LONDON, November 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
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After topping the pre-order charts - and a long wait from eager fans - Moshi Monsters debut video game Moshi Monsters™: Moshling Zoo on Nintendo DS™ launches into stores across the UK today.
With over 50 million registered users worldwide, Moshi Monsters is a social online world for kids aged 6-12, combining adoptable pet monsters, safe social networking, games, stories, missions and educational puzzles.
Following its online success the brand has launched toys, books, a Moshi magazine and has several exciting developments underway including Moshi TV, live entertainment and music. However, it's most recent and eagerly anticipated move is into the video games industry with the launch of its first ever console game on Nintendo DS.
"We're really excited to expand the Moshi Monsters universe into video games for the very first time!" said Michael Acton Smith, creator of Moshi Monsters. "We hope our fans like it."
Building upon the popularity of the collectable "Moshlings" (pets for your pet monsters), Moshling Zoo offers fans a fresh new take on the Moshi Universe, including brand new content and a new way to interact with their favorite characters. The game features new locations and an exclusive new Moshling - Nipper the Titchy Trundlebot! There are 52 Moshlings to collect from the common to the rare and even the elusive 'ULTRA-RARE'. Children can also play new mini-games and educational style puzzles,- plus win awards and trophies to take back to their zoo.
A limited edition version of Moshi Monsters™: Moshling Zoo will be available in GAME, while stocks last. This special edition game comes packaged with a variety of benefits for young Moshi fans, including: three days membership, 1,000 free Rox (the in-game currency of MoshiMonsters.com), Topps series 2 trading cards, an exclusive Moshi Monsters top trumps card and the exclusive Moshling.
Moshi Monsters™: Moshling Zoo is available now on Nintendo DS™ priced £29.99 (RRP)
For more information please visit http://www.moshlingzoo.com
Notes to editors:
The following retailers will be stocking the standard edition of the game: ASDA, Argos, Sainsbury's, TESCO, TRU, Smyths, HMV, AMAZON, Play.com. Moshi Monsters™: Moshling Zoo has been classified PEGI 3, which means suitable for all.
About Mind Candy
Mind Candy is one of the world's fastest growing social online gaming companies and the global developer, operator and publisher of Moshi Monsters. The company was founded in 2004 by Michael Acton Smith, a UK-based entrepreneur who previously founded Firebox.com. For further information visit http://www.mindcandy.com
About Moshi Monsters™
Moshi Monsters is a free-to-play, fun-filled world of adoptable pet monsters, combining adorable virtual pets, safe social networking, games, educational puzzles, stories and missions for children aged 6-12. 50 million monsters have been created to date making Moshi Monsters one of the world's fastest growing children's sites. For more information visit http://www.moshimonsters.com
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SOURCE Moshi Monsters