Video Games

Spin Master and Warner Bros partner to launch Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia video game to Nintendo Switch

Spin Master, Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment, and WayForward have detailed the upcoming launch of Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia. a new role-playing video game that will arrive exclusively on Nintendo Switch later this year. The new video game is the latest extension of the Bakugan franchise that already spans its anime …

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RuneScape: The $1bn video game franchise you’ve (probably) never heard of, and why it’s time to take notice

When it comes to community-centric massively multiplayer online role-playing games, you may immediately leap to the likes of Fortnite and Overwatch, which is just so very… millennial of you. Because what you’ve done there, is you’ve overlooked one of the genre’s founding titles; one that boasts more than 280 million …

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IMG named exclusive global licensing agent for video gaming’s smash hit Rocket League

IMG has been appointed as the exclusive global licensing representative for the popular Rocket League video game franchise. The move was made by the franchise owner, Psyonix in a partnership announced this week. Billed as a ‘high-powered hybrid of arcade-style soccer and vehicular mayhem’, with easy-to-understand controls and ‘fluid, physics-driven …

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Kids’ character Pocoyo lands new mobile gaming titles with Lab Cave Games

The popular children’s animated character, Pocoyo is making its way into the mobile gaming arena, courtesy of a new partnership between Zinkia Entertainment and Lab Cave Games. Under the multi-year deal, Lab Cave will now develop and publish games for mobile devices. An expert in its field, Lab Cave Games …

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Molang goes for millennials and Gen Zs in Animal Crossing: New Horizons in game partnership

Molang has launched five in-game looks on the video game smash hit, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, as part of the brand’s global strategy to reach millennials and Gen Z audiences. A collection of five Molang player accessories are now available in the official shop, with free download friend codes hosted …

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Nickelodeon and Kongregate team up for TMNT: Mutant Madness mobile game

The free-to-play mobile game developer and publisher, Kongregate has detailed the new TMNT: Mutant Madness title, a result of a partnership with Nickelodeon and its classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise. Developed by Kongregate’s Chicago-based studio, Synapse, TMNT: Mutant Madness lets players explore the world of the Teenage Mutant Ninja …

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Fortnite partners with Warner Bros. Pictures to screen movies in its gaming world

The global video gaming franchise Fortnite has found yet another means to captivate its audiences and pull in all of the headlines at the same time, thanks to a newly forged deal with leading content owners that will allow it to screen films to players through an in-world cinema feature. …

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LEGO gives closer look at LEGO Super Mario launch as pre-order opens on first sets

A few very eventful weeks after the grand unveiling of the latest collaboration, LEGO’s Super Mario licensed range is now available to pre-order, kicking off with the Adventures with Mario Starter Course. The new LEGO Super Mario product line features an interactive LEGO Mario figure that collects coins in real-life …

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Gaming and YouTube properties fuel growth in demand for licensing in the toy space, says Kids Insights’ Global Toys and Games Report

The rise of YouTube and gaming properties, spanning the likes of Minecraft, Fortnite, Sonic, and Ryan’s World have fuelled a growth in demand for licensed properties across the children’s toys and games space over the course of the last 12 months, according to findings of Kids Insights’ first Global Toys …

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Has Nintendo cracked the next big gaming IP amid the Coronavirus pandemic?

Animal Crossing: New Horizons has become the fastest-selling single title on Nintendo’s Switch to date, selling more copies in its first week of sale than the combined launch sales of all previous Animal Crossing games in the franchise. Reports are already coming in that the title is ‘3.5 times bigger …

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