After making its identify in toys and board video games, Hasbro is the most recent huge firm attempting to interrupt into the online game trade. With six online game studios now underneath its belt, the corporate is making video games primarily based on its spectacular steady of franchises, which reportedly features a “big-budget” sport centered across the G.I. Joe character Snake Eyes.
The information comes as a part of an Axios report into Hasbro’s online game initiatives, which additionally embrace initiatives underneath subsidary Wizards of the Coast. One of many firm’s studios Atomic Arcade, which is predicated in Raleigh, North Carolina and led by former Warner Bros. dev Ames Kirshen, is creating a “big-budget action-adventure sport” starring the G.I. Joe universe’s Snake Eyes.
Snake Eyes was additionally the star of a 2021 movie by the identical identify, which served as an origin story for the character and is meant to be the primary in a rebooted G.I. Joe movie franchise. Whereas it is attainable the sport might tie into the movie universe, no extra particulars on the sport have but been launched.
The G.I. Joe franchise has had a variety of video video games over time, courting again to 1983’s G.I. Joe: Cobra Strike on the Atari. The latest launch was G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout, a third-person shooter launched in 2020 that was developed as a licensed sport by Chilean studio IguanaBee.
Whereas Hasbro has 5 different studios all engaged on their very own initiatives, most of them are nonetheless unannounced. Texas studio Skeleton Key’s engaged on a horror sport which will or could not find yourself involving one among Hasbro’s present franchises. An unnamed studio in Washington is engaged on an authentic challenge which Hasbro normal supervisor of digital gaming Tim Fields says will probably be “sort of surprising for our followers.”
Texas studio Archetype Leisure is creating an authentic sci-fi RPG, whereas the builders behind 2021’s Dungeons & Dragons: Darkish Alliance even have a brand new, unnanounced challenge within the works. The final studio on Hasbro’s books handles the continuing improvement of MTG: Area, and is predicated in the identical workplaces as the remainder of the Magic: The Gathering group.
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