If you’re a fan of stop-motion animation like we are here at DFAT, then you probably already know that Kubo and the Two Strings is coming to theatres on August 18th. From LAIKA, the company that brought you Coraline and The Boxtrolls; the movie looks completely whimsical and amazing. To accompany the release of the movie, Publisher Fifth Journey has created a game that will be coming iOS and Android devices called Kubo: A Samurai Quest. The game will take your puzzle-solving skills to new levels, literally. Read more about it below!

AppStoreScreenshot1Android and iOS gamers can travel deeper into the stunning world of Kubo and the Two Strings; embarking on a quest filled with magical battles, fierce warriors and ferocious monsters in Kubo: A Samurai Quest, coming to the App Store and Google Play on August 17.
Players will experience an original story as they master their puzzle-solving skills in this epic adventure from Publisher Fifth Journey,created in collaboration with LAIKA, the world-class filmmaking team behind Coraline and The Boxtrolls!

Players will help Kubo use his extraordinary samurai abilities, including his musical shamisen, to bring origami animals to life and unlock powers beyond imagination- all via an intuitive match-3 control scheme.

Game Features:

Collect majestic origami creatures, 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 optional microtransactions.

Kubo and the Two Strings is an epic action-adventure set in a fantastical Japan from acclaimed animation studio LAIKA. Clever, kindhearted Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson of “Game of Thrones”) ekes out a humble living, telling stories to the people of his seaside town including Hosato (George Takei), Hashi (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa), and Kameyo (Academy Award nominee Brenda Vaccaro). But his relatively quiet existence is shattered when he accidentally summons a spirit from his past which storms down from the heavens to enforce an age-old vendetta. Now on the run, Kubo joins forces with Monkey (Academy Award winner Charlize Theron) and Beetle (Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey), and sets out on a thrilling quest to save his family and solve the mystery of his fallen father, the greatest samurai warrior the world has ever known. With the help of his shamisen – a magical musical instrument – Kubo must battle gods and monsters, including the vengeful Moon King (Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes) and the evil twin Sisters (Academy Award nominee Rooney Mara), to unlock the secret of his legacy, reunite his family, and fulfill his heroic destiny.

Director: Travis Knight

Writers: Marc Haimes, Chris Butler (“ParaNorman”); Story by Shannon Tindle, Marc Haimes

Voice Cast: Charlize Theron, Art Parkinson, Ralph Fiennes, George Takei, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Brenda Vaccaro, Rooney Mara, and Matthew McConaughey