SMASH HOCKEY, the strategic one-handed battler from publisher Phoenixx and developer I From Japan, will soft launch for Android devices on July 13 in the Philippines, followed by a worldwide release in Q3 2020.
Worldwide release in third quarter of 2020.
Select one of six vibrant robots, each with their own playstyles, including an invisible ability, huge cannons, or stun shots. Maneuver and position robots to launch an offensive attack, or defend your net from the opponent’s assault, then slap-shot a puck up one of the two lanes into the enemy’s goal and claim victory.
Dominate the field in competitive online battles after mastering skills in single-player mode against four levels of increasing AI opponents. Rise through the ranks by winning points, then trade earned battle coins for bingo cards to unlock customization options for pucks, hammers, shields, faces, and arena floor tiles. In-app cosmetic purchases allow new ways to quickly deck out robots and arenas in style while avoiding pay-to-win mechanics.
“The core principles of our design philosophy for SMASH HOCKEY are to provide plenty of aesthetic customization options and simplify gameplay so anyone can quickly pick up and play, while including enough depth to satisfy the most competitive gamers,” said Yoshiaki Nakamichi, lead designer, I from Japan. “SMASH HOCKEY’s intuitive controls free the player to focus on making lightning-quick tactical decisions.”
SMASH HOCKEY will be free-to-play with optional in-app purchases. Dominate the competitive robot action in English and Japanese. For more information, please visit the SMASH HOCKEY official website and follow @Phoenixx_inc, @I_FromJapan, and @nakamichiYoshi on Twitter.
About I From Japan
While a student at Kyoto University, Yoshiaki Nakamichi founded I From Japan in 2016 to create immersive psychodiving title “Last Standard” and transport players to new, different worlds. I From Japan’s development team is composed entirely of recent college graduates, making its successful continuation in producing SMASH HOCKEY a standout quality in Japan.
Established in 2019 by industry veterans, Phoenixx aims to support innovative and creative developers from Japan and around the world. Its mission is to inspire and nurture the human spirit – one creator, one game, and one community a time. To learn more, visit the Phoenixx official website, Phoenixx Facebook page, and follow @Phoenixx_inc on Twitter.