Namco Bandai and Aardman Animations Announce Partnership with New IP

Publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe and Wallace and Gromit creator Aardman Animations have announced that they will partner with each other to develop a whole new IP.

The details of the new IP are unknown at this time, but the project is said to exist across “multiple media” (and given the involvement of Tekken Studios, it’s probably safe to assume a video game). Both studios are intended to “get closer to their partners” early on. 2021 to create a project.

The two studios previously worked together in 2018 11-11 Memories are toldIs an adventure game set up during World War I for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4, with a unique Impressionist art style, which the preview calls “paintings come alive.”

Not surprisingly, there are some sound bites in this announcement. Aardman’s Sean Clarke said, “Interactive entertainment is a big growth area in the entertainment world, and we are keen on strategic development as new technologies blur the line between viewing and playback. Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe, etc. Partnerships with our partners share our vision of embracing this new world and solidifying the studio’s reputation as an interdisciplinary creative hub. “

Elbeholt, Senior Vice President of Digital, Marketing and Content at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe, described the collaboration as “a dream that opens up a world of possibilities” and “the team of Aardman and BNEE is culturally and creatively perfect. It fits. We look forward to what we can achieve together for a successful long-term partnership. “

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