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Spin tells Bakugan fans to circle Nov. 3 on calendar

2020-07-10 15:34 ET - News Release

Ms. Simonetta Lulli reports

SPIN MASTER, WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT, AND WAYFORWARD ANNOUNCE BAKUGAN: CHAMPIONS OF VESTROIA

Spin Master Corp., Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and WayForward have confirmed that Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia, an all-new action role-playing video game, will be coming exclusively to Nintendo Switch on Nov. 3, 2020, expanding on the wildly popular, global Bakugan franchise, alongside the exciting anime adventure television series, innovative toy line and card game. The game will centre around an all-new original story and the franchise's signature Bakugan brawls as players befriend powerful creatures known as Bakugan and customize teams for fiercely 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," said 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 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," said Simonetta Lulli, vice-president, Spin Master Studios. "Whether playing solo or against Bakugan brawlers on-line, the game offers endless hours of play at home or on the go."

"The brand-new, action-packed video game and our partnership with Nintendo Switch and WayForward is so important to the Bakugan franchise as it continues expand globally," said James Martin, senior vice-president of brand marketing and GBU lead of Bakugan. "Now, a whole new generation of fans can experience the excitement and skill of Bakugan in more ways than ever before."

"Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia brings together the most popular aspects of the TV series and toys in an authentic and inspiring new game," said Voldi Way, president and chief executive officer, WayForward. "We designed it specifically for Nintendo Switch, with unique battle gameplay and strategic options to build and battle a Bakugan team."

Published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, produced by Spin Master and developed by WayForward, the Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia video game will take players on a journey through an original story, expanding on the hit television series and toy franchise. They can create and fully customize their brawler to fight side by side with the mysterious alien Bakugan as their human partner in battle. The game features a fully navigable 3-D world divided into different districts, each with dedicated battle arenas. Players can interact with other characters, go on quests and explore with their Bakugan friends. They can also test their brawling skills on-line in head-to-head multiplayer against friends or players from the around the world to become a true champion of Vestroia.

A physical deluxe edition pack, featuring the video game, an exclusive Ultima Dragonoid toy that transforms into a fierce Bakugan, an Ultima Dragonoid trading card, an Ultima Dragonoid metal gate card and two powerful BakuCores, will also be available at launch.

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