SMASH HOCKEY Delivers Competitive Robot Battles on iOS, Android
Australia, New Zealand Now Available
TOKYO – April 15, 2020 – SMASH HOCKEY, the strategic one-handed battler from publisher Phoenixx and developer I From Japan, will hit iOS and Android devices worldwide after a soft launch in Australia and New Zealand, where the title is available now.
Swipe to move side-to-side, attack the opponent at the other end of the arena, defend from a rival’s onslaught or drive a puck up one of two lanes towards the enemy goal to claim victory. Choose one of six colorful robots, each with different playstyles, and use invisible powers, massive cannons or stun shots to gain the upperhand and win matches.
Dominate the field in head-to-head online battles after mastering skills in single-player mode against easy, normal and hard AI levels. Win points to rise through the ranks, then exchange battle coins for bingo cards to unlock new puck, hammer, shield and face and arena floor tile cosmetic customizations. In-app cosmetic purchases grant new opportunities to quickly outfit robots and arenas in style while leaving victory up to player skill and cunning.
“The customization options don’t affect SMASH HOCKEY’s gameplay at all. The player drives the action,” said Yoshiaki Nakamichi, lead designer, I from Japan. “The controls and gameplay are intuitive, but there’s real depth lying just beneath the surface. The true beauty of SMASH HOCKEY is since every action is just a quick swipe, players’ minds are free to focus on in-the-moment tactical decisions that make matches exciting.”
SMASH HOCKEY will be free-to-play with optional in-app purchases ahead of global launch in Q2 2020. The game will support English and Japanese.
About I From Japan
While a student at Kyoto University, Yoshiaki Nakamichi founded I From Japan in 2016 to create immersive psychodiving title “Last Standard” and transport players to new, different worlds. I From Japan’s development team is composed entirely of recent college graduates, making its successful continuation to producing SMASH HOCKEY a standout quality in Japan.
Established in 2019 by industry veterans, Phoenixx aims to support innovative and creative developers from Japan and around the world. Its mission is to inspire and nurture the human spirit – one creator, one game and one community a time.