Rising Star Games Inc, a leading publisher of interactive entertainment, today announced Beyblade: Evolution, an all-new game for the Nintendo 3DS. Beyblade: Evolution is being published worldwide by Rising Star Games licensed by d-rights Inc. and representative Nelvana Enterprises. Expected to spin into retail this fall, the game will be available in two versions: a standalone Nintendo 3DS edition, and in collaboration with Hasbro, a collector's edition, which includes an exclusive, six-piece Beyblade Wing Pegasus 90WF toy previously unavailable outside of Japan.
Developed to take advantage of the unique capabilities of the Nintendo 3DS, Beyblade: Evolution lets players launch their in-game Beyblade, using the gyro and motion sensors and manipulating the viewing angle with the Augmented Reality camera for precise control and adjustment. Players engage in real-time multiplayer battles or follow the Story Mode campaign unlocking new parts and information to fine-tune their tops in the Bey Factory.
Beyblade: Evolution game play is an exciting take on the Metal Saga television series which has enjoyed monumental global success since its launch in 2010. Consumers will also now have an exclusive opportunity to unlock and view a sneak peek of the newest upcoming TV series Beyblade: Shogun Steel, which will feature the revolutionary new toy line by Hasbro. With a global release date of Fall 2013, this exciting and highly anticipated TV season introduces an entirely new generation of characters to fans apart from the Metal Saga series, showcasing an innovative storyline twist that highlights strategic warrior spirit battling.
"We are delighted to be working with Hasbro, Nelvana and d-rights on this innovative game made specifically for the Nintendo 3DS system and to include an exciting new chapter in the series," said Martin Defries, Rising Star Games' managing director. "We're also thrilled to be able to offer fans the opportunity to get their hands on an exclusive battle top that is sure to be a must-have among serious players."
" Beyblade continues to offer an exciting world of interaction between the television series, toys, games and tournament community," said Colin Bohm, Managing Director, Nelvana Enterprises. "We are pleased to be partnering with Rising Star Games to bring this engaging new gaming experience to the fans."
In the American markets both SKUs are to be sold by Rising Star Games' distribution partner, D3Publisher.
The top-rated animated TV series can be seen in over 80 countries, including Canada (YTV), U.S (Cartoon Network), U.K (NickToons), France (Gulli), Germany (Nickelodeon) and Latin America (Disney XD).
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