Zynga's way into the global card battler craze is Ayakashi: Ghost Guild

Ayakashi: Ghost Guild
Ayakashi: Ghost Guild

Between entering the Arab gaming world with FarmVille 2 and now attacking the Japanese-gone-global card collector game, the embattled Zynga is fighting a war on all global fronts. Today, the developer has announced yet another Zynga Japan-developed game (in addition to Montopia), known as Ayakashi: Ghost Guild. You guessed it--it's an anime-inspired card battle game.

Ayakashi, which has been available on Japanese app stores for quite a few months now, allows players to battle various ghostly creatures (Ayakashi) in order to capture and transform into demons (Shikigami). Of course, players can then take those demons and duke it out with their buddies online. As VentureBeat points out, these games are huge in Japan, and are quickly gaining steam in the U.S. with hits like Rage of Bahamut.

"We're very excited about expanding to RPGs and bringing these games to the global market," Zynga games GM Scott Koenigsberg told VentureBeat. "Here in the U.S., the RPG market has blossomed recently. It may have been an underserved market here."

Zynga promises that Ayakashi will launch globally on mobile devices "soon". Buckle up, DeNA and GREE, you might enter some turbulence.

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