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Activision Publishing, Inc. announced recently the launch of a new free-to-play mobile card battle game, Skylanders Battlecast. The new property is breaking the mould of the other Skylanders games with this version of play, while featuring favorite Skylanders characters – thus appealing to both Skylanders fans and card battle enthusiasts alike!
Activision and HCI have teamed up once again to bring you this exciting new venture, so keep an eye out for packaging and other reveals on the HCI website and social media channels.
More info here:
This Kotaku article gives a good rundown:
And for the curious, the Official Legion website is here:
Back in February Shadow of Mordor was the talk of the DICE Summit having become the biggest launch ever based on Lord of the Rings. Shadow of Mordor most recently went on to capture Game of the Year at the recent GDC Summit, a coveted win as the votes come come from peers voting for peers. (more…)
On Monday of this week, Activision announced the April launch of a special edition Skylanders Trap Team Crayola starter pack. Hamagami/Carroll partnered with our sister company, PicturePlane, to create a black-and-white line version of the front of box art that can be colored in using the included Crayola Magic Crayons. (more…)
Production has started on Disney Junior’s new animated preschool series Goldie & Bear.
Set to air this fall in the US on Disney Junior, the series follows the adventure of plucky Goldie and best pal Bear as they encounter well-known characters from fairy tales and nursery rhymes like Little Red Riding Hood, Humpty Dumpty and The Three Little Pigs. (more…)
Together with our long-time partner, Disney Channel, we developed the campaign art and tagline for the new intergalactic adventure, Miles from Tomorrowland. Our art captures young adventurer, Miles Callisto, riding his favorite sidekick, Merc, through outer space. Miles and his family help connect the galaxy on behalf of the Tomorrowland Transit Authority. We can’t wait for this new series to blast off today. (more…)
Congratulations to Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment! In 2014, WBIE asked us to create the logo and marketing art for its September 2014-released, next-gen Lord of the Rings game, Middle-earth, Shadow of Mordor, developed by Monolith Productions. The open world, action/RPG game is set between the events of the Hobbit and LOTR stories, and focuses on the story of Talion as he exacts his revenge for his family’s, and his own, death.
Shadow Of Mordor has now become the biggest launch ever for a game based on The Lord of the Rings, and has been lauded by critics.
Michael de Plater, Creative Director at Monolith Productions, attributes the success of the game to empowering the players to tell stories. To quote de Plater at the recent DICE Summit, “Players are no different from us, they also love telling and creating and sharing stories, it’s just such a fundamental innate human need”.
We couldn’t agree more!
EA reported the results of its fiscal third quarter, which ended Dec. 31, and the game company proudly revealed that it was the top publisher on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One worldwide. That’s thanks to the success of huge releases like Dragon Age: Inquisition, FIFA 15, and Madden NFL 15. Since launching in 2013, Microsoft’s and Sony’s systems have gone on to nearly sell a combined 30 million consoles, and EA has done a good job of providing a lot of software support for them. (more…)