Plarium and Fox Interactive Launch “Rio: Match-3 Party” for Mobile

The Rio Film Franchise Comes to Life in a Match-3 Adventure; Jesse
Eisenberg reprises his role as Blu

TEL AVIV, Israel–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Plarium, a developer of mobile, social, and web-based games with more
than 250 million users worldwide, in partnership with Fox Interactive,
today announces the launch of their latest AAA Match-3 game, Rio:
Match-3 Party
for Android and iOS devices. This family-friendly
adventure combines fun and fast-paced puzzle mechanics with the vibrant
star-studded world of the Rio franchise.


Players will explore the jungles of the Amazon and the streets of Rio de
Janeiro as they help Blu, Jewel, Nico, Pedro and the rest of the Rio gang
throw the best parties Brazil has ever seen. From stunning locations and
colorful stories, to over 15 hours of fully-voiced interactive character
dialogue including Jesse Eisenberg returning as Blu, Plarium delivers
everything players expect from the acclaimed franchise.

Rio combines the signature AAA production values and depth of
Plarium’s flagship mobile titles with the casual gameplay of Match-3 to
create something really special,” says Gabi Shalel, CMO of Plarium.
“Knowing how much fans love the energy, characters, and adventures of
the Rio world, we had to go beyond what people expect from a typical
Match-3 game. With accessible, yet challenging gameplay, detailed 3D
character animations, lush environments, and fully-voiced interactive
dialogue, we feel that we’ve set a new gold standard for the genre.”

Players will work their way through hundreds of levels as they master
special challenges, meet new characters, unlock unique abilities, and
collect everything they need to throw parties across the exciting
destinations from the films. With offline and online gameplay modes,
players can go it alone or compete with their friends for top scores,
free gifts, and tournament rankings.

Key features of the game include:

A Living, Breathing Rio Party Experience!

  • Match, crush and swipe your way through hundreds of re-playable levels
    as you explore the Amazon Jungle, city of Rio and Copacabana Beach –
    with new locations added all the time!
  • Progress by earning tickets and unlocking new levels. Watch the map
    change and evolve as you add balloons, banners, disco balls, live
    stages, and everything else you need for your party.
  • When you’re ready to get down, watch it all come together as you
    finish each location with the biggest animated bash you’ve ever seen!

Hang Out With All Your Feathered Friends!

  • Collect your favorite characters from the Rio universe including
    Jewel, Nigel, Nico and more.
  • Power-up by earning gold and befriending new characters in the game,
    each with their own unique super special abilities.

Party With Friends

  • Log in with Facebook to send and receive gifts to your friends, see
    their progression on the map, and compete in tournaments to win prizes!

Rio: Match-3 Party is now available on App
Store
and Google
Play
for users around the globe in English, French, Spanish,
Italian, German, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional
Chinese, Turkish, Portuguese and Russian.

About Plarium:

Founded in 2009, Plarium Global Ltd. is dedicated to creating the best
mobile and social experience for hardcore gamers worldwide. With over
250 million registered users, we’re proud to be consistently ranked
among Facebook’s top hardcore game developers. Plarium employs more than
1000 individuals and is headquartered in Israel with eight offices and
development studios across Europe and the United States. Our hardcore
mobile and social games are available on all major social networks,
including Facebook, Vkontakte, Odnoklassniki and Mail.ru, as well as web
browsers, iOS and Android.

About Fox Interactive

Fox Interactive, a division of the newly-formed FoxNext group, produces
award-winning games and apps based on Twentieth Century Fox’s
globally-recognized film and television properties. Fox Interactive’s
products bring triple-A quality and enjoyment to millions of players
every day with games including ALIEN™ ISOLATION, ANGRY BIRDS™ RIO, THE
SIMPSONS™ TAPPED OUT, FAMILY GUY: THE QUEST FOR STUFF, FUTURAMA: GAME OF
DRONES, SUGAR SMASH: THE BOOK OF LIFE and many more.

Contacts

Plarium
Deanna Dweck, +972 9 9540211 ext. 116
deanna@plarium.com
or
Fusion
PR for Plarium
Ross Blume, +1-310-481-1431 ext. 18
ross.blume@fusionpr.com