Next-Generation Game Sprouts a Living, Breathing World, Immersive Gameplay and Meaningful Social Interactions
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 5, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zynga, (Nasdaq:ZNGA), the world's leading provider of social game services, today announced the global launch of FarmVille 2, its first next-generation social game that delivers a brand new farming experience through stunning visuals, beautiful animations and new ways to visit and interact with friends. Marking Zynga's first game to be built entirely in 3D, FarmVille 2 allows players to create a beautiful farm and express themselves in a world that feels alive and reacts to every touch. FarmVille 2 is available today for free onwww.zynga.com and on Facebook at http://apps.facebook.com/
"The FarmVille franchise brought social games into mainstream consciousness, and we're proud to launch a new chapter in the FarmVille legacy," said Tim LeTourneau, vice president of games atZynga. "FarmVille 2 offers players a new way to farm by delivering an immersive experience, rich characters, and new social features that make game boards come to life with their friends. We can't wait to see the farms that players create. We also want dedicated players of FarmVille to know that we remain fully committed to bringing them new reasons to play the original game they love."
FarmVille 2 invites players on a journey to a vibrant countryside where they return to their old family farm with hopes of making it thrive again. Players work with friends to restore their family's land to its former glory by harvesting crops, raising adorable animals and crafting fresh goods to sell in their roadside stand or to their local grocer.
FarmVille 2 harvests a crop of new features including:
"I love to play Zynga games because of the social interaction, more than anything," said Denise Lambert from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. "When life gets busy and things get stressful, you can step away for a little bit to relax and socialize with people who have the same interests as you, which brings you to a happy place. I'm excited for FarmVille 2. I can't wait to play!"
Current players of FarmVille also have more to look forward to as Zynga will continue to roll out new expansions and new ways to decorate and share. FarmVille 2 and FarmVille have dedicated teams working to bring players a unique and enriching experience in each game.
FarmVille 2 is available in 16 languages, marking the first time a FarmVille game is available outside of English. Languages at launch include: English, Danish, Arabic, Dutch, German, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and traditional Chinese. The game is also Zynga's first to be developed for Adobe® Flash® Player 11 utilizing Stage 3D technology. This innovative technology brings gameplay to a new level and allows players to draw a deeper emotional connection to the farms they create. Wider marketing forFarmVille 2 is expected to begin in a few weeks.
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About Zynga Inc.
Zynga Inc. (Nasdaq:ZNGA) is the world's leading provider of social game services with 306 million monthly active users playing its games, which include FarmVille, Words With Friends, Matching With Friends, Scramble With Friends, ChefVille, The Ville, Bubble Safari, Ruby Blast, Draw Something, Zynga Slingo, CastleVille, CityVille, Hidden Chronicles, Zynga Poker, Zynga Bingo, Zynga Slots,Empires & Allies, The Pioneer Trail, and Mafia Wars. Zynga's games are available on a number of global platforms, including Facebook, Zynga.com, Google+, Tencent, Apple iOS and Google Android. Through Zynga.org, Zynga players have raised more than $10 million for world social causes. Zyngais headquartered in San Francisco, Calif.
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