Tokyo and, Carlsbad, Calif. – Sept. 19, 2013 – Playdek, a leading mobile video game publisher, and  Arclight Games, premier Japanese publisher,  today announced the upcoming release of Tanto Cuore, a Japanese anime-style game launching on the App Store in early October for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.  Playdek previewed the new deck-building style card game that lets players be the master of a mansion full of serving maids at the Tokyo Games Show, September 19-22.

Designed by Masayuki Kudou, Tanto Cuore features classic anime art and easy-to-play mechanics. Players hire maids to staff their mansion with the goal of becoming King of Maids by acquiring the most Victory Points. Private Maids remain in play and use their special powers each turn. Some give players a bonus or affect opponents in a negative way. Opponents can make maids sick or give them bad habits, decreasing Victory Points. The player who has the most Victory Points at the end of the game wins.

“The Japanese hobby game market is expanding, and Playdek as the U.S. leader in this space will further this expansion by growing hobby gaming through the prevalence of mobile platforms,” said Joel Goodman, CEO, Playdek. “ Tanto Cuore and our partnership with the prominent Japanese publisher Arclight is a significant step into this market.”

Tanto Cuore features:

•             Options for 2-4 players

•             AI opponents

•             Pass-and-play multiplayer gameplay (2-4 players)

•             Asynchronous or real-time online play (2-4 players)

•             Universal game application – buy once and play on all your devices

•             The ability to invite Playdek friends to matches

•             Selectable online game clocks

•             “Next game” button takes you to your next asynchronous online game

•             A game tutorial

•             Rule Book and Card Gallery to review game text and effects

•             Options for Music and SFX, animation speed

•             Retina support

•             iPhone / iPod 5 screen support

•             Localization in English and Japanese

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About Arclight Games

Arclight Games develops, manufactures and sells leading original and licensed hobby games in Japan

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