Kubo and the Two Strings gets it obligatory tie-in game

Published On August 10, 2016 | By Kirk Hiner | iPhone/iPad

[August 18, 2016 – Kubo: A Samurai Quest is now available in the iOS App Store.]

It’s easy for my jaded self to scoff at movie tie-in games. You can’t have a talking animal movie without that movie having a gem sliding app, it seems. But honestly, if they’d had mobile games when I was a kid I would’ve been all over the Flash Gordon and Witch Mountain apps no matter how unrelated the gameplay.

Kubo: Samurai QuestPlus, this particular game—Kubo: A Samurai Quest—is promoting the movie Kubo and the Two Strings which comes to us from the team behind Coraline and The Boxtrolls, both of which were pretty fantastic. This new movie looks to be pretty good, too, so why not take a look at the app?

Kubo: A Samurai Quest from publisher Fifth Journey will allow gamers gamers to travel deeper into the world of Kubo and the Two Strings, providing an original story behind the match-3 style gameplay. Players will help Kubo use his samurai abilities to bring origami animals to life and unlock their powers.

Or, as they say in bullet point form, players will:

  • Collect majestic origami creatures and evolve them into powerful allies
  • Conquer challenging and engaging puzzles
  • Navigate a beautiful story which includes several exciting adventures
  • Encounter colorful characters and explore iconic locations inspired by the film

Kubo: A Samurai Quest will be free-to-play with the usual optional microtransactions, and will hit the App Store on August 17th. Until then, check out the games already available at www.kubothemovie.com.

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