Inspired by Dreamworks Animation and Netflix’s Emmy-winning series, Dreamworks Trollhunters Defenders of Arcadia has today been revealed by Bandai Namco. And best of all? There’s a release date to go with it.
Dreamworks Trollhunters Defenders of Arcadia will launch on Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC come September 25th 2020, with an experience inspired by the hit Netflix series created by Guillermo Del Toro which features the voice talents of Emile Hirsch, Charlie Saxton and David Bradley
Coming from Bandai Namco, Outright Games and Universal Games and Digital Platforms, and developed by Wayforward, DreamWorks Trollhunters Defenders of Arcadia will work as a new platform action-adventure game.
The Tales of Arcadia trilogy is made up of Trollhunters, 3Below and the eagerly anticipated new series, Wizards, which launches later this year on Netflix, with the trilogy centring on the seemingly ordinary town of Arcadia Oaks that happens to lie at the centre of magical and mystical lines that make it a nexus for many battles among otherworldly creatures including trolls, aliens and wizards. The new game tells a brand-new story that takes place in between the distinct worlds from the three series, acting as a key narrative beat that unifies the trilogy.
“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,” said Jim Molinets, SVP of Production, Universal Games and Digital Platforms. “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.”
“We are immensely honored to be involved with the franchise in such an integral way” said Terry Malham, CEO of Outright Games. “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.”
The most key of key features for Trollhunters on Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC include:
- All-Star Voice Talent – Featuring all-new content recorded for the game from the stars of the Netflix series including: Emile Hirsch as Jim Lake Jr., David Bradley as Merlin, Charlie Saxton as Toby and Lexi Medrano as Claire
- An original story – Jump into the world of Trollhunters as Jim Lake Jr. and prepare to stop the Time-pocalypse
- Encounter familiar faces – Journey through unique worlds as favorite characters from the hit series
- Become the hero of Arcadia – Level up armor and abilities to become more powerful than ever, and get a helping hand from beloved characters in local co-op mode
We’ll be sure to remind you when that September 25th 2020 launch date rolls around and when DreamWorks Trollhunters Defenders of Arcadia is available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC. For the here and now though, take in the trailer below and let us know what you think. Will it be better than Dreamworks Dragons Dawn of New Riders?