It’s been 8 years since the release of How To Train Your Dragon, but in just a few short months we’ll be seeing the release of the next instalment in the Dragons franchise with DreamWorks Animation’s How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. And as is the way of the world we live in, there will be a videogame arriving to coincide with the release!
Being delivered by Outright Games and Universal Games, and based on the Dragons franchise from DreamWorks will be DreamWorks Dragons Dawn of New Riders – and yes, it is a bit of a mouthful, but we’ll forgive them that.
Coming to Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC come February 2019, Dawn of New Riders will be developed by Climax Studios and distributed by the powerhouse that is Bandai Namco, around about the same time as the film hits the big screen.
“The first feature film How to Train Your Dragon debuted eight years ago and has since sparked a beloved franchise that has captivated audiences around the world, inspiring additional films, television shows and more,” said Terry Malham, CEO of Outright Games. “DreamWorks Dragons Dawn of New Riders gives us a wonderful opportunity to be a part of Dragons history by partnering with Universal to create an original story introducing two new, very special characters. We look forward to unveiling more details soon!”
In Dragons Dawn of New Riders you will get the opportunity to join up with a new heroic duo, Scribbler and Patch, as they head into an epic battle to save the dragons and defeat a new villain, Eir, who is forcing dragons to carry out her evil plans. They’ll clash against fierce enemies, they’ll get to explore new and familiar locations and they’ll most certainly be found interacting with fan favourite characters in this fun and fiery action adventure. And you’ll be with them for the ride.
Key features of DreamWorks Dragons Dawn of New Riders as follows:
- A NEW, AUTHENTIC ADVENTURE: Help Scribbler recover lost memories and forge a friendship with Patch, his unique hybrid dragon
- EPIC BATTLES: Unlock powerful abilities and take on fearsome foes
- EXPLORE VAST NEW LOCATIONS: Fly to familiar locations, as well as new locations, including Havenholme, Valka’s Mountain and Blood Briar Island
- SOLVE PUZZLES: Swap between Scribbler and his dragon Patch to conquer obstacles
“DreamWorks Dragons Dawn of New Riders will take players on a new adventure that brings together a poignant tale of friendship, mysterious new characters and mystical locations,” said Chris Heatherly, Executive Vice President of Games and Digital Platforms, Universal Brand Development. “As the film trilogy reaches its’ epic conclusion, this new game will allow fans to deepen their connection with a world that has touched so many lives for almost a decade.”
If you’re interested in seeing what comes of DreamWorks Dragons Dawn of New Riders then you won’t have to wait too long – it’ll be released in February 2019. And that really isn’t that far away!