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343 Industries taps Wicked Cool Toys as global toy partner for Halo Infinite

Wicked Cool Toys has been named the global toy partner for the next chapter of the popular Halo video gaming franchise, as its developers 343 Industries prepares to launch Halo Infinite. The new game will debut Christmas 2020, and is already being tipped for success both in the digital and …

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BBC Studios, Oculus and Maze Theory launch feature-length Doctor Who VR game to Comic-Con goers

BBC Studios has partnered with Oculus to bring a new cinematic, feature-length Doctor Who VR videogame to San Diego Comic-Con. The game has been produced by the developers, Maze Theory. Fans attending the event will be the first in the US to play DoctorWho: The Edge of Time at the …

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Funko lands its own mobile game with Universal Games

Funko has partnered with Universal Games and Digital Platforms to launch a new mobile game featuring Funko Pop characters from across popular Universal franchises. Characters from the likes of Back to the Future, Jurassic World, Fantastic Plastik, Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon, and Universal Monsters can all be found …

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Cult hit video game Cuphead lands its own Netflix animated series

Cuphead, the vintage-styled video game made notorious for its compelling difficulty, has been building its pop cult following for the past couple of year through a growing licensing programme. It’s now just landed its first animated series. The all-animated series will arrive courtesy of a partnership between Netflix and King …

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Aurora World plans multi app game roll out for its hit IP YooHoo

Aurora World has detailed the launch of a number of YooHoo mobile apps for this year to join its already popular line up that spans augmented reality, downloadable colouring books, and more. A number of new applications will launch in winter this year and will be available across a variety …

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Nickelodeon launches immersive pre-school adventure game Nick Jr World

Nickelodeon has detailed the launch of an immersive new adventure game that brings together characters from across Nick Jr’s most popular pre-school properties and TV shows. Called Nick Jr World, the game allows young players to create avatars of themselves and immersive themselves in the worlds of Blaze and the …

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Capcom partnership ‘will play big part in future growth’ of Fanattik

Fanattik has renewed its gifts and collectables licensing agreement with the video game publisher Capcom in a deal that will see the pop culture specialist continue to develop lines based on hit franchises such as Streetfighter, Monster Hunter, Resident Evil, and Megaman. The renewal marks an extension of a partnership …

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Indie video game Shovel Knight returns to Kickstarter for board game adaptation

The multi-million best-selling indie video game Shovel Knight has returned to Kickstarter to appeal to fans, this time in the form of a new physical board game adaptation. The original digital title was launched to the crowdfunding platform back in 2014 when it entered the fray with the initial goal …

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Difuzed welcomes Daniel Amos as new head of eSports

The licensed lifestyle, apparel, and accessories specialist, Difuzed is upping its game in the eSports space, appointing a new head of eSports in the former Beanstalk executive, Daniel Amos. After nearly 12 years at Beanstalk where he looked after much of the company’s activity in the video game licensing space, …

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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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