Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe, Outright Games and Universal Games and Digital Platforms have revealed the upcoming release of a brand new video game, DreamWorks Trollhunters Defenders of Arcadia coming to Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC Digital on September 25th.
Inspired by the hit Dreamworks Animation and Netflix Emmy-winning series from Academy Award-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and developed by prolific game developer Wayforward, this new platform action-adventure game will release this summer featuring an all-star voice cast that includes original talent from the show Emile Hirsch, Charlie Saxton and David Bradley.
Welcome to Arcadia
Dreamworks Animation’s Tales of Arcadia trilogy is made up of Trollhunters, 3Below and the eagerly anticipated new series, Wizards, which launches later this year on Netflix. The trilogy centres on the seemingly ordinary town of Arcadia Oaks that happens to lie at the centre of magical and mystical lines that make it a nexus for many battles among otherworldly creatures including trolls, aliens and wizards. The new game, DreamWorks Trollhunters Defenders of Arcadia, tells a brand-new story that takes place in between the distinct worlds from the three series and acts as a key narrative beat that unifies the trilogy.
“DreamWorks Trollhunters Defender of Arcadia will take players on an intriguing and authentic new adventure that showcases the series’ key pillars of friendship, loyalty and fantasy,” said Jim Molinets, SVP of Production, Universal Games and Digital Platforms. “Expanding on the bold and creative story that has delighted fans for years, the game brings to life the vivid world of Arcadia Oaks in fun and surprising ways.”
“We are immensely honoured to be involved with the franchise in such an integral way,” said Terry Malham, CEO of Outright Games. “The Tales of Arcadia trilogy is a stand out in the world of streaming content, from the incredible talent involved to the breadth of content in the series. To have our game be a part of this and to work with a developer as renowned as Wayforward to bring it all together is a dream come true for us.”
KEY FEATURES of Trollhunters Defender of Arcadia:
● All-Star Voice Talent – Featuring all-new content recorded for the game from the stars of the Netflix series including:
○ Emile Hirsch as Jim Lake Jr.
○ David Bradley as Merlin
○ Charlie Saxton as Toby
○ Lexi Medrano as Claire
● An original story – Jump into the world of Trollhunters as Jim Lake Jr. and prepare to stop the Time-pocalypse
● Encounter familiar faces – Journey through unique worlds as favourite characters from the hit series
● Become the hero of Arcadia – Level up armour and abilities to become more powerful than ever, and get a helping hand from beloved characters in local co-op mode
It’s great to see Trollhunters coming to this media. I’ve loved the franchise since its introduction in 2016 on Netflix. The series and its expanded universe have gone from strength to strength and I look forward to where this next branch of the universe goes.
The gameplay does look somewhat simplistic which is a shame but as long as this captures the soul of the franchise and the characters themselves I’m all for it.
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