Band Stars Hits High Notes with Universal Pictures’ Pitch Perfect 2 Mash-Up

Comedy Takes Center Stage in Latest Update to Popular Mobile Game

AUSTRALIA, Brisbane – April 30th, 2015 – Halfbrick (Fruit Ninja, Jetpack Joyride) and Universal Partnerships & Licensing are proud to announce a new collaboration in mobile gaming, combining the humour and antics of Universal Pictures’ Pitch Perfect 2 with the addictive gameplay of Band Stars to create a music lover’s dream.

To celebrate the release of Pitch Perfect 2, in theaters May 15, 2015, three Pitch Perfect 2-themed content packs are now available in Band Stars, giving fans the opportunity to experience larger-than-life characters, unique instruments, and an iconic location from the follow-up to summer 2012’s smash hit.

The Pitch Perfect 2 character pack contains six official cast members, 18 exclusive challenges, a new genre, and the Mash-Up lyrics set.  Playable characters include Jesse, Bumper, Chloe, Cynthia Rose, and Lilly. Newcomer Emily is also featured, allowing fans to learn more about the latest Bella ahead of the film’s release.

Adding to the atmosphere, fans can purchase the authentic Pitch Perfect 2 studio, inspired by a key location from the upcoming movie. For a limited time, players can also download the Pitch Perfect 2instrument pack, featuring Beatbox Drums, Mash-Up Decks, “Bumper’s Thumper”, and more, for free!

“This partnership cements Band Stars’ status as one of the hottest music properties in mobile gaming,” said Shainiel Deo, chief executive at Halfbrick. “We’re excited to bring this new Pitch Perfect 2 update to our legion of fans who are hungry for fresh, fun content.”

Since its initial release in December 2013, Band Stars has been downloaded 3.5 million times worldwide, with more than 55 million songs recorded by fans rocking their own bands. Players recruit musicians, practice instruments, manage the recording process and release songs for the local, national and international song charts.

Band Stars is available worldwide on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, as well as Google Play and Amazon Appstore.

For further details, please contact press@halfbrick.com

App Store: itunes.apple.com/au/app/band-stars/id610245919
Google Play: play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.halfbrick.bandstars
Amazon Appstore: www.amazon.com/Halfbrick-Studios-Pty-Ltd-Stars/dp/B00MUDYPQK/

About Pitch Perfect 2

The Barden Bellas are back in PITCH PERFECT 2, the follow-up to summer 2012’s smash hit.  The comedy is helmed by Elizabeth Banks, co-star and producer of Pitch Perfect, and produced by Paul Brooks, Max Handelman and Banks.  Writer Kay Cannon returns to the team to pen the next chapter. pitchperfectmovie.com

About Halfbrick

Halfbrick is a professional game development studio based in Brisbane, Australia. Founded in 2001, it has developed many popular games across mobile and digital platforms including Fruit Ninja,Jetpack Joyride and Colossatron. For further information, please visit halfbrick.com and follow onTwitter, YouTube and Facebook!

About Universal Partnerships & Licensing

Universal Partnerships & Licensing (UP&L) oversees NBCUniversal’s consumer product and digital licensing for Universal Pictures, NBC Television, Focus Features and Sprout Channel.  This dedicated division is also responsible for film, home entertainment and television promotions.  UP&L is part of NBCUniversal. NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

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