Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, September 15, 2011 – Toylogic Inc. today announced “Happy Wars” for Xbox LIVE Arcade, the first Toylogic’s own title.
Happy Wars is a casual multi-player action game in which a large number of players control comical characters in fun battles.
In a variety of fantasy battlefields including grasslands, a dark world, and the ocean floor, players can control any of 3 types of characters: warrior, mage, and cleric. Cooperate with friends to enjoy action on the grand scale, casting magic spells, attacking castles, and so on.
For off-line fun, the player can take on missions in the solo campaign mode.
"Happy Wars is our first original title and we want to deliver it from Japan to the world,” said Yoichi Take, director of Happy Wars. “We explored deeply into the fun of playing together with friends. The game has been jam-packed with gimmicks and systems to appeal to all gamers from hardcore to casual. We promise unprecedented enthusiasm, screams and excitement, so by all means, have fun with Happy Wars!"
We have launched the official game site ( http://www.happywars.net) and the debut trailer now showing at Microsoft's booth in Tokyo Game Show 2011. The trailer will be available on our YouTube channel and Xbox LIVE Marketplace, so have a look and discover the world of the massively multi-player action game Happy Wars.
Happy Wars is expected to be released by Microsoft Studios on the Microsoft Xbox LIVE Arcade service in 2012.
Three classes of characters with unique functions:
The warrior excels in close combat, the mage in using spells, and the cleric in team support activities, so strategic use of each class is the key to victory for your team.
Skills enabling powerful attack techniques:
A total of 27 skills with unique efficacy are provided for each class, such as "Spinning Blade" (twirling around while slicing enemies), "Heal" (restore friend's health), and "Lightning Strike" (crash down lightning to attack a wide array of enemies).
In addition, impressive team skills capable of turning the course of battle can be launched when a large group of team members gather, such as summoning a “Meteor Storm” or “Tornado”, or launching a “Charge” from specific battle formations.
Battlefields in different types of terrain:
The "Rainbow" battlefield features radiant grassy plains, "Twilight” is full of craggy mountains and lava fields, and "Coral" has terraced coral reefs -- numerous floating continents are connected together to produce unique stages.
Each stage is filled with jumping platforms, poison swamps, antlion traps, and other gimmicks which can be used to advantage.
Network gaming with players from around the world :
Up to 30 players can be supported online. A communication system for dialog and commands is provided to eliminate the language barrier for effective communication. Players simply select from standardized dialog items, simplifying communication.
Dress up your character! Collect power items! Item collection & customization :
A wide selection of weapons, apparel, emotional expressions are provided for sprucing up the comical characters.
Obtain items for use while playing the game. Collect various items through repeated quests, using them to customize your character and make it a one-off, personal design.
Toylogic Inc. is an independent game developer established in December 2006 with staff members experienced in creation of popular titles at major Japanese game publishers. The staff includes members with rich experience in game development for the current generation of consoles, including Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii.