Ronda Rousey Named Taichi Panda Spokesperson
Los Angeles – July 20th, 2015 – Snail Games, developer of hit mobile hack ‘n slash dungeon crawler Taichi Panda, excitedly announced today the game’s new official spokesperson: UFC® women’s bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey.
Rousey, who on August 1st will take on Bethe Correia for UFC 190 in Rio de Janeiro, has become a well-recognized figure among action and martial arts fans, from her undefeated winning streak to her budding Hollywood acting career. Talking about her fighting background, Rousey called the new partnership “a really exciting step for me and for martial arts.”
“I got my start in Judo, and since I was little it’s really been a lifelong love affair with martial arts. It’s taken me amazing new places, and I’m really excited to now be working with a game that shares that passion,” Rousey said.
“In Taichi Panda, you have to beat down opponents using kung fu and magic. The game is about building up your warrior, taking on other players in matches, learning their weaknesses and playing up your strengths to win. In a lot of ways it’s similar to my own experience with MMA. You’ve got to strive to be the best, work hard to find that inner fighter and let it loose.”
Launched earlier this year, Taichi Panda is an action RPG for mobile with strong influences from martial arts. “We’re very excited to be working with Ms. Rousey” said Snail President Shi Hai. “We look to partner with individuals who share our appreciation of martial arts, old and new. For this, we feel she is a good fit.”
The extent of the partnership is still to be seen, but Snail has confirmed that Ms. Rousey will appear in a promotional campaign including TV advertising later this year.
Taichi Panda is available on App Store and Google Play.
About Ronda Rousey
Ronda Rousey is the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) undefeated bantamweight champion and Olympic medalist in Judo. Considered to be the most dominant athlete in UFC history, Rousey is responsible for the inclusion of women in the Octagon. Taking Hollywood with her signature force, she has landed roles in major films and exploded onto the scene with the same drive, commitment and command that made her a champion.
About Taichi Panda
Taichi Panda is a free-to-play action dungeon crawler for iOS, Android, and Amazon devices featuring fast-paced action combat rendered in vibrant 3D graphics. Players enter a fantasy world, bashing their way through enemies as one of 5 unique heroes. Taichi Panda features numerous online multiplayer options, including PvP, Team PvE, and Guild competition.
About Snail Games
Founded in 2000, Snail Games has been a pioneer in new online gaming experiences for over 14 years. With dozens of titles in over 60 countries, including Ministry of War, Bounty Bay Online, and flagship martial arts MMO Age of Wushu, Snail Games continues to push the frontier of gaming through game development, publishing and hardware.
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