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Nov 24, 2016

Japanese Chart-Topping Fantasy JRPG “Valkyrie Connect” Now Available Worldwide! Ateam’s Latest Addition Hits the iTunes App Store and Google Play™ in 153 Countries and in Nine Different Languages!

Japanese Chart-Topping Fantasy JRPG “Valkyrie Connect” Now Available Worldwide! Ateam’s Latest Addition Hits the iTunes App Store and Google Play™ in 153 Countries and in Nine Different Languages!

Ateam Inc. (headquarters: Nagoya, Japan; president: Takao Hayashi; hereafter “Ateam”) has today announced that its latest title “Valkyrie Connect”, a beautifully animated RPG that reached the number three spot in the Japanese iTunes App Store grossing ranks, is now available for download in nine different languages in the iTunes App Store and Google Play™ of 153 countries.

The masterminds behind Ateam’s flagship title “Unison League” utilized their experience and creative expertise to develop Ateam’s newest hit, “Valkyrie Connect”. “Valkyrie Connect” originally launched in Japan in June 2016 and immediately gripped players, seeing it storm up the iTunes App Store grossing ranks to reach third place and accumulate 3.5 million downloads. To allow for a wider audience to experience this curious combination of Norse mythology and a Japanese anime aesthetic, Ateam has just rolled out an update that will now allow players to play in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese – a total of 10 languages including the existing English and Japanese.

[Game Features]
▼ Deep Battles With Autoplay Feature & Epic Special Moves at the Touch of a Button!
Hit the autoplay button and watch the 3D characters cruise through the Quests and gather loot for you.
If you like devastating your enemies with over-the-top animated attacks, then you are in for a treat.
When a character’s gauge fills, tap on it to unleash its unique “Action Skill” and watch your adversaries turn to dust.
Timing the Action Skills can give an upper hand in battle, but if you are feeling lazy, you can automate these skills,
too, so you can crush foes with minimal effort.

▼ Epic Chain Attacks and Mind-Blowing “Limit Burst” Skills!
On top of “Action Skills”, each character has a stupendously powerful “Limit Burst” skill that can be activated upon command of the player. If you have several characters in your party that have the same “Limit Burst” skill, they can be activated together to unleash a chain attack of pure punishment. The bigger the chain you can create, the greater the devastation you can dish out. Selecting your party members strategically to create the most effective force is the key to victory.

▼ Cooperate With Other Players in “Connect Battles” to Take On Gargantuan Enemies!
In “Connect Battles”, one of the distinguishing features of “Valkyrie Connect”, you will team up with other players in real time to pit your combined force of up to 15 characters against impressive boss enemies. Subjugating these titans with the aid of fellow adventurers from around the globe gives a sense of accomplishment that can be experienced in no other mobile game.

▼ All Characters Can Be Promoted to the Highest Rarity of 5★ (Five Stars)!
Unlike many other Japanese RPGs, “Valkyrie Connect” allows you to Promote your characters and Reforge your Gear obtained from Summons up to their highest rarity of five stars. Along with Promoting your characters and Reforging your Gear, you can gather “Orbs” from Quests that can be set to your characters to boost their base stats. With so many ways to bolster your party, you will have endless hours of enjoyment forging the perfect fighting force.

-Featured Characters-

▼ Feeling a Little Norse
“Valkyrie Connect”, which is set in a mystical world of fantasy, features figures from Norse mythology. The protagonist, you the player, embark on exciting quests and take on formidable foes with the ultimate aim of preventing the end of the world — otherwise known as Ragnarok. The game’s lore is scripted by famous Japanese scenario writer Sou Yoda, who is known for his work on titles such as “7th Dragon III” and “CRIMINAL GIRLS”. See the following promotion video to get a hint of the action in store.

3,900-Diamond and Rare Hero “Fate God Vali”
Giveaway to Celebrate Worldwide Release!

To celebrate the worldwide release (excluding some countries) of “Valkyrie Connect”, a special in-game celebration is taking place in which players will be able to claim 300 Diamonds every day and rare character “Fate God Vali” one time as part of a special login bonus. In addition, players who download the game during this period will bag themselves “Valkyrie Blade”, the specialty weapon of “Valkyrie Skuld”.
*This celebration will only be taking place in the worldwide version of “Valkyrie Connect”. Players of the Japanese version will not be eligible for these rewards.

-Gift Details-
■ Total of 3,900 Diamonds!
Players that download the game during the below period will be given a one-time gift of 900 Diamonds and an additional 300 Diamonds every day starting today. The celebration will last for 10 days, so that’s a chance to claim a total of 3,900 FREE Diamonds!
Schedule: 11/24 (Thu.) 12:00 p.m. – 12/2 (Fri.) 11:59 a.m. PST, 2016

■ Free 3-Star Hero and Powerful Gear!
Players that download the game during the below period will be given the popular 3-star Hero “Fate God Vali” and “Valkyrie Blade”, the choice weapon of poster character “Valkyrie Skuld”.
Schedule: Claim before 12/3 (Sat) 10:00 p.m. PST, 2016

▼ Character: Fate God Vali

  • Type: Ranged
  • Race: Aesir
  • Action Skill: Destiny Chains
  • Effect:40% Light ATK damage 4 times & DEF 20% down for 3 turns to nearest enemy row.
  • Limit Burst: Grand Strike

▼ Gear: Valkyrie Blade
Skill: Supernal Slash
Effect: 120% Light ATK damage to nearest enemy row. *20% damage bonus against Beasts
Description: A priceless sword entrusted to Skuld by the all-powerful god-king Odin.

Step Up 10x Summon Available For a Limited Time Only
One Powerful Aesir Hero Guaranteed at the Third Step!

A special Summon with increased appearance rates on 3-star Heroes is under way. This Step Up 10x Summon can be performed for 1,500 Diamonds the first time and guarantees one “Thunder God Thor”, “Witch Gullveig”, or “Fate God Vali” at the third step.
Schedule: From Release until 11/27 (Sun.) 10:00 p.m. PST, 2016
*This Summon is only available in the global version of “Valkyrie Connect”.

▼ Character: Thunder God Thor

  • Type: Ranged
  • Race: Aesir
  • Action Skill: Ultra Bolt
  • Effect: 160% Light ATK damage & Paralyze for 3 turns to all enemies.
  • Limit Burst: Boundless Tomb

▼ Character: Witch Gullveig

  • Type: Magic
  • Race: Aesir
  • Action Skill: Lust Machine
  • Effect: 140% Dark MATK damage & Petrify for 3 turns to nearest enemy row.
  • Limit Burst: Black Hole

■ About Ateam
Ateam is smartphone game and tool developer that produces high quality applications enjoyed by millions around the globe. Among Ateam’s repertoire are internationally acclaimed titles “Dark Summoner”, “War of Legions”, and “Unison League”.
“Dark Summoner”, a dark fantasy adventure game, initially launched in February 2012 and took the smartphone world by storm reaching the number one spot in the North American Google Play™ grossing ranks.
“War of Legions”, released in August 2013, reinvented PvP battles being the first smartphone game to feature guild battles in real-time between players around the globe. To date, “War of Legions” has achieved two million downloads worldwide.
“Unison League”, Ateam’s current flagship title, hit app stores the world across in May 2016 and soon after climbed up the North American iTunes App Store grossing ranks to 54th place.

[App Details]

Title: Valkyrie Connect
Supported operating systems and devices: iOS 8.0 or later recommended, devices that come with Android™ 4.2 or later (excluding some devices)
Price: Free to play (in-app purchases available)
iTunes App Store
Google Play
Official Valkyrie Connect Website
Facebook Page
Promotion Movie

*Campaign details may be changed at any time without prior notice.
*All company and product names herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
*Images contained herein are for illustrative purposes and may vary from the final product.

Kensuke Shibata
Manager, Marketing Group
Ateam Inc.
TEL: +81-52-747-5564
FAX: +81-52-747-5560
Mail: [email protected]