Outright Games, Universal Games & Bandai Namco have today unveiled DreamWorks Trollhunters Defenders of Arcadia which is coming to Nintendo Switch, Playstation® 4, Xbox One and PC on the 25 September 2020.
Inspired by the Emmy-winning series from Academy Award-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, Trollhunters Defenders of Arcadia will present an original story set in the 3Below, Trollhunter and upcoming Wizards shared universe. You’ll play as Jimmy Lake Jr as he teams with familiar characters to try and stop the Time-pocalyse. The co-op action-platformer game is being developed by WayForward, the studio famous for the Shantae series as well as the recent River City Girls.
Trollhunters is set to host an all-star voice cast that includes original talent from the show Emile Hirsch (Jim Lake Jr), Charlie Saxton (Merlin), Lexi Medrano (Toby) and David Bradley (Claire)
“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. 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.”Jim Molinets, SVP of Production, Universal Games and Digital Platforms
“We are immensely honoured to be involved with the franchise in such an integral way. 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.”Terry Malham, CEO of Outright Games.
Our Take: Outright Games have been on a roll recently with children focused games like Gigantosaurus. They’ve been consistently creating quality games for kids and the Trollhunters universe is a perfect next step and ripe for a lore filled game. WayForward are a quality developer and this could be really great game. I personally can’t wait to show this trailer to my kids. They love Trollhunters and 3Below and they’re eagerly awaiting the arrival of Wizards later this year.
Source: Press Release