Bakugan to Debut to Public at Comic-Con
July 16, 2009
ACTIVISION DEBUTS BAKUGAN BATTLE BRAWLERS VIDEO GAME TO THE PUBLIC AT SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON
World’s Hottest Toy and Animated TV Series Will Be Playable on Wii and Nintendo DS at the Bakugan Booth
Activision Publishing, Inc., and Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana Enterprises announced today that the world premiere of Bakugan Battle Brawlers™ will be at San Diego Comic-Con. Attendees of the famed convention can get their hands on Bakugan Battle Brawlers on Wii™ and Nintendo DS™ for the first time ever when Comic-Con opens its doors to the public on July 23. Bakugan Battle Brawlers will be located in the Spin Master/Bakugan Booth SDCC #3712.
“Bakugan is one of the most popular and successful new properties to come along in years,” said David Oxford, Activision Publishing. “There are legions of fans, desperate to see how the video game versions of their favorite characters and creatures are being handled. For a phenomenon this huge, only an event the size of Comic-Con is the right place for Bakugan to make its debut.”
“Comic-Con is the perfect venue at which to debut our Bakugan Battle Brawlers video game” said Doug Murphy, President, Nelvana and GM, Corus Kids. “Activision has exceeded our expectations as they bring this hit property to life in a new and engaging way for our ever growing audiences.”
Bakugan™ is based on the story of Dan and his friends whose lives were forever changed when mysterious cards fell from the sky. Creating a game from the cards where powerful creatures known as Bakugan battle, it isn’t long before they discover that their hobby is much more than just a simple pastime. Utilizing special game cards Bakugan battle masters roll spheres onto the cards, which activate and transform into Bakugan “battle brawling” action figures. The toy line, developed by Spin Master Ltd., has won three “Toy of the Year” awards from the Toy Industry Association. Bakugan is also an animated cartoon series airing on Cartoon Network in the United States, TELETOON in Canada and many international broadcasters.
Bakugan Battle Brawlers will be released for Wii™, Nintendo DS™, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PLAYSTATION®3 and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment systems on October 20, 2009. For more information about Bakugan Battle Brawlers, please visit www.bakugan-videogame.com or follow news about the game on Twitter: @bakuganvidgame.