Explore the wild frontier in a brand new open-world adventure inspired by the upcoming Dreamworks animation feature film Spirit untamed
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe, Outright Games and Universal Games and Digital Platforms are excited to reveal the upcoming release of DreamWorks Spirit Lucky’s Big Adventure, the first-ever video game set in the adventurous world of DreamWorks Animation’s award-winning Spirit franchise. The new video game will release on Nintendo Switch™, Playstation®4, Xbox One and PC digital in Winter 2021 (ANZ).
Inspired by the upcoming DreamWorks Animation feature film, Spirit Untamed, this new open-world action-adventure game offers players a chance to go on a wild adventure and explore the wonders of the frontier with Lucky and her beloved wild mustang, Spirit. This original story celebrates themes of adventure, friendship and the special bond between a girl and her horse as Lucky teams up with best friends, Abigail and Pru, to embark on a fun-filled quest for hidden treasure in Miradero.
KEY GAME FEATURES:
- BE LUCKY – Star in a new adventure with your fearless best friends Abigail and Pru.
- BOND WITH SPIRIT – Groom Lucky’s faithful mustang to help him grow stronger and trek to new regions.
- RIDE THE FRONTIER – Explore a wild, open landscape full of collectibles.
- SHOW YOUR STYLE – Give Lucky a new look with outfits and accessories collected throughout the game.
- LIVE THE LIFE – Rescue animals in danger, help the townsfolk, compete in horse races, take photos and more!
“We are thrilled to collaborate with Universal Games and Digital Platforms once again, especially on such a unique, diverse and beloved franchise,” said Terry Malham, CEO of Outright Games. “As a company, we strive to create innovative, exciting games and with DreamWorks Spirit Lucky’s Big Adventure, we are proud to bring fans a game that is ideal for young girls and will surely provide fun for the entire family.”
“With this new game, we will explore the themes of true friendship and daring adventures in authentic, fresh and creative ways,” said Jim Molinets, SVP of Production, Universal Games and Digital Platforms. “The world of Miradero will be brought to life in this interactive coming-of-age story that will delight fans and introduce the vibrant world to new audiences.”
The Spirit franchise achieved huge success with the Netflix series Spirit Riding Free, released as eight full seasons and several specials. The series has received huge critical acclaim, including a 2019 Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation, and ranks as the top Netflix series for girls ages 2-5 and 6-11. The DreamWorks Spirit toy line is also a best-seller and was nominated for a Toy of the Year Award in 2018 and in 2019 for Doll of the Year. The Spirit franchise will continue with the release of the new DreamWorks Animation feature film, Spirit Untamed, on June 4, 2021, inviting even more fans to join the adventures in Miradero.
DreamWorks Spirit Lucky’s Big Adventure launches Winter 2021 (ANZ) on Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®4, Xbox One and Steam, with pre-orders now.
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About Spirit Untamed
An epic adventure about a headstrong girl longing for a place to belong who discovers a kindred spirit when her life intersects with a wild horse, Spirit Untamed is the next chapter in the beloved story from DreamWorks Animation.
Lucky Prescott never really knew her late mother, Milagro Navarro, a fearless horse-riding stunt performer from Miradero, a small town on the edge of the wide-open frontier.
Like her mother, Lucky isn’t exactly a fan of rules and restrictions, which has caused her Aunt Cora no small amount of worry. Lucky has grown up in an East Coast city under Cora’s watchful eye, but when Lucky presses her own luck with one too many risky escapades, Cora picks up stakes and moves them both back with Lucky’s father, Jim, in Miradero.
Lucky is decidedly unimpressed with the sleepy little town. She has a change of heart when she meets Spirit, a wild Mustang who shares her independent streak, and befriends two local horseback riders, Abigail Stone and Pru Granger.
When a heartless horse wrangler and his team plan to capture Spirit and his herd and auction them off to a life of captivity and hard labor, Lucky enlists her new friends and bravely embarks on the adventure of a lifetime to rescue the horse who has given her freedom and a sense of purpose, and has helped Lucky discover a connection to her mother’s legacy that she never expected.
Spirit Untamed, the follow-up to DreamWorks Animation’s Oscar®-nominated film Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, is directed by Elaine Bogan (Netflix and DreamWorks Animation Television’s Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia) and is produced by Karen Foster (co-producer, How to Train Your Dragon). The film’s co-director is Ennio Torresan (head of story, The Boss Baby), and the film’s score is by composer Amie Doherty (Amazon’s Undone, DreamWorks Animation’s Marooned).
About Outright Games
Outright Games is a global video games publisher with a focus on quality family entertainment to a worldwide audience. Founded in 2016, Outright Games has established its place in the market delivering engaging interactive games of beloved entertainment licenses globally. Outright Games brings stories and characters to life with titles including favourites such as Jumanji: The Video Game with Sony Pictures, Paw Patrol: On a Roll with Nickelodeon, Ben 10 with Cartoon Network, and Dragons: Dawn of New Risers with NBC Universal. With an Outright Games title there will be fun for all the family to enjoy. For more information please visit: www.outrightgames.com
About Universal Games and Digital Platforms
Universal’s Games and Digital Platforms group leverages the vast portfolio of IP and characters from NBCUniversal. The Games and Digital Platforms group is a business unit of Universal Brand Development, which is chartered with globally expanding the company’s intellectual properties, franchises, characters and stories through innovative physical and digital products, content and consumer experiences. The company’s extensive portfolio includes properties created by Universal Pictures, Illumination, DreamWorks Animation, and NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. Universal Brand Development is part of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation. www.universalbranddevelopment.com
About DreamWorks Animation
DreamWorks Animation (DWA), a division of the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, within NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation, is a global family entertainment company with feature film and television brands. The company’s deep portfolio of intellectual property is supported by a robust, worldwide consumer products practice, which includes licensing, and location-based entertainment venues around the world. DWA’s feature film heritage includes many of the world’s most beloved characters and franchises, including Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon, Trolls and The Boss Baby, and have amassed more than $15 billion in global box office receipts. DreamWorks Animation’s television business has quickly become one of the world’s leading producers of high-quality, animated family programming, reaching consumers in more than 190 countries. Creating a diverse array of original content in a variety of formats and delivering deep, fully immersive worlds served up with compelling characters, the prolific studio has garnered 27 Emmy awards since inception in 2013.
A Heartful of Games
AHEARTFUL OF GAMES (AHEARTFUL) is an independent game studio based in Madrid, Spain. Since our Kickstarter debut on 14th of February, we’ve strived to make compelling and innovative games. Heart&Slash was our first project, and stood out for its unique visual style and virtually endless replayability, making it an engaging couch brawler experience. Founded in humble beginnings, H&S’s development was entirely remote and lasted over 18 months, all the while maintaining an active Early Access campaign. Heart&Slash was released on Steam, Xbox One and PS4 in 2016. The Nintendo Switch release came out during Christmas 2018. At the end of 2015, while H&S’s development was ramping down, AHEARTFUL collaborated with Kaia Studios with their debut title Dynasty Feud a 2D fast-paced 4-player brawler centered on one-hit-kill as a core mechanic. In a match of Dynasty Feud, players control all the family members of warrior dynasties, replacing each other after each death. Dynasty Feud earned multiple honors and awards for its engaging gameplay and support for online play. In 2017, we began the pre-production of IRONSKINS, for which so far, AHEARTFUL has received both the CREATIVE MEDIA and RED.ES grants. IRONSKINS is still in development today and is scheduled to release in 2020.
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