Global content leader Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) has partnered with independent developer and publisher Apps Ministry to release Deploy and Destroy, a new real‐time multiplayer first‐person shooter free to download today on select iOS and Android smartphones and tablets.
The multiverse premise of Deploy and Destroy lets players craft characters from some of the world’s biggest action franchises, beginning with Lionsgate’s robust library of IP. The game showcases designs from fan‐favorite Lionsgate properties like Ash vs Evil Dead and The Divergent Series, as well as original creations from the new Deploy and Destroy brand. Additional themes from other prominent series will arrive in the game in post‐release updates.
“Deploy and Destroy brings together some of our most beloved franchises for a fast‐paced and competitive action spectacle. We’re thrilled to partner with Apps Ministry to give fans and FPS players around the world a unique experience they’ve yet to see on mobile,” said Peter Levin, President of Interactive Ventures, Games & Digital Strategy at Lionsgate.
Deploy and Destroy features two real‐time online multiplayer modes at release: eight‐player deathmatch and team deathmatch. Players can level up over time to unlock new and more powerful weapons and armor to unleash upon opponents.
“Lionsgate has given us the opportunity to create the kind of rich multiplayer action experience we’ve always wanted to play on mobile. Deploy and Destroy is designed from the ground up to look and handle great on handheld devices with full 3D environments and pick‐up‐and‐play touchscreen controls,” said Apps Ministry Founder Vadim Shilov. “Teaming up with a forward‐looking company with such a strong record of partnerships in video games has been a fantastic experience.”
This announcement builds on a number of recent successes for Lionsgate’s games division, including the release of the “Reservoir Dogs Heist” DLC for Starbreeze Studios’ hit title PAYDAY 2™, “The SAW® Chapter” DLC for Starbreeze Studios and Behaviour Digital’s Dead by Daylight, Step Up: High Water content integrated into the popular coloring app Recolor, The Divergent Series featured in Ludia Inc.’s interactive role‐playing game What’s Your Story?™, and the mobile hit Power Rangers: Legacy Wars celebrating over 32 million downloads and its release in China. Lionsgate also participated in the launch of The Overwatch League™ through its investment in the Los Angeles Valiant, owned and operated by professional esports organization Immortals.