Major Tokyo-based social game maker gumi has today officially announced its first social game in English: Knight Legends is a port of a Japanese title gumi released last year on GREE (“Kishido” was pretty successful and went on to win a platform award from GREE earlier this year).
The title has been launched by gumi’s Singapore office a few days ago actually.
Knight Legends in English, too, is available on GREE’s global platform – which is not a surprise, as GREE is an investor in gumi. The startup (if you can still call it that) is one of the biggest 3rd-party game providers on GREE in Japan (and boasts a range of mega hits in Japan). The company is expected to go IPO soon, too.
Knight Legends is a card battle game that gumi describes like this:
In Knight Legends, players enter a medieval world of dragons, magic and chivalry where loyal knights fight with them in battles. New knight cards can be discovered by questing, battling bosses, participating in events, and picking up daily free booster cards. Knight card booster packs with rare knights and other items are also available through in app purchases.
Each knight card can be evolved through four stages, changing appearance and abilities with each evolution. Cards can also be enhanced, allowing the player to create a unique formation of ultimate warriors. Users can join forces with other players and gain battle advantages by joining guilds. Knight Legends regularly features special events and players can look forward to a steady supply of new cards.
The title is currently available on Google Play in Canada, Australia, Singapore and the United Kingdom – expect more countries and an iOS version to be added soon.
Here is the official Knight Legends (English) trailer: