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Punishing: Gray Raven Celebrates First Year Anniversary

Unlock NieR:Automata collaboration characters, return outfits, resources, and more.
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

July 20, 2022 -- Kuro Game is excited to be celebrating the first year anniversary of its anime-style action game  Punishing: Gray Raven. To celebrate the game’s first successful year, Kuro Game will be giving players massive rewards over the next several weeks. Recently NieR:Automata’s 2B, 9S, and A2 entered the world of Punishing: Gray Raven as unlockable Constructs.

Beginning on July 16th, players will be able to earn anniversary rewards via login events, unlock return coatings, and enjoy a 100% rate for select S-rank characters. A special anniversary collectible and portrait along with 2,500 R&D tickets are just some of the rewards players can earn during the anniversary login event.



Leading up to the game’s anniversary celebration Kuro Game held a special anniversary stream revealing a brand new trailer featuring the unlikely duo of Punishing: Gray Raven’s main character Lucia and her nemesis Alpha. The two took on a new formidable boss in an epic battle of furiously weaved attacks which thrilled fans watching the anniversary stream. You can check out the spectacular and never-before-seen duo of Lucia and Alpha in the video below.


In addition to the anniversary celebration, the collaboration event with NieR:Automata is in full swing. 2B, 9S, and A2 have come to Punishing: Gray Raven as S-rank Constructs. Each with their own strengths in the battlefield and playstyle, the NieR:Automata characters seamlessly meld with the fast-paced action of Punishing: Gray Raven and its combo-chaining combat.

2B will be available via the gacha collaboration event beginning on July 20th

Players that complete a 14-day login streak will unlock 9S

A2 is available to players for free by participating in the
NieR:Automata collaboration event

Since its launch, Punishing: Gray Raven has surpassed 20 million downloads and enthralled fans worldwide. Punishing: Gray Raven blends fast-paced combo-chaining combat with a deep ongoing visual novel-style narrative. Unleash an elegant flurry of sweeping blade attacks, dodge and parry enemy attacks to trigger bullet time effects to land additional attacks, all while experiencing a dark sci-fi story unraveling the secrets behind the Punishing virus.

Players looking to join up with friends can tag-team in online co-op for up to three players. From action-packed combat and scenes to moments that tug on heartstrings, Kuro Game is dedicated to bringing players memorable experiences and continuously updated gameplay.

Punishing: Gray Raven is available to download for free on the App Store or Google Play. Commandants can connect with the developers and other fans around the world by following the game on Twitter and Facebook or joining the official Discord.

About Kuro Game

Founded in 2014, Kuro Game is a studio dedicated to developing high quality action RPGs with exquisite art and top-tier combat design. We also publish and support player-focused anime mobile games.

Our largest game to date, “Punishing: Gray Raven” launched in China on December 5th, 2019 for Android and iOS, and was a download chart-topping hit with domestic audiences, plus Japan. We are now bringing the game to North America, Europe, Australia & South-East Asia.

We’re certified as an enterprise that pays great attention to creativity and culture. Our goal is to continue to expand and evolve our games while delivering fresh experiences to players.

About NieR:Automata

NieR: Automata is developed by SQUARE ENIX and PlatinumGames Inc.

Invaders from another world attack without warning, unleashing their secret weapon: the machines. In the face of this insurmountable threat, the human race is driven from the earth and takes refuge on the moon. 

The humans develop an army of android soldiers to fight back against the mechanical horde, but succeed only in slowing its advance. To break the deadlock, a new breed of android infantry is sent into the fray: the YoRHa squad.

NieR:Automata delivers a masterful mix of action and RPG gameplay. Players battle as androids 2B, 9S and A2 in order to reclaim the world for their human creators and uncover long-forgotten truths.

Media Contact

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Liana Murphy
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