PLAY LIKE THE HEROES OF PIXELS AS BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA INC. AND SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT LAUNCH PIXELS DEFENSE
Features All Your Favorite Arcade Legends In One Game Pixels The Motion Picture In Theaters July 24
SAN JOSE, Calif., – (July 9, 2015) – BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. today released Pixels Defense, a free-to-play tower defense mobile game that lets players team up with the heroes of Sony Pictures Entertainment’s upcoming action-comedy movie, Pixels, coming to theaters July 24. Following the plot of the movie, players will defend and save the people of Earth from an alien attack that has taken the forms of classic arcade characters.
With levels inspired by the biggest moments of the film, Pixels Defense challenges players to battle against arcade legends like PAC-MAN™, Frogger™, and Q*bert™, as well as an army of retro icons from games such as GALAGA™, Centipede®, Tetris®, Dig Dug™, and RoboTron®. Players will take command of the heroic “Arcaders,” setting them up strategically to defeat wave after wave of enemy invaders before they can pixelate the cities of the world. Each stage features three dynamic difficulty levels to deliver an exciting experience to gaming pros and newcomers alike.
Pixels Defense is available now for free download from Google Play™ for Android-powered mobile devices and the Amazon Appstore for Kindle Fire and other Android-powered mobile devices; the Apple iOS version will follow shortly on the Apple App Store.
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About the film “Pixels”
As kids in the 1980s, Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), Will Cooper (Kevin James), Ludlow Lamonsoff (Josh Gad), and Eddie “The Fire Blaster” Plant (Peter Dinklage) saved the world thousands of times – at 25 cents a game in the video arcades. Now, they’re going to have to do it for real. In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens discover video feeds of classic arcade games and misinterpret them as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth, using the video games as the models for their assaults — and now-U.S. President Cooper must call on his old-school arcade friends to save the world from being destroyed by PAC-MAN™, Donkey Kong™, Galaga™, Centipede®, and Space Invaders™. Joining them is Lt. Col. Violet Van Patten (Michelle Monaghan), a specialist supplying the arcaders with unique weapons to fight the aliens. Columbia Pictures Presents in association with LStar Capital and China Film Co., Ltd. A Happy Madison/1492 Pictures Production in association with Film Croppers Entertainment. Directed by Chris Columbus, the screenplay is by Tim Herlihy and Timothy Dowling with a screen story by Tim Herlihy, based on the short film by Patrick Jean. The film is produced by Adam Sandler, Chris Columbus, Mark Radcliffe, and Allen Covert.
About Sony Pictures Entertainment
Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. For additional information, go to http://www.sonypictures.com.
About BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., part of BANDAI NAMCO Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive content — including all major video game consoles, iOS, mobile and online. The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises, including PAC-MAN®, TEKKEN®, SOULCALIBUR®, NARUTO™, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, Dragon Ball®, GALAGA®, RIDGE RACER® and ACE COMBAT®. More information about the company and its products can be found at www.bandainamcoent.com or www.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS.
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