Amsterdam, The Netherlands — February 22, 2021   An exciting crossover between Guardian Tales, the addictive action RPG developed by Kong Studios, and popular Japanese Anime series, Slayers NEXT has arrived.

Adapted from the fantasy light novel series of the same name, the Slayer franchise features main protagonist Lina Inverse, a teenage sorceress battling against the forces of evil set forth by the Lord of Nightmares.

The Slayers universe has been adapted across a multitude of media platforms over the years. Kong Studios is proud to welcome the storied franchise to the world of Guardian Tales, a classic action-adventure RPG uniting charming pixel art graphics and dungeon crawling linked by a journey traversing a rich diversity of worlds, inspired by the history of gaming.

Slayers Next makes its debut in Guardian Tales with two Slayers-centric stories, showcasing a number of quests and subquests to explore.

Players will have access to the main protagonist Lina Inverse, a ★3 Hero added as a Pick-up Summon Hero. Lina’s main companion Gourry Gabriev, a ★3 hero, and his exclusive weapon will be available for free via in-game event.

Part two arrives to the global build Tuesday, March 8th featuring the mysterious priest Xellos, a ★3 Hero Pick-up Summon Hero.

More characters from the Slayers world will make appearances throughout the story and its events as NPCs.

Download Guardian Tales here. For updates, keep an eye on the Guardian Tales TwitterFacebook and official website. Fans can discuss the game on its dedicated Discord server.

Guardian Tales is serviced by Kakao Games in the Americas, Europe, Oceania and Korea.


 About Guardian Tales

Guardian Tales is a classic action-adventure RPG from Kong Studios that unites charming pixel art graphics and dungeon crawling by a journey traversing a rich diversity of worlds, inspired by the history of gaming.

About Kong Studios

Kong Studios, Inc. is headquartered in California’s famous Silicon Valley, focused on developing games with unique and new gameplay perspectives. The studio has, to date, released Dungeon Link and Guardian Tales for gamers worldwide.

About Kakao Games

Founded in 2016, Kakao Games is a leading publisher of online and mobile games, responsible for releasing titles including Pearl Abyss’ Black Desert Online (serviced in North America and Europe until early 2021), KRAFTON’s PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (serviced in Korea), Kong Studios’ Guardian Tales (serviced in North America, Europe, Latin America and Oceania), Moonlight Sculptor (serviced in North America and Europe) MMORPG Elyon (serviced in North America, Europe and Oceania) and ArcheAge (serviced in North America and Europe).