Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Spin Master and WayForward have teamed for a new action role-playing game inspired by the anime series “Bakugan Battle Brawlers.”
The game will release exclusively on Nintendo Switch this November. Its narrative will focus on an original story while highlighting the franchise’s signature Bakugan brawls. Players befriend creatures known as Bakugan and customize teams for strategic head-to-head battles.
“We’re pleased to partner with Spin Master and WayForward to bring the brawling action of ‘Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia’ to Nintendo Switch,” says Kevin Kebodeaux, senior vice president, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “The global popularity of ‘Bakugan’ is undeniable, and this game is sure to excite players everywhere.”
“Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia” will let players create and fully customize their Brawler to fight side-by-side with the mysterious alien Bakugan. Players can interact with other characters, go on quests and explore with their Bakugan friends. They can also test their brawling skills online in head-to-head multiplayer against friends or players from around the world.
“’Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia’ expands the popular brawling franchise with a new exhilarating, interactive game format with customization, competitive action, deep strategy, and anime-style characters and worlds that all gamers and Bakugan fans will love,” adds Simonetta Lulli, vice president, Spin Master Studios. “Whether playing solo or against Bakugan brawlers online, the game offers endless hours of play at home or on the go.”
The video game continues the long-running licensing program for “Bakugan.” The property has led to the launch of toys, series and other licensed products since debuting in 2007.