LIONSGATE AND NEXT GAMES PARTNER FOR JOINT BOOTH AT COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL: SAN DIEGO
Take on the original Green Ranger – Jason David Frank – in the Power Rangers: Legacy Wars #GreenRangerTakedown and dive into the world of The Walking Dead through a demo of the official mobile game of AMC’s blockbuster TV show at booth #4045.
SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 18, 2017 – Global content leader Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) and mobile game trendsetter Next Games, specializing in developing mobile games based on entertainment franchises, have announced they are teaming up for a joint presence at this week’s Comic-Con International: San Diego. Located at booth #4045, the exhibition will feature a variety of demos, challenges, prizes and swag from fan-favorites like Saban’s Power Rangers, The Walking Dead and John Wick.
Power Rangers fans will want to stop by the booth for a chance to play the real-time multiplayer fighting game Power Rangers: Legacy Wars, from Lionsgate, Saban Brands and developer nWay, with the original Green Ranger himself, actor Jason David Frank. Everyone that challenges him in the #GreenRangerTakedown will snag special Power Rangers swag. Jason David Frank will be in the Lionsgate booth July 21-23 from 11 a.m. to noon each day.
The booth will feature demos of the VR shooter John Wick Chronicles from Starbreeze and Lionsgate, Next Games’ critically acclaimed The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land, the official mobile game of AMC’s blockbuster television program, and Power Rangers: Legacy Wars, the first mobile game to feature Rangers and villains from 24 years of the TV show and the feature film Saban’s Power Rangers. In addition, indie developer Bloober Team will be on hand as friends of Lionsgate to present their upcoming original horror title, >observer_. Set in a bleak and gritty cyberpunk dystopia, the game tells the story of a neural detective entangled in a series of brutal and mysterious murders.
Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) is a vertically integrated next-generation global content leader with a diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, premium pay television networks, home entertainment, global distribution and sales, interactive ventures and games and location-based entertainment.
With the acquisition of Starz, Lionsgate adds to its portfolio of businesses the flagship STARZ premium pay network serving 24.2 million subscribers. The combined company will operate five over-the-top (OTT) streaming services and the STARZ app delivering content directly to consumers.
The Company’s feature film business spans eight labels and includes the global box office phenomenon La La Land, winner of six Academy Awards®, the blockbuster Hunger Games, John Wick and Now You See Me franchises, double Oscar-winner Hacksaw Ridge, Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween, Saban’s Power Rangers, Roadside Attractions’ critically acclaimed Manchester by the Sea, Codeblack Films’ All Eyez on Me and Pantelion Films’ How to Be A Latin Lover and Instructions Not Included, the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S.
One of the largest independent television businesses in the world, Lionsgate’s slate of premium-quality series encompasses nearly 90 shows on more than 40 different networks. These include the ground-breaking Orange is the New Black, Nashville, The Wendy Williams Show, The Royals, Casual, Greenleaf, Dear White People, the network reality show Candy Crush, and hit STARZ series including American Gods, The White Princess, Outlander and Power, the second highest-rated premium pay television series of 2016.
Lionsgate’s home entertainment business is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rates. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of more than 16,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as a foundation for the growth of the Company’s core businesses. The Lionsgate, Summit Entertainment and Starz brands are synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world. www.lionsgate.com
About Next Games
Next Games (Helsinki Nasdaq First North: NXTGMS) is the first publicly listed mobile game developer and publisher in Finland, specializing in games based on entertainment franchises, such as movies, TV series or books. The developers of the critically acclaimed The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land redefines the way franchise entertainment transforms into highly engaging service-based mobile games. The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land, based on the popular AMC TV series, has been downloaded over 16 million times, with the game mirroring, in near real-time, events as they occur in the show. Currently Next Games is working on new games based on popular entertainment franchises including a mobile game for the extremely popular Blade Runner franchise and the Blade Runner 2049 movie. Next Games employs over 90 people and is based in Helsinki, Finland.www.nextgames.com
About Power Rangers: Legacy Wars
Developed in partnership with Saban Brands, Lionsgate and nWay, Power Rangers: Legacy Wars is the first video game to feature Rangers and villains from Power Rangers history fighting alongside one another. Since its launch in March 2017, Power Rangers: Legacy Wars has been downloaded more than 18 million times and over 150 million matches have been played to date. Power Rangers: Legacy Wars is free to play on both iOS and Android. For more information about Power Rangers: Legacy Wars, please visit www.playlegacywars.com.
nWay is the game studio behind Power Rangers: Legacy Wars and ChronoBlade, a competitive and cooperative multiplayer action RPG for mobile, TV and browser platforms. Featuring console-quality graphics and fast-paced synchronous cross-platform multiplayer gameplay, nWay’s games leverage the company’s proprietary technology for a latency-free experience. The company is based in San Francisco with offices in Seoul, Korea. The nWay team is comprised of leading developers and executives from companies like Sony, Electronic Arts, LucasArts, Kabam, Nexon and NCSoft. They have collectively contributed to over a dozen hit mobile, console and online games including: FIFA, Battlefield Online, Lineage II, Warhammer, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Heroes of Newerth, Dominations, Star Wars Uprising and Marvel Contest of Champions. nWay has received venture funding from Baseline Ventures, TransLink Capital, WI Harper Group, Cowboy Ventures, Harrison Metal and Keytone Ventures. For more information, visit nWay at www.nway.com.
About Saban’s Power Rangers
Saban’s Power Rangers franchise is the brainchild of Haim Saban, creator and producer of the original “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” hit series that launched in 1993. Following its introduction, “Power Rangers” quickly became the most-watched children’s television program in the United States and remains one of the top-rated and longest running kids live-action series in television history. The series follows the adventures of a group of ordinary teens who morph into superheroes and save the world from evil. It is seen in more than 150 markets, translated into numerous languages and a favorite on many key international children’s programming blocks around the world. For more information, visit www.powerrangers.com.
About Bloober Team
Bloober Team, most known for its psychological horror game Layers of Fear, is an indie game studio company based in Krakow, Poland. Their goal is to redefine the horror genre and prove that there are different ways to scare and unnerve the player outside of cheap jump-scares and action-packed gameplay. By bringing >observer_ to the market they are also introducing a new horror genre called “hidden horror” that relies on important socio-political subjects and focuses on heavy cathartic experiences.