During the recent Animation-Comic-Game Hong Kong 2017 event held in Hong Kong, Bandai Namco previewed the upcoming 3D action brawler Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker with a meaty demo that features over 16 minutes of actual game play footage. The video showcases some of the more notable features of the game the 3-character fights with mobs, the expansive stages, the wall-running and the appearance of giant characters such as the gigantic frog Gamabunta and the even bigger one-tailed beast, Shuukaku. A huge chunk of the video features the player characters fighting Shukaku, which looks very, very impressive that one all excited at the prospect of finally opening a can of whoopass on Gaara’s ornery tailed beast, one is going to have to contend with the long wait, as Naruto to Boruto:
Marvel Entertainment has joined forces with Aftershock to develop and publish a new mobile game based on Marvel’s expansive universe. The new game will be an action-RPG game and will see fans engage with their favourite heroes and villains as well as battle players from around the world in a unique gameplay No details of the game have been released.
In its recent weekend live stream, Bandai Namco released a new teaser video of its upcoming game Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time. Though a long way away for it to be released but the game is already enjoying the momentum built by the series’ recent addition to Netflix’s global library. The teaser video that contains new info and footage promptly reveals new playable characters that include Amanda O’Niell, Constanze Albrechtsberger and Jasminka Antonenko. The new characters will bolster the previously confirmed list of playable characters consisting of Akko Kagari, Lotte Yanson and Sucy Manbavaran.
Nazara Games, the largest game publisher and POKKT, the leading smartphone ad platform for mobile games have come together to develop a highly engaging native campaign in Nazara’s most popular game, Chhota Bheem Talking Toy. Chhota Bheem the Talking Toy character has been showcased washing his hands at regular intervals thereby creating awareness to stay healthy and protected from germs in keeping with the brand’s core positioning. For this the brand ‘Dettol’ has been seamlessly integrated in the game to enhance user experience and brand visibility.
Kuato Studios is in the process of developing a story-telling game App based on the popular adventure TV show Thunderbirds Are Go. Set to release in early 2018, the App will be available on iOS and Android. This has been announced by ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE). “As a best-in-class UK-based studio, Kuato is a perfect fit for Thunderbirds Are Go and we are thrilled to be working with them on this exciting project”, says Steve Green, EVP Kids Content and Distribution, ITVS GE. “As we’ve seen from the standout success of Parker’s Driving Challenge, fans of Thunderbirds Are Go welcome additional content and alternative ways to experience the series, particularly in the form of digital games. With new episodes of the show airing on CITV this Autumn, the launch of this App wil
By way of an exclusive option agreement with Bandai Namco, the classic game Galaga will finally get an origin story with a new animated series from Swedish and Los Angeles-based producer The Nuttery Entertainment. This announcement was made at the recently held San Diego Comic-Con. The tooned up brand extension titled Galaga Chronicles will cover an animated series as well as licensing & merchandising program. The Nuttery’s LA-based team will be bringing the 8-bit arcade game into the high-definition dimension in partnership with top Hollywood writers and producers. “We are incredibly honored to be able to work on such an amazing legacy property and help launch it into the animated space. There is such a deep love for this game from fans around the world and our team is excited
With the 3D HD animated series Insectibles scoring top kids’ TV ratings in Germany, the series is shaping up to be the next big thing from CG studio One Animation. The show has been co-produced by KiKA, Discovery and ZDF Enterprises. Despite stiff competition from shows on Nickelodeon, Super RTL and Disney, the show came out on top of the charts in recent monthly figures for Q2 2017. “We showed our faith in Insectibles when we took the decision to put the show in our highly popular 7pm daily slot. And our faith paid off, because now it’s one of the biggest shows in Germany, and the biggest kids’ show for the latest data available from April 2017.” said Sebastian Debertin, Head of Fiction, Acquisition & Co-Production for KiKA. “Undoubtedly two of the big pulls for the show are the
Hong Kong-based online gaming publisher NetDragon has acquired L.A.-based JumpStart, an educational games developer very well known for its Neopets virtual world which has more than 75 million users. Following the acquisition, the price of which has not been disclosed, JumpStart will become a subsidiary of NetDragon. The Chinese firm plans to grow JumpStart’s educational gaming products with learning-based institutions (both within the US and abroad) as well as with consumers. The deal will also allow JumpStart to expand into new markets, particularly Asia. Incidentally, JumpStart bought Neopets from Viacom in 2014. Founded in 1991, JumpStart is also behind original titles like Math Blaster as well third-party virtual worlds including MMORPG School of Dragons. The latter is based
India’s leading mobile game distribution and publishing company Gamesbond in partnership with Graphic India and POW! Entertainment has released its latest mobile game Chakra: World Siege. Both Graphic India and POW! Entertainment are the IP licensors for one of India’s leading superhero characters Chakra The Invincible. Chakra: World Siege is currently available for free at the Google Play store and is featured as one of the top games in the game company’s New and Updated section. Chakra: World Siege has been launched globally with a focus on targeting the Indian audience. The game is based on the animation and comic book character Chakra: The Invincible created by superhero icon Stan Lee and Sharad Devarajan. Incidentally, Lee is the legendary co-creator of the world’s most popula
Cult classic animated comedy Futurama has come back again though in the form of a new mobile game. The often cancelled series from Matt Groening, the Simpsons creator is back as Futurama:Worlds of Tomorrow, the new game that puts players in control of Fry, Leela, Bender and the rest of the Planet Express crew. Let us inform that the cartoon has had a turbulent history. It premiered on Fox in 1999, was not renewed at the network in 2003, found success in syndication on Adult Swim shortly thereafter. It was given a second life by Comedy Central in 2012 with a series pickup for 26 new half-hour episodes, then was canceled by the cable network in 2013. Despite the wild ride, the show has maintained a die hard fan base who always crave to have more and more of it. The craziness of the fa