘Rox’ (virtual currency), playing games, solving Super Moshi Missions, personalising their room, showing off their artwork, reading stories and communicating with friends in a safe environment. Following its huge online success, Moshi Monsters has expanded into the real world with physical products including best-selling toys; the number one selling kids magazine in the UK; a best-selling DS video game, a top five music album, books, membership cards, trading cards and a theatrical movie on its way this Christmas.
For more information visit www.MoshiMonsters.com
About Activision Publishing, Inc.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products.
Activision Publishing maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, South Korea, China and the region of Taiwan. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company’s website, www.Activision.com.
About Sumo Digital
Sumo Digital is a cross-platform video game developer based in Sheffield, UK. Formed in 2003, the studio has had successes on every console for partners including SEGA, Sony, Microsoft, BBC, EA, Disney, Codemasters, Konami and many more.
For more information visit www.sumo-digital.com.