Remember when I was talking about Moshi Monsters? It’s been released!
Moshi Monsters: Moshling Zoo is Now Available for Nintendo DS
SANTA MONICA, Calif., — Fans worldwide are rejoicing today as they embark on a discovery of an entirely different side of Moshi Monsters, as a new type of gameplay within the Moshi Universe arrives with Moshi Monsters: Moshling Zoo from Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) and Mind Candy. Moshi Monsters: Moshling Zoo, based on the massively popular Moshi Monsters online social world (www.moshimonsters.com), is now available for Nintendo DS in North America.
Moshi Monsters: Moshling Zoo extends the popularity of the online world’s Moshlings (“pets of pet monsters”), including brand new Moshlings and locations plus an intuitive format in which to interact with their favorite characters. Along the way, there are 52 Moshlings to collect from the common to the rare and even the elusive ‘ultra-rare.’ Children can also play new mini-games and educational style puzzles or even win awards and trophies to take back to their zoo!
Available while supplies last, a ‘Limited Edition’ copy of the game comes packaged with 1,000 free Rox (the in-game currency of MoshiMonsters.com) and an official trading card pack from Topps. These ‘Limited Edition’ copies of the game are available exclusively at Toys’R’Us.
“Throughout Moshi Monsters: Moshling Zoo’s development cycle we’ve been astounded by the passion of the fans of Moshi Monsters, and how quickly the property is growing,” said David Oxford, Activision Publishing. “Activision has embraced the spirit of what made Moshi Monsters so appealing to over 50 millions kids across the world. We can’t wait to see how our fans respond to a fresh Moshi experience on Nintendo DS!” said Michael Acton Smith, CEO Mind Candy (Moshi Monsters parent company).
Moshi Monsters: Moshling Zoo is available now for Nintendo DS at $29.99. This game has been rated E for Everyone by the ESRB. For more information please visit www.MindCandy.com or www.Activision.com.
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 17, 2011 –The hit global children’s brand Moshi Monsters™ is headed to the Nintendo DS™ this fall in Moshi Monsters™: Moshling Zoo, collaborators Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) and Mind Candy today announced. Moshi Monsters (www.moshimonsters.com), a social online world for kids aged 6-12, launched in 2008 and has seen astronomical growth, currently boasting over 50 million registered users in over 150 territories worldwide, 15 million in North America alone.
“With an absolutely massive fan base, Moshi Monsters is clearly one of the fastest growing children’s entertainment brands in the world,” said David Oxford, EVP & General Manager, Activision Publishing. “We look forward to building on Mind Candy’s success as we work closely with them to extend the brand experience.”
“We’re really excited to expand the Moshi Monsters universe into video games for the very first time,” said Michael Acton Smith, Mind Candy’s CEO and creator of Moshi Monsters. “The Nintendo DS™ is the perfect launch platform and we hope to build a lasting and successful relationship with Activision.”
Moshi Monsters provides children with a new form of entertainment, combining adoptable pet monsters, safe social networking, games, stories, missions and educational puzzles. One of the most popular elements of Moshi Monsters is the ability to collect “Moshlings” (pets for your pet monsters).
Moshi Monsters: Moshling Zoo builds upon the popularity of the Moshlings and offers fans a fresh new take on the Moshi universe, including brand new content and a new way to interact with their favorite characters. The game features new locations and an exclusive new Moshling – which is yet to be revealed. There are 52 Moshlings to collect from the common to the rare and even the elusive ‘ULTRA-RARE.’ Children can also play new mini-games and educational style puzzles, plus win awards and trophies to take back to their zoo.
The joint endeavor, which will see Activision Publishing, Inc. distribute Moshi Monsters™: Moshling Zoo globally, represents Moshi’s first move into the video game space. The brand is centered online, but has experienced great success with its real world offerings including best-selling toys, books, trading cards and the Moshi magazine.
Moshi Monsters™: Moshling Zoo will be available this fall and has been rated E for Everyone by the ESRB. For more information please visit www.MindCandy.com or www.Activision.com.