FREE STYLE Announces Release of “OBAKEIDORO!,” New Asymmetric Multiplayer Game on Nintendo Switch™, on August 29th, 2019 -Available for $19.99 USD / £16.99 on the Nintendo eShop from August 29th, 2019

FREE STYLE, Inc. announces the launch of a new Nintendo Switch™ Asymmetrical Multiplayer Game, OBAKEIDORO! (obake=ghost and keidoro=a Japanese chasing game similar to Cops and Robbers, combined together to create an exciting, fighting action game), available for $19.99 USD / £16.99 on the Nintendo eShop from August 29th, 2019.

Simple to Play and Easy to Understand Game for Whole Generation

OBAKEIDORO! is a game of tag that can be enjoyed by both adults and children alike. The game is set in a world where players can enjoy and even when they are not keen on horror settings. The overseas versions will also be launched at the same time, allowing players of all ages from around the world to enjoy chasing each other online, regardless of their nationality.

Can You Escape in 3 Minutes?

OBAKEIDORO! is an asymmetric multiplayer game that is simple to play and easy to understand, as it’s based on the playground game of tag.

Rules of the Game: First of all, players will need to choose who will play the role of the ghost (one person), and who will play the people being chased (three people).
The ghost wins if the player is able to catch all three people and put them in jail within three minutes. The people win if at least one of them is able to avoid being caught within those three minutes.

The game was exhibited at the Japan Entertainment Festival (Zentame) in the summer of 2018, which was held near Gifu Station. Within two days, the game had been played by 600 people, spurring the creators on to further its development.

Subsequently, the game was exhibited at the BitSummit 7 Spirits event in June 2019, held at Miyako Messe in Kyoto. OBAKEIDORO! was one of the 102 exhibited games to be considered for the Popular Selection Award, based on the votes cast by visitors of the event.

Lots of Cutely Scary Characters

OBAKEIDORO! Gets Popular on Social Media and Bestseller Ranking on Top2 in Japan

On the date of its release in Japan, August 1st, 2019 (Thu), the game was ranked in the second place of the best-selling software ranking for the Nintendo Switch on the Nintendo e-Shop. It has also been much talked-about on Twitter and YouTube, with OBAKEIDORO! gaming videos surpassing 400,000 views in the first week of sale.

OBAKEIDORO! Starts Twitter Giveaway Campaign. Chance to Win an Amazon Gift Card.

To celebrate the release of the game in North America and Europe, a Follow and Retweet campaign will be launched on Twitter to give users the chance to win an Amazon gift card. To participate, just follow the two simple steps below:

1. Follow the official Twitter account of the “OBAKEIDORO!” (@Obakeidoro_en)
2. Simply retweet the relevant tweets for a chance to win!

For more details about the campaign, please refer to the OBAKEIDORO! official web site or Twitter account.

Game Title:  OBAKEIDORO!
Genre:  Asymmetric Multiplayer Game
Platform:  Nintendo Switch™
Release Date:  August 29, 2019
Price:  $19.99 (US) , £16.99 (EU)
Number of Players: 1 to 4 people (online/offline)
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OBAKEIDORO! Official Twitter Account: (@Obakeidoro_en)

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