Video Games

Rovio Entertainment to launch the first Moomin games for mobiles this year

Rights & Brands has partnered with Rovio Entertainment in a worldwide exclusive mobile games deal for the Moomin IP. Based in Stockholm, the global licensing agency, Rights & Brands is the worldwide master agent of the Moomins, while Rovio Entertainment is the most successful Finnish mobile gaming company globally and …

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London’s The O2 comes to Fortnite for week-long celebration in Epic Games, O2, and Island Records mash-up

London’s The O2 has made its video game debut, becoming a new location ready for players to explore within the hit gaming franchise, Fortnite. The week-long appearance of the world’s most popular entertainment venue arrives as part of a collaboration between O2, Epic Games, and Island Records. A celebration of …

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Pokémon GO creators partner with Hasbro and TOMY to launch Transformers AR game

Niantic, the team behind the wildly popular AR game Pokémon GO, has teamed up with Hasbro and TOMY to develop a new augmented reality title based on the Transformers franchise. Titled ‘Transformers: Heavy Metal’, the new game will see players battle with characters from the Transformers series in real world …

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Retail Monster secures first partners for Borderlands spin-off video game Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands

Video game publishers Gearbox Entertainment and 2K have detailed the debut consumer products programme to support the upcoming release of the new fantasy-based shooter game, Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands. Based on the character Tiny Tina from the popular Borderlands video game franchise, the new titles is set to launch on Playstation …

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The Olympics vaults into NFT space and details new video game title with nWay

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has detailed its launch into the NFT market thanks to a new partnership with nWay, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands. The deal will witness the launch of a new Olympic-themed digital entertainment, consisting of NFT Olympic pins and crossplay multiplayer video games, all developed by …

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Fanattik renews gift and collectables deal with Rare to span Sea of Thieves, Banjo-Kazooie and more

The award-winning pop culture specialist, Fanattik has renewed its gift and collectibles licence with the video game studio, Rare, in a partnership brokered by Tinderbox, the digital media division of Beanstalk. The pan-European licence covers Rare’s smash hit Sea of Thieves, the pirate-themed video game with 20 million players, as …

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SEGA unveils animated series Sonic Colours: Rise of the Wisps trailer and 30th anniversary merchandise

SEGA has lifted the lid on a plethora of upcoming entertainment experiences surrounding its iconic Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, as the 30th anniversary celebrations of the flagship character continue, spanning animated series, live orchestra events, a host of new gaming announcements, and plenty of licensing activity. The grand unveiling of …

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SEGA gears up for 30 years of Sonic the Hedgehog with special virtual Sonic Central event

SEGA is gearing up for the 30th anniversary of its most iconic Blue Blur, Sonic the Hedgehog with the launch of a special virtual event called Sonic Central on the brand’s official YouTube and Switch channels this week. The event, taking place on Thursday, May 27th at 9am Pacific Time, …

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MGM to launch first Stargate SG-1 strategy PC game in Slitherine partnership

MGM has partnered with the digital strategy games publisher, Slitherine to develop and publish the first strategy PC game based on the popular sci-fi series, Stargate SG-1. Called Stargate: Timekeepers, the title will pick up from the end of the seventh season of the Stargate SG-1 main plot to create …

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Antstream Arcade strengthens exec team in move to be at the forefront of video game streaming

Antstream Arcade has made a new move to ‘put itself at the forefront of video game streaming’, welcoming the games industry veteran, Mike Rouse to lead its production team and help build out its internal studio. The move comes during a period of record user growth for the company following …

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