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Universal launches Jurassic World Evolution: Claire’s Sanctuary

Universal Pictures is continuing to build out its Jurassic World universe with the launch of a new digital spin-off in Jurassic World Evolution: Claire’s Sanctuary. Created by Frontier Developments, the new platform is a premium downloadable content pack for PC< PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and includes a host of …

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Uniqlo brings Blizzard video game IP to clothing ranges on global scale

Uniqlo, a juggernaut on the licensed fashion scene, has detailed a new partnership with Blizzard Entertainment to bring its popular gaming franchises Overwatch, World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, Diablo III and StarCraft II to the apparel space. The newly released t-shirts are part of Uniqlo’s spring/summer 2019 collection. Across the range, …

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Netflix is launching a ‘Pokémon Go-style’ app game for Stranger Things in 2020

In a move that sees the streaming platform align itself closer with the gaming space, Netflix has detailed the upcoming launch of a Stranger Things app game. The new role-playing game-puzzle hybrid will use location-based technology – the kind popularised by the Pokémon Go hit title – to allow players …

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LEGO lands on XBox’s Forza Horizon 4 with LEGO Speed Champion expansion

Amid some of the biggest reveals at the ongoing E3 videogaming conference, that included an appearance from Keanu Reeves, LEGO has managed to secure headline space, thanks to its latest collaboration with Xbox. The Dutch toy brand is continuing its successful push across the world of videogaming, this time landing …

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Retail Monster joins Borderlands consumer products push ahead of new game release

Retail Monster has climbed aboard a growing consumer products programme for the popular video gaming franchise, Borderlands is it prepares to bolster its partner line-up ahead of the release of Borderlands 3 later this year. Retail Monster will act as licensing agent alongside Gearbox Software and 2K to support the …

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Mattel, app games and digital IP: “We’ll always be a toy business first”

Mattel’s head of digital Andrew Chan sees a big future in apps and gaming for the global toymaker and its brand portfolio, despite the firm’s unwavering position in the toy industry. Here he talks to Robert Hutchins about Thomas & Friends, app games and this new digital arm’s global ambition …

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BBC Studios to launch feature length Doctor Who VR videogame

BBC Studios is celebrating a landmark year of digital Doctor Who entertainment with a new cinematic, feature length Doctor Who VR videogame, scheduled to land this September. Published by PlayStack and developed by Maze Theory, Doctor Who: The Edge Of Time will transport fans into a world of aliens, mystery …

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Space Invaders – The Board Game: “Videogames are part of our cultural heritage”

Video game brands are now simply a part of our cultural heritage, is the message to come from 612 Entertainment, the company behind a project to bring the iconic arcade game, Space Invaders to the board gaming market. The firm’s president Robert Colman has outlined his mission to expand the …

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Ravensburger and Blues Clothing signs up with The Tetris Company

Ravensburger is to launch a range of new puzzles themed on the iconic video game Tetris across the UK and Ireland this autumn, following a new licensing agreement with the popular Tetris brand. It’s just part of a sweep of recent partner signings for the Tetris brand, marking its 35th …

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