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Outright Games, Universal Games and Digital Platforms and Bandai Namco Entertainment have revealed that DreamWorks Trollhunters Defenders of Arcadia is in development for Nintendo Switch.

This WayForward-developed upcoming platform action-adventure game is inspired by the Emmy Award-winning Netflix series from Academy Award-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro.

The all-star voice cast from the Netflix series has recorded new content for the game, including Emile Hirsch as Jim Lake Jr., David Bradley as Merlin, Charlie Saxton as Toby and Lexi Medrano as Claire.

This new game will tell a brand new story that takes place in between the distinct worlds of the Tales of Arcadia trilogy, which is made up from Trollhunters, 3Below and the upcoming new series Wizards.

It will act “as a key narrative beat that unifies the trilogy,” and allow you to become the hero of Arcadia – levelling up your armour and abilities to become more powerful than ever, with the chance to team up in local co-op multiplayer.

“DreamWorks Trollhunters Defender of Arcadia will take players on an intriguing and authentic new adventure that showcases the series’ key pillars of friendship, loyalty and fantasy,” explains Universal Games and Digital Platforms senior vice president of production Jim Molinets. “Expanding on the bold and creative story that has delighted fans for years, the game brings to life the vivid world of Arcadia Oaks in fun and surprising ways.”

Outright Games CEO Terry Malham adds: “We are immensely honoured to be involved with the franchise in such an integral way. The Tales of Arcadia trilogy is a stand out in the world of streaming content, from the incredible talent involved to the breadth of content in the series. To have our game be a part of this and to work with a developer as renowned as Wayforward to bring it all together is a dream come true for us.”

DreamWorks Trollhunters Defenders of Arcadia will release at retail and on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide on 25th September 2020.

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