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Dolphin Entertainment Celebrates 42West Spearheading a Tentpole Slate of Franchise-First Video Games in 2024

2024-06-11 09:02 ET - News Release

Iconic Worlds and Characters Inspired by Some of Entertainment's Favorite Franchises Collide In Three, Multi-Platform AAA Games

LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / June 11, 2024 / Dolphin Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLPN), a leading entertainment marketing and premium content production company, and its subsidiary, PR powerhouse 42West's Fandoms & Franchises team has been appointed to spearhead highly anticipated public relations campaigns for three triple AAA video games, including Funko Fusion, Alien: Rogue Incursion and MultiVersus, it was jointly announced by Dolphin Entertainment CEO Bill O'Dowd and 42West CEO Amanda Lundberg.

Funko Fusion:

Its first step into the multi-billion console video game market, Funko is collaborating with 10:10 Games and Universal Products & Experiences, alongside physical distribution partner Skybound Games, on behalf of the action extravaganza built around some of the biggest brands and characters in pop - and Funko Pop! - culture.

Funko Fusion is an action-adventure, single player and online co-op experience that pays tribute to NBCUniversal's deep roster of beloved worlds and the irreverent Funko Pop! interpretations of the figures who inhabit them. In the game, players will celebrate their favorite movies and TV series across a wide range of more than 20 franchises: from blockbuster movies like Jurassic World, Jaws, Back to the Future, The Thing, Shaun of the Dead, and Chucky, to hit TV series such as Battlestar Galactica, The Umbrella Academy, and Masters of the Universe, and many more. Debuting on September 13, 2024, the game is coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch.

Alien: Rogue Incursion:

This thrilling first Alien VR experience leveraging Unreal Engine 5 will launch later this year on PlayStation VR2 and PCVR via Steam. Alien: Rogue Incursion takes players on a harrowing journey deep into the Alien universe within an all-new storyline set between the first two films. Designed by Alien fans for fans of the iconic franchise, this single-player, action horror game will immerse players fully into missions that will test players' courage, wits, and skill to survive the Perfect Organism, which is faster, stronger, and deadlier than anything the world has seen.

MultiVersus:

MultiVersus is a free-to-play platform fighter with an ever-expanding cast of Warner Bros. Discovery's iconic characters and legendary universes, various online modes, in-game events, on-going content-filled seasons, and more. MultiVersus will be available on PS5 (PlayStation 5), PS4 (PlayStation 4), Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC (Steam and Epic Games Store) on May 28, 2024, with full cross-play and cross-progression support.

The ever-expanding roster of popular characters includes Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, Black Adam, and The Joker (DC); Shaggy and Velma (Scooby-Doo); Bugs Bunny, Tasmanian Devil a.k.a. Taz, and Marvin the Martian (Looney Tunes); Arya Stark (Game of Thrones); Tom & Jerry (Tom and Jerry); Finn the Human, Jake the Dog, and Banana Guard (Adventure Time); Steven Universe and Garnet (Steven Universe); Iron Giant (The Iron Giant), LeBron James (Space Jam: A New Legacy); Rick Sanchez and Morty Smith (Rick and Morty); Gizmo and Stripe (Gremlins); and an extraordinary original creature named Reindog.

ABOUT 42WEST:

42West, a subsidiary of Dolphin Entertainment, is one of the entertainment industry's leading full-service public-relations firms. With offices in New York and Los Angeles, 42West has four divisions: Talent, Strategic Communications, Entertainment Marketing, and Fandoms & Franchises, the award-winning firm's gaming, consumer products and publishing practice. The agency has developed and executed marketing and publicity strategies for hundreds of movies and television shows as well as countless actors, filmmakers, recording artists, personalities and authors. In addition, 42West provides strategic counsel to a wide variety of high-profile individuals and corporate clients-ranging from movie and pop stars to major studios, charitable organizations, and media conglomerates-looking to raise, reposition, or rehabilitate their public profiles.

ABOUT DOLPHIN ENTERTAINMENT:

Dolphin Entertainment is a prominent independent entertainment marketing and production company. Through its subsidiaries, 42West, The Door and Shore Fire Media, the company offers expert strategic marketing and publicity services to top brands in the film, television, music, gaming and hospitality industries. All three PR firms have consistently ranked among the top 50 PR firms in the United States. Viewpoint Creative and The Digital Dept. complement these efforts with complete creative branding and production capabilities, as well as social media and influencer marketing services. Dolphin's most recent acquisition, Special Projects, provides talent booking services and event production for high-end clients in the media, entertainment and fashion industries. Dolphin's legacy content production business, founded by Emmy-nominated CEO Bill O'Dowd, has produced multiple feature films and award-winning digital series. Dolphin has also entered into a multi-year agreement with IMAX to co-produce feature documentaries. To learn more, visit: https://www.dolphinentertainment.com.

This press release contains 'forward-looking statements' within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act. These forward-looking statements may address, among other things, Dolphin Entertainment Inc.'s offering of common stock as well as expected financial and operational results and the related assumptions underlying its expected results. These forward-looking statements are distinguished by the use of words such as "will," "would," "anticipate," "expect," "believe," "designed," "plan," or "intend," the negative of these terms, and similar references to future periods. These views involve risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict and, accordingly, Dolphin Entertainment's actual results may differ materially from the results discussed in its forward-looking statements. Dolphin Entertainment's forward-looking statements contained herein speak only as of the date of this press release. Factors or events Dolphin Entertainment cannot predict, including those described in the risk factors contained in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, may cause its actual results to differ from those expressed in forward-looking statements. Although Dolphin Entertainment believes the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that its expectations will be achieved, and Dolphin Entertainment undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

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Contact:

James Carbonara
HAYDEN IR
(646)-755-7412
james@haydenir.com

SOURCE: Dolphin Entertainment, Inc.



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