For real this time!! G.I. Joe: Battleground now available for iOS!!

Yes, yesterday it was a false start, but today it’s the real deal!  Mobile game G.I. Joe: Battleground is now available for iOS at the US App Store!  I am currently downloading it to my iPad as I type.

Featuring a combination card battle and strategy game, G.I. Joe: Battleground from Mobage and DeNA features amazing artwork from all of your favorite era’s of G.I. Joe.  Collect cards, battle your friends, and compete for worldwide events.

Also make sure you pre-register at GIJoeBattleground.com and enter the code yojoe! to get your free rare Dr. Mindbender card.  Check out the press release and associated information below, as well as a gallery of screen shots found on Facebook!

Following the successful initiative with Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) on the release of TRANSFORMERS: LEGENDS, DeNA Co., Ltd. (Tokyo: 2432) announced today it is collaborating with Hasbro on two new free-to-play mobile games tied to the company’s popular intellectual properties G.I. JOE and the Wizards of the Coast LLC. brand Dungeons & Dragons.

In G.I. JOE: BATTLEGROUND players lead and assemble teams of iconic G.I. JOE heroes and COBRA villains to battle against each other. Arena of War puts players in the Forgotten Realms for a battle roleplaying game that combines questing, character leveling, and small team collaboration with the most engaging mobile game mechanics on the market, such as in-game events and massive multiplayer competitions. Both mobile games are being developed and published by DeNA and they will be available on the company’s Mobage™ mobile social games platform later this year for Android, iPhone and iPad devices.

“Dungeons & Dragons and G.I. JOE are legendary IPs that have permeated popular culture,” said Clive Downie, CEO for DeNA West.  “Both properties offer our development teams unique opportunities to create fun, interactive entertainment experiences that we believe will appeal to the franchises’ dedicated fan bases as well as casual mobile game players.”

“DeNA brings an unprecedented amount of experience integrating social elements with immersive mobile gameplay, which is a natural fit for the expansion of the G.I. JOE and Dungeons & Dragons brands on mobile devices,” said Mark Blecher, Senior Vice President of Digital Gaming at Hasbro.

FEATURES

★ Take charge of G.I. JOE’s finest soldiers or rule the Cobra organization with an iron fist
★ Customize and upgrade your squads with combat skills and powerful vehicle attacks
★ Over 100 unique characters from the G.I. JOE universe (and growing!) to collect and train
★ Compete against the world in special events featuring massive boss fights and player vs player combat
★ Gorgeous character art from the talented artists behind G.I. JOE based comics and action figures
★ Featuring characters from Real American Hero to G.I. JOE: Renegades and every series in between

G.I. JOE: BATTLEGROUND is powered by Mobage, the best, free social game network.