EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Apr. 24, 2020 – Odd Jobs Gin is open for business! GungHo Online Entertainment has announced today that Gintama characters are now available in the worldwide mobile gaming phenomenon Puzzle & Dragons in a brand-new collaboration. From April 24 through May 10, players will be able to collect and utilize some of the most iconic characters from the smash-hit manga and anime series, Gintama.
Take classic Gintama characters such as Gintoki Sakata, Kagura, and Shinpachi Shimura to form your party. In Puzzle & Dragons’ latest collab, a new dungeon with six different difficulties appear for players to challenge. Players can get Justaway drops from this dungeon to exchange for select characters from the Monster Exchange. What’s more, the infamous Taizou Hasegawa (a.k.a. MADAO) can drop in dungeons as a rare drop. Don’t forget to stop by the two special floors themed after the Kabuki District Festival, and even a three-player multiplayer dungeon specially themed after the big bang hit.
Players who log in during this event will receive a pull from the Gintama Memorial Egg Machine, completely free of charge. Players can also pull from the Gintama Egg Machine for 5 Magic Stones throughout the collab. For those eager for more, there are three special bundles available. During the length of the collab, players can purchase the 20 Magic Stones + ★6 Gintama Egg Machine ($19.99 USD), which guarantees a mighty ★6 Rarity character! The 10 Magic Stones + Gintama Tsukuyo Egg Machine ($9.99 USD) is also available, guaranteeing a Tsukuyo – unlocking the Gintama Orbs Skin. Last but not least, 1 Magic Stone + Gintama Egg Machine ($0.99 USD) is an extreme value pack – a six-dollar value bundle, offered for less than a single dollar.
Please find the full details of the Gintama collab below and assets for the event linked here.
Egg Machine Characters
Mysterious Creature, Elizabeth
Orange Dragonbound, Saria in Kagura Costume
Gintama is a world-renowned manga series in which an alien race known as Amanto arrive in the town of Edo. The presence of the intruders changed the Edo way of life overnight. In this anything-goes world filled with aliens, skyscrapers, railways, and motorcycles, one last Samurai with an unwavering “soul” lives on. His name: Sakata Gintoki. Also known as Odd Jobs Gin. Despite being reckless and willy-nilly, he firmly stands for what he truly believes! In Japan, the Gintama manga has sold over 55 million copies in print, making it one of the best-selling manga series of all time.
Puzzle & Dragons is a mobile gaming phenomenon that continues to see tremendous growth, featuring an addictive combination of puzzle, dungeon-crawling, and monster-collecting gameplay. In the game, players capture, collect, and evolve thousands of elemental monsters while incorporating quick thinking to chain combos and maximize the abilities and skills of their monsters. To date, Puzzle & Dragons has surpassed 80 million downloads worldwide and can be downloaded from the App Store, Google Play, and Amazon Appstore.
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