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New Collaboration Event in Fantasy RPG "Valkyrie Connect"! "Athena Asamiya" and Other Popular "THE KING OF FIGHTERS" Characters Join the Battle! Earn "Kyo Kusanagi" and "Omega Rugal" in Collaboration-Exclusive Events!

Ateam Inc. (headquarters: Nagoya, Japan; president: Takao Hayashi; hereafter “Ateam”) proudly announced today that its smartphone fantasy RPG “Valkyrie Connect” is beginning a collaboration event with the ultra-popular “THE KING OF FIGHTERS” series of fighting games.

  

The event began 9/5 (Tue.). Through the event players can add popular characters such as “Athena Asamiya” and “Kyo Kusanagi” to their collections of heroes in “Valkyrie Connect”. Exclusive events featuring “THE KING OF FIGHTERS” characters such as the story-based “Invitation From Another World” and “Omega Rugal Strikes!” Connect Battle are also available. Players who log in during the collaboration period can also receive the “Shiranui Fan” gear for free simply by logging in.

Collaboration-Exclusive “Shiranui Fan” Gear Free for All Players!

Players who log in during the collaboration event will receive the collaboration-exclusive “Shiranui Fan” for free!

Availability: 2017/9/5 (Tue.) after maintenance – 2017/9/26 (Tue.) 06:00 UTC

- Gear Details: Shiranui Fan

Damage a distant enemy with ATK damage and buff your own SPD and EVA.

 

Play Through an Original Story in the “Invitation From Another World” Quests!

Unlock Collab-Exclusive “Kyo Kusanagi” Hero!

Play through a story in which the characters of “Valkyrie Connect” journey to the world of “THE KING OF FIGHTERS” in the collaboration-exclusive “Invitation From Another World” quests. Players can earn “Kyo Kusanagi” and his specialty gear by completing these quests. “Kyo Kusanagi” has boosted stats in the “Omega Rugal Strikes!” Connect Battle so players will want to be sure to take advantage of this opportunity!

Availability: 2017/9/5 (Tue.) after maintenance – 2017/9/26 (Tue.) 06:00 UTC

 - Special Stage: “THE KING OF FIGHTERS” Stadium

- Character Details: Kyo Kusanagi

Row: Melee

Race: Human

Skill: Inflict Fire damage and Burn effect on nearby enemies

  

- Gear Details: Fiery Gloves (Sp.)

Inflict Burn effect on a nearby enemy and boost Kyo Kusanagi’s skill gauge.

 

Fight and Unlock “Omega Rugal” in the

Collaboration-Exclusive “Omega Rugal Strikes!” Connect Battle!

  

Players can join the collaboration-exclusive “Omega Rugal Strikes!” Connect Battle for a chance to unlock “Omega Rugal” as a playable hero. Additionally, players can earn “Omega Rugal Tokens” which can be exchanged for powerful exclusive gear.

Chance at Collab-Exclusive “Iori Yagami” and “Athena Asamiya” Heroes in the “KOF Collab Summon”!

  

“Iori Yagami” and “Athena Asamiya” appear for a limited time in “Valkyrie Connect” in the “KOF Collab Summon”. One of these heroes is guaranteed on the third and fifth “10x summon” performed! These two heroes both have their stats boosted in the “Invitation From Another World” quests and the “Omega Rugal Strikes!” Connect Battle, so players who put them in their party will have an advantage in battle.

Availability: 2017/9/5 (Tue.) after maintenance – 2017/9/19 (Tue.) 06:00 UTC

- Character Details: Iori Yagami

Row: Melee

Race: Human

Skill: Dark and non-elemental damage and Curse effect to the enemy with the lowest HP

- Character Details: Athena Asamiya

Row: Magic

Race: Human

Skill: Light damage to a nearby enemy and buff the HP of allies.

About “THE KING OF FIGHTERS” (“KOF”)

The first installment in “THE KING OF FIGHTERS” (“KOF”) series of fighting games was released to arcades in 1994 and featured three-on-three battles. The cast features popular characters from other SNK games such as “Fatal Fury”, “Art of Fighting”, “Ikari Warriors”, “Psycho Soldier” and more. “KOF XIV”, the 14 th game in the main “KOF” series, was released in 2016 to worldwide acclaim.

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About Ateam

Ateam is a smartphone game and tool developer that produces high quality applications enjoyed by millions around the globe. Among Ateam’s repertoire are internationally acclaimed titles “Dark Summoner”, “War of Legions”, and “Unison League”.

“Dark Summoner”, a dark fantasy adventure game, initially launched in February 2012 and took the smartphone world by storm reaching the number one spot in the North American Google Play™ grossing ranks.

“War of Legions”, released in August 2013, reinvented PvP battles being the first smartphone game to feature guild battles in real-time between players around the globe. To date, “War of Legions” has achieved two million downloads worldwide.

“Unison League” hit app stores the world across in May 2015 and soon after climbed up the North American iTunes App Store grossing ranks to 54th place.

 

About Valkyrie Connect

“Valkyrie Connect” is a high fantasy RPG that combines Norse mythology with a unique Japanese anime flavor. Created by the all-star team that made Ateam’s hit “Unison League”, “Valkyrie Connect” rocketed up the Japanese sales charts shortly after release and was chosen as one of Google Play’s top games of 2016 in Japan.

Players assemble a collection of heroes, villains, gods and more to fight in full 3D real-time battles. The co-op Connect Battles are the game’s signature feature, and require players to fight alongside one another in real time to take down massive bosses. With a simple battle system perfect for mobile devices, complex party composition, and excellently written characters, “Valkyrie Connect” has earned its place at the top. Additional updates and coming content will continue to cement it as the premier RPG for mobile devices!

 

[App Details]

Title: Valkyrie Connect

Supported operating systems and devices: iOS 8.0 or later recommended, devices that come with Android™ 4.2 or later (excluding some devices)

Price: Free to play (in-app purchases available)

iTunes App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/valkyrie-connect/id1078813307&mt=8

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.co.atm.vcon.ww

Official Valkyrie Connect Website: http://app.a-tm.co.jp/valkyrie-connect/en/

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/valkyrieconnect.ateam/

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*Images contained herein are for illustrative purposes and may vary from the final product.

 

[CONTACT ATEAM ABOUT THIS NOTICE]

Kensuke Shibata

Manager, Marketing Group

Ateam Inc.

TEL: +81-52-747-5564

FAX: +81-52-747-5560

Mail: press@a-tm.co.jp

URL: http://www.a-tm.co.jp/en/

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