SAN DIEGO, July 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The legendary game Galaga is finally getting an origin story. Swedish and Los Angeles-based producer The Nuttery Entertainment have entered into an exclusive option agreement with BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment to usher the 35-year-old arcade gaming classic into the world of animation.
The Nuttery is creating a unique animated brand extension of Galaga entitled ‘Galaga Chronicles’ that is intended to encompass an animated series as well as a complete licensing & merchandising program around it. To help bring the 8-bit universe into hi-def, The Nuttery will use its Los Angeles-based team and in partnership with acclaimed Hollywood writers and producers.
“We are incredibly honored to be able to work on such an amazing legacy property and help launch it into the animated space. There is such a deep love for this game from fans around the world and our team is excited make sure the next chapter in the Galaga saga is equally impressive and inspiring as its humble 8-bit beginnings,” says Magnus Jansson, CEO of The Nuttery.
Galaga Chronicles is planned for a multi-tiered approach across new and established media platforms. The Nuttery is creating a new meta Universe for Galaga that will re-imagine the brand based on the existing lore together with all new characters and storylines.
“We are extremely happy with the new direction The Nuttery is taking our beloved Galaga brand. While the re-imagining of the game into animation will be unique, and for the first time in Galaga’s history, story and character-based, there is also a great respect for its history. The story incorporates almost everything the preceding 35 years of incredible gaming the brand has offered fans as well as remaining true to the United Galaxy Space Force timeline. We couldn’t be more excited about what is to come and to present our dedicated fanbase with the next generation of Galaga entertainment!” says Hirotaka Watanabe, Executive Officer, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment.
Head to GalagaChronicles.com and @GalagaChronicles on Instagram to join the fight and get the latest updates on the upcoming Galaga series.
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We deliver various products and services catering to a worldwide audience in areas such as network content, home video game software and arcade game machines based on our IP (Intellectual Property) Axis. We give shape to “a new type of fun” with amazing ideas and newer technology unavailable elsewhere. Furthermore, we make ordinary everyday lives more enjoyable and aim to realize “more fun for everyone” that allows customers throughout the world to keep smiling.
About The Nuttery Entertainment
The Nuttery Entertainment is a digital-first entertainment studio, creating the next-generation of standout, premium content for new and emerging platforms. The Nuttery Entertainment brings together world-class content and top-tier partnerships together with decades of industry experience – utilizing new business and distribution models in a digital and fan-centric approach to content creation. The Nuttery Entertainment works laterally across most genres with a focus on games and animation entertainment. The Nuttery was founded by award-winning writer/director Magnus Jansson and producer Erik Öhrner. More information about the company and its projects can be found at www.nutteryentertainment.com.
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