DHX MEDIA UNLEASHES SLUGSLINGER SHOWDOWN
Halifax, NS – 27 April 2015 – DHX Media, a key player internationally in the creation of content for families and children, is set to launch a second Slugterra mobile game. The fast-paced action game Slugterra: Slugslinger Showdown will be available in the App Store for iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch® on May 7, 2015. This release follows the success of the first mobile game Slugterra: Slug it Out!, which launched in December 2012 and has hit #1 spots for free action or puzzle game for iPad in 23 territories to date.
Slugterra: Slugslinger Showdown will be available in the App Store in more than 130 countries in English, Arabic, French, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish and Turkish-language versions.
Slugslinger Showdown sees players ducking, dodging and blasting slugs to defeat Dr. Blakk’s minions and save Slugterra! The key to victory is upgrading your blaster with high-powered mods and choosing the best slugs for each round.
Users play as Eli Shane, the protector of Slugterra, and battle hordes of villains to save the 99 caverns. New caverns can be unlocked through Story Mode, and players can collect a wide range of new gear to customize their blasters.
“If there’s one thing Slugterra fans always want, it’s more games,” said Ken Faier, Senior VP & General Manager, DHX Content, Kids & Family. “The same team that developed and created Slug it Out! is thrilled to release this brand new mobile game that gives kids yet another avenue to become immersed in the world of Slugterra and have their own slugslinging adventures.”
The first Slugterra mobile game, Slugterra: Slug it Out, has millions of downloads and continues to grow, following a much-anticipated 2.0 update on April 2, 2015, which added ghouled slugs to the game and led to its highest ever levels of engagement.
Slugterra: Slugslinger Showdown will be free to play for iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch®. For more information, visit www.slugterra.com/press/slugslingershowdown. For more Slugterra games, visit www.slugterra.com and play the online adventure-platformer Battle for Slugterra. Slugslingers everywhere can follow the show on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Slugterra and YouTube at www.YouTube.com/Slugterra.
DHX Television recently announced the greenlight of a fourth season of the hit TV series Slugterra, with the third season currently in production and slated to launch summer 2015. The latest movie, Slug Fu Showdown, launched on DVD in the US on February 10, 2015. Slugterra was created by Vancouver-based animation studio Nerd Corps Entertainment, which was acquired by DHX Media Ltd. in December 2014.
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Choose your ammo… Slug it out! Slugterra is an epic sci‐fi comedy adventure set deep underground, where the ammo’s alive and only the quick survive! In this luminous, high‐tech, underground world every cavern holds a new adventure, new battle and weird little slugs to be discovered. Eli Shane is determined to be the greatest slugslinging hero of them all. To do it, he’ll need to collect and train an army of little critters called slugs. When these magical creatures are fired at 100 MPH out of a high‐powered blaster, they transform into powerful battle beasts! The adventure follows Eli and his team of friends as they explore the caverns, challenge rivals and each other to duels, upgrade their cool gear, and generally have a blast in this never‐before imagined underground world. But there is a very real threat to Slugterra; Dr. Blakk is seeking to “ghoul” the slugs, transforming them into feral mindless weapons! No one has been able to stand up to Blakk’s powerful ghouls and army of henchmen…until now! 59 x 22 minutes (includes option for 1 x 70-minute and 2 x 44-minute TV movies) plus 56 x 1-minute bonus shorts.
About DHX Media
DHX Media Ltd. (www.dhxmedia.com), a key player internationally in the creation of content for families and children, is recognized globally for such brands as Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, Teletubbies, In the Night Garden, Inspector Gadget, Johnny Test, Slugterra and the multi-award winning Degrassi franchise. DHX Media Ltd. is the owner of Family Channel, the most-viewed children’s television channel in Canada, as well as the channels Disney Junior (English & French) and Disney XD in Canada. The Company markets and distributes its library of more than 11,000 half-hours of entertainment programming worldwide, and licenses its owned properties through its dedicated consumer products business. DHX Media Ltd.’s full-service international licensing agency, Copyright Promotions Licensing Group Ltd. (CPLG), represents numerous entertainment, sport and design brands. DHX Media Ltd. has offices in Toronto, Vancouver, Halifax, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Barcelona, Milan, Munich and Amsterdam, and is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbols DHX.A and DHX.B.