Hudson Entertainment has announced today a partnership with Corus Entertainment Inc.’s Nelvana Enterprises to develop and distribute video games based on the new upcoming TV series BEYBLADE: Metal Fusion. The games are set to release for Nintendo DS and Wii this Holiday.
“The original Beyblade television series and toy line were a worldwide phenomenon and the new versions are already immensely popular in Japan. We’re confident that the series and the video games will have similar success in North America,” said Mike Pepe, Director of Marketing for Hudson Entertainment. “Both the Nintendo DS and Wii versions of the game will follow the story in the show, and we’re looking forward to fans being able to battle as their favorite Beybladers whether they’re home or on the run!”
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with Hudson Entertainment to bring the excitement of Beyblade to video games,” said Colin Bohm, Vice President and Managing Director, Nelvana Enterprises. “Hudson’s experience creating hit games for a younger audience makes them the perfect partner for a Beyblade video game.”
Let’s hope that these games will live up to the enthusiasm expressed by Hudson and Nelvana Enterprises. BEYBLADE: Metal Fusion is set to debut on Cartoon Network this June. This means we should have a good idea on whether or not we should be excited for the games by this time next month. I’m optimistic.