A brand-new video game inspired by the DreamWorks Animation original series will launch later this year
London, May 19, 2022 - Outright Games, the leading publisher of family-friendly interactive entertainment, in partnership with Universal Games and Digital Platforms, will release the new video game, DreamWorks Dragons: Legends of The Nine Realms, this fall on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, Stadia and PC.
Players will be able to unleash their inner dragon in this single player action-adventure game, which is inspired by the DreamWorks Animation original series DreamWorks Dragons: The Nine Realms.
Fans will be able to venture beyond the Hidden World and immerse themselves in a whole new world of dragons, and soar and dive through five unexplored realms as one of a new generation of dragons - Plowhorn, Wu & Wei, Feathers, and Thunder - on an epic quest to save Thunder’s family. Players will need to unlock special abilities and use their tails, claws, and breath to defeat fearsome foes. Levelling up the dragons’ speed, strength and intelligence will be necessary to build the ultimate hero dragon and defeat the gigantic bosses that stand in the way of rescuing Thunder’s family. The future of Night Lights and all dragonkind depends on it!
Experienced players can also put themselves to the ultimate test in ‘Challenge Mode’ featuring replayable levels that become even more difficult after they’ve first been completed. Adding to the immersion, while players swoop and soar around as Thunder and friends, they will be accompanied by the distinctive music of acclaimed composer Chris Whiter, who has created all the orchestral tracks for the game.
“We’re excited that in 2022 Outright Games will be able to deliver an incredible DreamWorks Dragons video game and help introduce the world to this all-new generation of characters,” said Terry Malham, CEO of Outright Games. “As huge fans of the How to Train Your Dragon franchise, we’ve loved transporting these amazing characters and realms from the newest TV series to a video game, as well as collaborating again with our partners at Universal. Fans can expect incredible action and adventure when they get to fly and explore as their favourite dragon. We can’t wait to share it with everyone later this year.’’
“The critically acclaimed How to Train Your Dragon franchise continues to command the attention of generations of audiences worldwide after it first hit screens with the first film in 2010,” said Jim Molinets, SVP of Production, Universal Games and Digital Platforms. “We look forward to building on the success of DreamWorks Dragons: The Nine Realms with an interactive experience that blends non-stop action and modern story into a game that will exceed fan expectations.’’
Set 1,300 years after the events of How to Train Your Dragon, DreamWorks Dragons: The Nine Realms is streaming now on Peacock and Hulu in the U.S. and will be available for the rest of the world this spring.
DreamWorks Dragons: Legends of The Nine Realms releases this fall on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, Stadia and PC.
About DreamWorks Animation’s DRAGONS
Since 2010, when DreamWorks Animation’s soaring epic How to Train Your Dragon introduced audiences to the unlikely friendship of an adolescent Viking and a fearsome Night Fury dragon, the astonishing adventures of Hiccup and Toothless have captivated fans across three blockbuster films that have grossed more than $1.6 billion.
Working from a single narrative tapestry, the feature trilogy’s storytelling has gone hand in hand with groundbreaking television and digital entertainment that draws audiences deep into DreamWorks Animation’s imaginative lore and intricately built worlds. Rooted in stories that are as sweeping as they are intimate, one of the most beloved animated franchises in history—lauded with multiple Academy Award® nominations and a Golden Globe Award for the second filmed chapter—will bring its courageous tales and dreamlike flights into fans’ lives for years to come.
About DreamWorks Dragons: The Nine Realms
Set 1,300 years after the events of How To Train Your Dragon, dragons are now just a legend to the modern world. When a geological anomaly opens up an immense, miles-deep fissure in the Earth’s surface, scientists from all over the world gather at a new research facility to study the mysterious phenomenon. Soon a group of misfit kids, brought to the site by their parents, uncover the truth about dragons and where they’ve been hiding -- a secret they must keep to themselves to protect what they’ve discovered.
About Universal Games and Digital Platforms
Universal’s Games and Digital Platforms group leverages the vast portfolio of IP and characters from NBCUniversal. The Games and Digital Platforms group is a business unit of Universal Brand Development, which is chartered with globally expanding the company's intellectual properties, franchises, characters and stories through innovative physical and digital products, content, and consumer experiences. The company's extensive portfolio includes properties created by Universal Pictures, Illumination, DreamWorks Animation, and NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. Universal Brand Development is part of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation. www.universalbranddevelopment.com
About DreamWorks Animation
DreamWorks Animation (DWA), a division of the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, within NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation, is a global family entertainment company with feature film and television brands. The company’s deep portfolio of intellectual property is supported by a robust, worldwide consumer products practice, which includes licensing, and location-based entertainment venues around the world. DWA’s feature film heritage includes many of the world’s most beloved characters and franchises, including Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon, Trolls and The Boss Baby, and have amassed more than $15 billion in global box office receipts. DreamWorks Animation’s television business has quickly become one of the world’s leading producers of high-quality, animated family programming, reaching consumers in more than 190 countries. Creating a diverse array of original content in a variety of formats and delivering deep, fully immersive worlds served up with compelling characters, the prolific studio has garnered 27 Emmy awards since inception in 2013.
A Heartful of Games
AHEARTFUL OF GAMES (AHEARTFUL) is an independent game studio based in Madrid, Spain. Since our Kickstarter debut on 14th of February, we've strived to make compelling and innovative games. Heart&Slash was our first project and stood out for its unique visual style and virtually endless replayability, making it an engaging couch brawler experience. Founded in humble beginnings, H&S's development was entirely remote and lasted over 18 months, all the while maintaining an active Early Access campaign. Heart&Slash was released on Steam, Xbox One and PS4 in 2016. The Nintendo Switch release came out during Christmas 2018. At the end of 2015, while H&S's development was ramping down, AHEARTFUL collaborated with Kaia Studios with their debut title Dynasty Feud a 2D fast-paced 4-player brawler centered on one-hit-kill as a core mechanic. In a match of Dynasty Feud, players control all the family members of warrior dynasties, replacing each other after each death. Dynasty Feud earned multiple honors and awards for its engaging gameplay and support for online play. In 2017, we began the pre-production of IRONSKINS, for which so far, AHEARTFUL has received both the CREATIVE MEDIA and RED.ES grants. IRONSKINS is still in development today and is scheduled to release in 2020. Last year we released Sprit: Lucky’s Big Adventure which was also a collaboration with DreamWorks.
About Outright Games:
Outright Games is a global video games publisher with a focus on bringing quality family entertainment to a worldwide audience. Founded in 2016, Outright Games has established its place in the market delivering engaging interactive games of beloved entertainment licences globally. Outright Games brings stories and characters to life with titles including favourites such as My Friend Peppa Pig with Hasbro, Fast & Furious Spy Racers: Rise of SH1FT3R with NBC Universal, Jumanji: The Video Game with Sony Pictures and PAW Patrol The Movie: Adventure City Calls with Nickelodeon. With an Outright Games title there will be fun for all the family to enjoy.
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Chris is a media composer based in London. His layering of instrumental textures and rhythmic patterns have become a trademark of his compositions, with his hugely diverse portfolio including international projects with the Metropole Orchestra, Grammy Award Winner Dee Dee Bridgewater, the Seattle Symphony Orchestra and Academy Award Winner A R Rahman. In the world of video games his ever-growing credits include producing the full original soundtracks for Transformers Battlegrounds and Dragons: Legends of The Nine Realms (How To Train Your Dragon franchise) as well as working on the award winning title Get Packed and the critically acclaimed Jurassic World Aftermath.