Tokyo, Japan – September 3, 2014 – LINE Corporation, owner and operator of the free call and messaging app LINE, today announced the release of the new puzzle game LINE PokoPoko on its LINE GAME platform for both Android and iOS devices.
LINE PokoPoko is a new puzzle game featuring Boni and a collection of other popular characters from LINE Pokopang, which boasts a total of 37 million downloads worldwide. Boni and the other residents of Poko Forest take center stage in the game. They must save the forest from the evil demons and return peace to their home by getting high scores on each stage and restoring the forest to its natural state by making the flowers bloom. PokoPokocombines the aesthetic of the LINE Pokopang world with a whole new story and addicting puzzle gameplay that will appeal to both existing fans and new players alike.
Each stage will have players clearing blocks by matching 3 or more of the same character blocks, and each stage will have its own set of targets, or missions, to clear as well. A variety of missions await players, ranging from getting as many points as possible, to eliminating special blocks, and even missions where the number of blocks will increase the longer they remain on the field. Poko Forest is divided up into areas, which themselves consist of multiple stages, and players can receive Cherries, Animals, and other items as rewards for clearing the missions in each area. Two types of Animals can produce items that the player can use during gameplay, and each Animal produces a different type of item.
During a pre-release events held only in Japan between August 13 and August 24, there were almost 250,000 registrants in only 12 days, showing great promise for the game’s future potential for growth and spurring the release of the game. More updates are planned for the future, bringing new Animals and even a “Championship Mode” that will let players from around the world compete against each other.
Supported devices: iPhone and Android
Supported languages: Chinese (Traditional), English, Japanese, Thai
Supported regions: Global (excluding Korea)
Service began: September 3, 2014
Cost: Free-to-play (offers in-app purchases)
Developer: Treenod Inc.
Operator: LINE Corporation
Copyright: © 2013 Treenod, Inc. All rights reserved.
App Store https://itunes.apple.com/app/id888615473
Google Play https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.linecorp.LGPKPK
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