Small Giant Games Brings Hero Costumes to Empires & Puzzles

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Small Giant Games Brings Hero Costumes to Empires & Puzzles

New Feature Gives Heroes Unique Looks, Exclusive Skills and More Power

SAN FRANCISCO – November 18, 2019 – Small Giant Games (“Small Giant”), a subsidiary of Zynga Inc. (Nasdaq: ZNGA), a global leader in interactive entertainment, is today launching Hero Costumes, a new feature for its popular franchise Empires & Puzzles. The feature provides the heroes in the game with new costumes that grant exclusive skills and increased power.

“Heroes are crucial to achieving dominance in Empires & Puzzles and Hero Costumes gives players a new way to customize them in battle,” said Timo Soininen, CEO of Small Giant. “It’s also really cool to see your favorite knights and sorceresses reimagined as rock stars or vikings.”

Players can initially collect over 23 new costumes ranging from Cast Iron Chef Boldtusk to Wooden Jester Horghall or Axe of Justice Richard. Equipping heroes with new costumes will make them more powerful and grant different skills, looks and abilities. Costumes will be available for a limited time and will be updated on a recurring basis.

Empires & Puzzles successfully blends approachable match-3 battles with deeper gameplay elements including hero collection, base building and social alliances. Since its launch in 2017, the game has been downloaded more than 39 million times and has reached the #1 grossing position in 60 countries on the Apple App Store and 26 countries on Google Play. The hit title has also broken into the Top 10 Grossing Games charts globally in a combined 129 countries on the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Empires & Puzzles is available for download on iOS and Android.


About Zynga Inc.

Zynga is a global leader in interactive entertainment with a mission to connect the world through games. To date, more than one billion people have played Zynga’s franchises including CSR Racing™, Empires & Puzzles™, Merge Dragons!™, Words With Friends™ and Zynga Poker™. Zynga’s games are available in more than 150 countries and are playable across social platforms and mobile devices worldwide. Founded in 2007, the company is headquartered in San Francisco with locations in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Ireland, India, Turkey and Finland. For more information, visit or follow Zynga on Twitter and Facebook.

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