Alex Van Lepp
Wonacott Communications, LLC
(310) 477-2871, Ext. 665
AMSTERDAM – Feb. 20, 2013 – iOS gamers should ready their battlefield plans and tactical cunningness as Keesing Games’ hit digital version of the classic board game Stratego, with official licensing from Royal Jumbo, will be available for iPhone and iPod this spring. The release will follow the recent launches on Facebook, iPad, at Stratego.com and partner sites.
The upcoming iPhone version of Stratego will allow players to master their tactical skills in single player mode anytime, anywhere for $.99. In addition, Stratego aficionados on Facebook, iPad and Web will soon have the ability to try new gameplay features called Battle Powers that allow tacticians ways to coordinate attacks and influence what they and their opponents can do on a given turn. iPad players will also find retuned single player AI, an increase in coins for the iPad version to purchase in-game items, single player mode without an account, and additional display changes. These updates, along with platform-specific fixes, will be made available as free updates for the current versions of the game in the coming months.
“Since the day we announced Stratego, many gamers have asked for news of an iPhone release” said Dennis Maas, commercial manager, Keesing Games. “With the Web, Facebook and iPad versions now available, Keesing Games is turning its focus to bringing Stratego to iPhone and iPod gamers and updating the game for current players. The positive reception the game received has been overwhelming, and we are making Stratego even better with the great support and feedback the player community provided us.”
Stratego is a battle of tactics where calculating generals command an army using careful strategy and cunning deception when deploying troops, setting up defenses on the battlefield and attacking to break through enemy lines to capture the flag for victory. Strategists can outwit and outplay other players from around the world with cross-platform play on the Facebook, iPad and Web versions.
Stratego is currently available for $6.99 from the App Store on iPad or for free on Facebook or at http://www.stratego.com/. The iPhone and iPod versions will cost $.99 from the App Store later this spring. Members of the press can download assets, including a tutorial trailer and screenshots, by visiting the Keesing Games GamesPress page.
About Keesing Games
Based in Amsterdam, Keesing Games is a leading developer and publisher of skill- and strategy-based mobile, social and online games. Founded in 2008 by a team of passionate game developers, Keesing Games creates high-quality games for its online game portals, Zigiz.com and Bingo.nl, as well as the recently launched Stratego.com, the online version of the classic boardgame. Together, the game portals host more than one million worldwide players per month across more than 30 games available in 11 languages online and on mobile devices. Keesing Games is part of Telegraaf Media Groep (TMG), the largest media company in the Netherlands. For more information, please visit http://www.keesinggames.com/.
About Royal Jumbo
Royal Jumbo is a Dutch company that develops, manufactures and sells toys, games and puzzles since 1853. Jumbo is part of the JUMBODISET group, a strong European toy company. Jumbo has headquarters in Holland and commercial subsidiairies in UK, Germany and Belgium whilst the export business runs in more than 50 countries. The distribution in the U.S. and Canada of the physical board games of Stratego is licensed to Spin Master. Jumbo has strong digital ambitions. In 2011 Jumbo successfully launched a new appcessory range of games for the iPad: iPieces.
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