Activision is working with 4Kids Entertainment, Inc.and Chaotic USA Entertainment Group to bring the Chaotic
trading card game and television show to the video game world. The game will come out on the Wii, Ds, 360 and PS3 in Fall 2009. The game expects to combine "action, role playing and turn-based strategy gameplay elements" as the players "adventure through vibrant, fully-realized 3D environments." Looks like someone is hoping to hit on the next "Pokeman" video game franchise. All the details are in the release...
Activision Publishing and 4Kids Entertainment Announce Chaotic(R) Video Game; Evolution of Popular Card Game Unites Storytelling, Role Playing, and Action
MINNEAPOLIS, Feb 13, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announces an agreement with 4Kids Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: KDE) and Chaotic USA Entertainment Group, Inc. to publish Chaotic(R), a video game based on the popular trading card game and animated television series. Chaotic is scheduled for release on Wii(TM), Nintendo DS(TM), Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PLAYSTATION(R)3 computer entertainment system in fall 2009.
The Chaotic video game combines action, role playing and turn-based strategy gameplay elements for an epic adventure in Perim, the stunning Chaotic world. Players adventure through vibrant, fully-realized 3D environments and interact with various characters from the best-selling trading card game and hit animated series. Players will build and manage their own army of Chaotic creatures while fighting enemies, collecting battlegear and unlocking new mugic(R) (magic) spells and attacks. The Chaotic video game features dramatic tactical battles, a variety of captivating gameplay modes, as well as powerful upgrades and valuable unlockables.
"Chaotic was the first trading card franchise specifically designed to connect competition with online interaction, so it's a natural fit for the property to evolve into videogames," said Alfred R. Kahn, Chairman and CEO, 4Kids Entertainment. "Fans are eagerly anticipating the opportunity to take their battles to the next level ... and now a Chaotic video game is on the horizon."
"Chaotic has quickly earned its place among the top trading card games on the market," said David Oxford, Activision Publishing. "We're excited to create a fresh experience which will appeal to video game fans and Chaotic enthusiasts alike."
"The Chaotic brand is inherently well-suited for video games because of its one-of-a-kind creature art, compelling storylines and imaginative environments," said Bryan C. Gannon, CEO, Chaotic USA Entertainment Group. "We're confident these core elements and a world class publisher such as Activision will result in a phenomenal game."
For more information visit www.activision.com or www.chaoticgame.com.
About 4Kids Entertainment
With U.S. headquarters in New York City, regional offices for its trading card business in San Diego, California and international offices in London, 4Kids Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: KDE) is a global organization devoted to the creation, development, production, broadcasting, distribution, licensing and manufacturing of children's entertainment products.
Through its subsidiaries, 4Kids produces animated television series and films, distributes 4Kids' produced or licensed animated television series for the domestic and international television and home video markets, licenses merchandising rights worldwide to 4Kids' owned or represented properties, operates Web sites to support 4Kids' owned or represented properties, and produces and markets collectible trading card games. Additionally, the Company programs and sells the national advertising time in "TheCW4Kids" five-hour Saturday morning children's block on The CW television network.